Long Term Forecaster (# 3013919)
At HP, we believe in the power of ideas. We use ideas to put technology to work for everyone. And we believe that ideas thrive best in a culture of teamwork. That is why everyone - at every level in every function, is encouraged to have original ideas, to express them and to share them. We trust anything can be achieved if you really believe in it, and we will invest in your ideas to change lives and the way people work. This vision is what sets us apart as a company. At HP we work across borders, and without limits. Global virtual teams share resources and pool their big ideas to solve business issues and meet personal goals. Everyone is valued for the unique skills, experiences and perspective they bring. That’s how we work at HP. And this is how ideas and people grow.
HP is a proven leader in personal systems and printing, delivering innovations that empower people to create, interact, and inspire like never before. We leverage our strong financial position to extend our leadership in traditional markets and invest in exciting new technologies.
HP has an impressive portfolio and strong innovation pipeline across areas such as:
• blended reality technology - our unique Sprout by HP will change the way people do things
• 3D printing
• multi-function printing
• Ink in the office
• tablets, phablets, notebooks
• mobile workstations
We’re looking for visionaries who are ready to make an impact on the way the world works. At HP, the future’s yours to create!
Graduate in Business Administration or Marketing, as well as Engineering with solid business knowledge
Strong, demonstrated analytical skills
Advanced Excel knowledge
Good understanding of HP’s consumer RTM business and distribution models
Able to see the big picture and have a firm grasp on the details
Good business acumen, able to bring the story behind the numbers
Demonstrated teamwork skills
Demonstrated track record for excellent English written and verbal communication, up to executive level (GM, VP)
Ability to work both in a structured and dynamic environment
Demonstrated drive and enthusiasm, track record for getting things done
Experience in working with SAP modules on planning and forecasting will be considered a plus
Experience in improving processes, knowledge on Lean Six Sigma methodologies and/or Green Belt certification will be considered a plus
HP is the largest technology solutions provider in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and worldwide. The EMEA Home Printing Solutions (HPS) Hardware category team is responsible for HP's Home and SMB Hardware printing portfolio, a $700M net revenue business for HP.
In this position you will be part of the EMEA Home Printer Solutions Hardware category team, and you will work closely with the Short Term forecasters and key stakeholders across the organization (Product Managers, Business Managers) and across EMEA sub-regions to lead the long term forecast process for HPS HW. You’ll be part of a very dynamic team, responsible for defining sales strategies for home and SMB products, the largest HP market in number of units sold per year.
The main responsibilities for this job are (but not limited):
End to end Long Term Forecast (i.e. 18 months), including updating seasonality index, country split maintenance, quality checks implementation and monitoring (SAP-APO system job checks, SKU level forecast checks, Data flows from SAP-APO to SC system checks)
New product set up as per upcoming NPIs
Forecast load to the system (SAP-APO now and SAP-IBP next year), ensuring quality and accuracy
System job checks
Forecast accuracy analysis and reporting
Lead/participate in improvement projects (e.g. SAP-IBP implementation)
Continuously seek for process improvement (e.g. automation, robustness) and better data management, across HPS and OPS
Understand OPS long term forecasting basics to team up with OPS Long Term Forecaster and back up each other