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Forecast Analyst

companyMAT Holdings, Inc
locationLake Zurich, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

Founded in 1984, MAT Holdings, Inc. is a privately held $2.2 billion multi-national company with manufacturing operations, distribution centers, and sourcing offices worldwide in the automotive, fencing, hardware, and power equipment sectors. Headquartered in Long Grove, Illinois, we have over 40 factories on three continents, including 2.1 million square feet of U.S. distribution and manufacturing space.  We provide our customers with various services, including U.S. and overseas engineering, quality assurance, logistic and distribution support, strategic warehousing, bi-lingual sourcing, product development, and marketing. MAT is a family of companies and products providing employment opportunities with more than 14,000 employees in 12 countries. 

Job Description

This position is responsible for maintaining the monthly demand planning process (including both statistical and consensus / collaborative forecasting approaches). This individual will monitor and update the finished goods forecast process data. This person contributes to the cross-functional inventory planning and customer demand review processes.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Validate demand data from multiple sources.
  • Develop and maintain a monthly forecast for all finished goods parts using order and shipment history, customer point of sale data, market intelligence, and industry trends to inform the projected demand.
  • Contribute to the monthly collaborative demand review as part of the S&OP process.
  • Work with sales, marketing, and product management to understand product life cycles, demand patterns, and short, medium, and long-term forecasts.
  • Analyze and develop insights on data from a customer point of sales data systems and internal order-management systems.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts to advance the demand planning and forecasting process capabilities.
  • Maintain forecast vs. actual history data by customer, product family, channel, geography, and SKU.



  • Knowledge and experience with enterprise planning software (e.g., SAP, JDA, Oracle, etc.)
  • Experience using and interacting with MRP systems.
  • Experience with forecasting methodologies, techniques, and approaches (e.g., moving averages, exponential smoothing, holt-winters, box-jenkins, discrete probability, etc.).
  • Detail-oriented and ability to organize work activities in highly ambiguous situations.
  • Strong MS Office skills (i.e., Excel and Access).
  • Strong problem-identification and analytical skills.
  • Experience with process management skills.
  • Action-oriented.


  • Undergraduate degree in mathematics, supply chain, or engineering required.
  • Relevant industry experience in the automotive or aftermarket parts business.
  • 2-6 years of supply chain planning experience in the areas of S&OP, demand planning, and/or supply planning.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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