Product Planning and Forecast Analyst
An exciting and rare opportunity to join Nintendo
Gaming or Video Games knowledge is required
About Our Client
Nintendo are leaders within the industry and pioneers in the creation of interactive entertainment.
Thanks to their products Nintendo SwitchTM and Nintendo 3DSTM , they are one of the leading manufacturers of video games and consoles in the field of interactive entertainment. Their intention is to reach everyone with their products - regardless of age, gender or experience with games.
A strong and motivated team, superior quality, new concepts, the creative development and implementation of game ideas, combined with a sophisticated sales strategy enables them to constantly surprise players with innovative products.
They have a number of recognisable and much loved products including Pokemon, Mario franchises, Zelda and many more! Bringing a family feel, Nintendo are looking for a Product Planning and Forecast Analyst to join their successful team
The role covers three key areas - Sales forecasting, Business/Product Planning and Reporting
The main purpose of the role is to assist the Business Intelligence Manager, Head of Finance and General Manager in analysing seasonal trends, historical sales and external factors to create the sales forecasts and in turn manage the product planning and stock orders for Nintendo UK's product range.
Key responsibilities include:
Product planning of existing and new release Nintendo products in the UK
Identify trends and patterns in historical sales performances to create and update sales forecasts
Support the process of creating and evaluating sell through scenarios to apply to new release products and suggesting benchmark titles
Give a recommendation of new release stock orders based on forecasts and analysis of data
Manage stock orders and proactively challenge the business with regards to stock orders and forecasts
Continuous improvement approach to forecasting
Attend weekly sales meetings to provide insight about sales performance and stock planning
Manage reporting which clearly communicate forecasts to the wider business
The Successful Applicant
Highly analytical with a background in analysis and forecasting
Gaming/Video games product knowledge is a must
Excellent communication skills
Advanced Excel (Pivot tables, V Look Ups etc.)
SAP and SAP BI knowledge is an advantage but not essential
Methodical and well organised
Excellent attention to detail
What's on Offer
A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful candidate along with the chance to work at this leading business!