Business Planning Analyst Job at Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair – 5.0 Remote

Description: I-CAR Profile:
The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) is a growing, not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, serving the automotive collision repair industry globally. The organization was established by representatives of the collision repair, automotive, and insurance industries in 1979 and has doubled its revenue over the last six years.
Today, the I-CAR brand is stronger than it has been in 40 years of operation and has gained a worldwide reputation. There is momentum and excitement among its committed workforce, instructors and volunteers to continue to help the organization grow and expand its breadth of reach and scale. I-CAR leadership believes that the future of the organization will be importantly influenced by its continuing innovation and relevance of its products, technical programs and services.
Job Summary: This position is responsible for development, maintenance, and execution of I-CAR’s demand forecasting models. An ideal candidate possesses a strong combination of statistical knowledge and experience in sales forecasting, and data analytics. This individual will act as the primary liaison for the Operations Team to strengthen the Sales and Operations planning functions of the organization. The Business Planning Analyst will complete all work under the direction of the Manager, Business Operations.
This position will be primarily remote but will entail occasional travel to our headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Travel will average approximately 15% annually.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with Sales Team members to develop accurate and timely demand forecasts that support the I-CAR Sales and Operations Planning process.
  • Monitor new product launch requirements and align to demand planning processes.
  • Communicate product demand related risks and opportunities to management and leadership teams.
  • Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective and flexible mitigation strategies.
  • Generate demand planning scenarios for cross organizational discussions.
  • Work cross-functionally to accurately reflect recent trends and achieve continuous improvement in demand forecast accuracy, and other demand planning measures.
  • Manage and execute various ad-hoc project requests.
  • Conduct extensive analysis for company demand planning.

Requirements: Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Detail-oriented individual who will take initiative to recommend process improvements.
  • Deadline focused individual who will complete assignments accurately in the required timeframe.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of demand planning and logistical controls are required.
  • Experience with data mining and working with large data sets.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate findings from the analysis to others.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills are mandatory.
  • Access, and business intelligence software skills are highly desired

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Business, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, or other technical degree is preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of data analysis experience required.

Highly competitive compensation package which includes Medical, Dental, and Life, 401k Match, performance bonus, generous paid time off, and voluntary benefits.
For more information about I-CAR, it’s important mission, and our collaborative culture please refer to: https://info.i-car.com/about-us/careers
EEO Statement:
I-CAR is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state or local law, where applicable. Those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

About the Company

Company: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair – 5.0

Company Location:  Remote

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