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Financial Planning Analyst
Posted on 1/20/2023
INACTIVE
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Marketing
Sales
Communications
Requirements
  • Experience in demand planning, financial forecasting, or a related field
  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures
  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills
  • Good database skills
  • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Written and verbal communication skills
Responsibilities
  • Develop effective forecast models based on historical sales, changes in channel mix or composition, changes in pricing or product attributes, and industry trends
  • Where appropriate, build more detailed demand forecasts using high-level forecasts provided by wholesale and ecommerce teams
  • Assess impact of marketing initiatives (by Aura and its retailer partners) on the volume and timing of sales
  • Model sell-in, sell-through, and drop-ship volumes by retailer using Aura's existing tools (such as Metabase business intelligence platform); build new tools and techniques where appropriate
  • Forecast sales (units and dollars) by SKU by channel (individual retailers, amazon.com, auraframes.com) by month/week/day, in each market (US, Canada, UK, France, Germany)
  • Estimate demand for warranty-replacement units based on observed and forecast failure rates by SKU and cohort
  • Collaborate with forecast teams at Aura's retail partners to share and refine projections and reach consensus on forecasted sales volumes and timing
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management
  • Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategies
  • Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner
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