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Forecast Model Developer
Job Location:Ontario - Mississauga
Job Number:00139649 Apply Online
Job DescriptionQualifications
Schedule: Full-time

If you join Accenture you can make great ideas happen for some of the world's most dynamic companies. With broad global resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Accenture's Consulting workforce is involved in business consulting, process design work and the application of technologies to business. A career in Consulting is varied and stimulating because each project presents a new challenge and will give you exposure to new clients, business issues, technologies and people. We need people who are able to challenge conventional thought, offer unique perspectives and conceive more innovative solutions for our clients.

Working as a consultant with Accenture, you will build core business, technology and industry expertise helping to deliver world-class business and technology solutions that enable clients to become high performance businesses. Consultants must be professionals who have an interest in how business processes work and interact. In addition, consultants need to apply their skills in project and program management while exhibiting leadership in process re-engineering and implementation of process, technology, and organizational change. Finally, consultants also need to have a working knowledge of the industry and/or the functional areas they serve.

The Consulting workforce is made up of three groups: Management Consulting, Systems Integration Consulting and Technology Consulting. This consulting group structure provides outstanding opportunities to develop highly specialized skills that will help you advance your career.

Job Description

Consulting professionals are responsible for delivering large-scale, complex programs that marry processes with technology to help our clients achieve high performance.

Key responsibilities may include:
Create item/store causal forecasting model within a 4 week timeframe that has the capability to produce baseline and promotional forecasts using SAS software
Generate and validate daily sales forecasts, review forecasts internally and with client team
Review forecast accuracy results, develop insights and refine model to improve performance

Basic Qualifications:
Able to understand advanced mathematics and statistical/informational modeling concepts, how these concepts are applied to generate forecasts and how these forecasts drive business decisions improving forecast accuracy and in-stock percentages.
5+ years experience leading development of SAS-based forecast analytics solutions, including data cleansing, causal factor identification, optimal model application, forecast development and validation
Experience working in fresh grocery categories & demonstrated understanding of unique challenges associated with forecasting demand

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