Planning Analyst

Summary:
The Commercial Management Team is responsible for development and follow-up of Volvo CE’s commercial strategies, including pricing, inventory and sales volume. This position supports the Field Sales organization and Management by providing relevant and timely analysis of the Company’s commercial performance and market activities.

Responsibilities:
  • Take the lead in all volume related forecasting, performing monthly reporting and analysis
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
  • Specifically, coordinate, collect, and consolidate the monthly demand from the North and South American Field based sales team (district directors, district business managers, key accounts team, and the national rental accounts)
  • Reviews and analyzes market developments across product lines and market segments as reported and compiled by the market analyst, applying and incorporating market developments across product lines into the volume plan / forecast
  • Establishes and provides regular monthly/quarterly data reporting of relevant forecast data consistent with executive directions. Evaluates the success of Volvo strategies, tactics, positioning, and market economics relative to competitors as evidenced through the volume planning process for North and South America
  • Has input into as well as supports global sales and operations (S&OP) projects as they are required to further enhance and improve Volvo’s forecasting process and systems
  • Provides input and support to the Commercial Management Manager and team as they develop define and adjust both the market share and pricing strategies
  • Key user of SAP based systems to input and manage the short-term and long term forecasts
  • Interaction with Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, Business Intelligence, S&OP, Communications, and Process & Systems
Success Factors
  • Business mindset, results driven, composed, positive attitude
  • Proficient skills required in problem solving, analysis, interpersonal, verbal & written communications, and project organization
  • Familiarity with Visual Basic programming within excel
  • Well-developed computer and analytical skills
  • Business mindset, results driven, composed, positive attitude
  • Proficient skills required in problem solving, analysis, interpersonal, verbal & written communications, and project organization
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, bridging gaps, reconciling conflicts, and decomposing high-level information into the details
  • Well-developed computer skills including Excel, Access, Business Objects, PowerPoint. Experience with Visual Basic and/or SQL programming a plus
  • Excellent Quantitative, Analytical, and Finance acumen with the ability to apply
  • common sense
  • Some travel is required, including internationally
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or Finance
Professional Experience
  • Minimum three years of successful, progressive experience in Market Analysis and/or Sales Analysis
  • Experience with heavy equipment or related technical industry

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose: to build the world we want to live in. We believe that only through imagination and teamwork can we develop a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Our company culture reflects this belief through the care and trust it places in our customers, employees and suppliers. People are at the heart of our business. It is through our strong network of talented, enquiring and innovative minds that we have been able to pave the way towards a more sustainable future. The global construction industry is our arena and our employees are our greatest assets.

We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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