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Sales and Demand Analyst

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Woodbridge, ON, CA, L4H 3G9

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

General Job Description:

The Sales & Demand Analyst will work closely with the FP&A Manager as the business partner for the Canadian Leadership Teams providing actionable business insight that will lead to improved financial performance. The FP&A team is responsible for managing S&OP, annual sales budgets, monthly / quarterly forecast, weekly pulses and providing analytical support for senior management. The position requires a highly motivated individual to provide top quality, value added analysis and insight. The successful candidate must have exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills and is responsible to ensure his/her customer team has all the necessary analysis and business acumen required to make optimal business decisions. In addition, this individual must be a self-starter with strong data and financial modelling background, problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment with disparate, complex systems and data.

 

Key Responsibilities/Areas of Accountability:

  •  SIOP and IBP (Financial Planning and Forecasting)
    • JWOC business lead working closely with the Sales and Operations teams to develop and complete monthly financial and unitary demand forecasts by Region, Channel, and product category.
    • Manage and operate statistical models providing base line unit and sales forecast, while ensuring high integrity, reasonableness, and accuracy.
    • Working with Provincial Sales Management (PSMs) to understand and incorporate business wins / losses, market changes within the demand plan.
    • Translate the sales demand forecast into an actionable operations forecast and collaborate with Plant Management teams to incorporate and plan in their businesses.
    • Identifying sources of forecast inaccuracy and developing action plans to close the gaps. Continual improvement of the forecasting process.
    • Lead initiatives to improve forecasting process in coordination with Sales and Operations.
    • Utilize monthly cross-functional collaboration meetings to support the development of realistic sales and operations plans with necessary risk and opportunity assumptions.
    • Coordinate, facilitate, and consolidate monthly executive summary of results and presentation by Channel, PSM, and Plant location. Explain monthly variance of results from budget, forecast, and prior year.
    • Develop, prepare, and analyse reports summarizing sales and margin information by channel, product category, PSM, and plant.
    • Assist FP&A team in preparation of strategic, analytical, and insightful presentations to the Canadian Management Teams in support of achieving monthly, quarterly, and annual business targets and objectives.
  • Sales Reporting and Analytics
    • Compile, process, summarize and analyze data based on sales and profitability objectives and prepare reports for delivery in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Prepare regular reporting and ad hoc reports for current business needs in support of initiatives and daily sales operations.
    • Analyze sales performance in light of sales goals, and identify areas of weakness the organization can address to improve sales and profitability.
    • Provide recommendation for changes in sales techniques or promotional efforts to improve sales performance.
    • Additional projects and requests in support of the Canadian sales team as required or assigned.
    • Assisting in the definition, updating, and tracking of key performance metrics and indicators.
  • Other
    • Developing, reviewing, and updating company policies, guidelines, and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with sales guidelines, processes and controls across Canada in accordance with SOX.

 

Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong understanding of Budgeting and Forecasting process and techniques
    • Ability to analyze and interpret financial results. Compiling data from various sources and systems in order to create effective reports.
    • Excellent Communication Skills - Ability to summarize and present conclusions, and provide clear and concise training and coaching to fellow colleagues.
    • Ability to work effectively in a multi system environment.
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel (data downloading, effective and efficient manipulation and analysis), PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • Superior problem solving abilities – thinking outside of the box for appropriate solutions
    • Initiative/Dynamic - Needs to drive improvements and work with colleagues on multitude of issues and processes  
    • Ability to be highly productive with minimal oversight from senior management
    • Detailed and deadline oriented individual.

 

 

 

Qualifications:        

Education

    • University Degree
    • Accreditations – MBA or Finance Designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) an asset

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JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services