Google Senior Business & Forecasting Planner, Fitbit Global in Boulder, Colorado
Experience using spreadsheet and presentation software.
Experience in sales forecasting, business analysis, or related field with a consumer-packaged goods company in electronics.
Experience articulating data with an inherent aptitude to quantify and support conclusions (with data).
Experience with statistical models and measurement techniques (e.g., generalized linear models, time series analysis).
Experience with developing forecasting tools and enhancing reporting capabilities
Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously
Showcase an intellectual curiosity with attention to detail on all projects and deliverables and an ability to independently troubleshoot and root cause problems.
Clear and concise communication with business partners at varying leadership levels
Our team is within the Fitbit Sales & Marketing organization, and are an important advisor to sales leaders. We thrive in fast-paced environments and have a passion for analytics and continuous process improvements. We manage Fitbit region sales forecasts globally.
In this role, you will collaborate with Region Sales Forecast teams and cross-functional business partners to ensure we have a cohesive global point of sale, shipment and right sized channel inventory forecasts rollup that encompasses historical data, customer insights, marketplace trends and promotional plans. You will also own some region-specific deliverables and operate as a subject matter expert in various forecast related areas.
You have a passion for analytics and continuous operational process improvement. You are comfortable with ambiguity, have strong attention to detail, and are motivated by a fast-paced environment where thinking big and diving deep are critical. You are inquisitive and not afraid to challenge how we can improve on the status quo.
You are naturally a strong individual contributor with proven strategic and tactical experience owning sophisticated forecasting and operational processes.
Fitbit’s diverse line of innovative products of smartwatches, trackers and smart scale help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their health and fitness goals. Our products deliver personalized experiences, insights and guidance through leading software and interactive tools to support our users’ health and wellness. Partnering with Google will expand our resources and global platform, and we will be able to accelerate innovation in the wearables category to scale faster, and make health even more accessible to everyone.
(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $114,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired into our offices in Colorado.
Collaborate with global region forecast business partners to ensure POS and shipment forecasts are aligned with Weeks of Stock (WOS) targets and on-hand inventory needs
Conduct monthly Global Forecast team reviews, providing key insights to forecasts trends, calling out risks and opportunities within and across each of the region rollups
Conduct weekly Global Forecast team meetings to review the latest actual vs. forecast trends, as well as deep dive on exceptions and recommendations to improve forecast accuracy
Manage monthly bottom-up/top-down forecast reconciliation process: ensure forecast global operations database rollups are accurate (consistent assumptions and timing across all regions) prior to submission to Supply Operations Partners
Refine business processes to optimize task efficiencies and improve forecast accuracy. Manage the global forecast alignment process and sharing of best practices across the regional forecast teams
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