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Job Title:   Forecast Analyst - Procurement
Bob Evans Inc.
Purchasing - Procurement


Statement of Purpose

The position will develop and refine a forecast of sales volume by product, group, distribution point, distribution channel and other criteria to support the business.  The position will use the Infor Demand Planning tool, along with institutional knowledge and input from other departments to generate the forecast.  The position will use analytical skills to judge accuracy of the forecast, and communication skills to seek support for improvement and disperse the forecast to the applicable operating entities.


  1. Produces an accurate forecast for manufactured and purchased products.
  2. Works with design team to build, develop and implement forecasting tool.
  3. Works with Sales Organization to promote accuracy of promotion activity planning.
  4. Provides forecast for purchased products to manufactures and provide recommendations for raw material and packaging purchases.
  5. Collaborates with the design team to build, develop, and implement forecasting tool.
  6. Understands and manages current complex dating system. 
  7. Trains users on the forecast system.
  8. All other job duties as assigned.  


  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving, analytical skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Word, Power Point, and Excel) and an understanding of technology opportunities.
  • Strong knowledge of Infor Demand Planning tool.
  • Understanding the use of statistical tools and analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in accounting, finance or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with a manufacturing company or equivalent experience, preferably in food processing.
  • Thorough knowledge of business process and an understanding of the varied inputs that will go into the development of a forecast. 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Traveling is required with an estimate travel time of 25%
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