Cost Forecast Analyst

The Cost Forecast Analyst will review reports, data on sales, and margin for the business our stores do with production builders.? The goal is to maintain expected margins. The Cost Forecast Analyst will work with not only the cost forecaster managers, but with the stores, Area Managers, and Salespeople as well. The Cost Forecast Analyst will report findings and present possible suggestions and solutions for improvement to the Director of Pricing/Cost Forecasting.

Specific Functions:

  • Analyze 0220 invoice report

  • Analyze window, door, and trim programs for production builders

  • Talk with stores about deviations from above programs

  • Analyze the no charge detail report

  • Analyze the under 14% report

  • Analyze pricing models

  • Set up new pricing models and analyze the risk involved with the model

  • Ability to take raw information and create useful reports

  • Participate in weekly National Sales call and other related conference calls

  • Suggest ways to streamline processes or improve efficiency

  • Coordinate across departments to pull together information to successfully bid jobs

  • Present findings to Director of Pricing/Cost Forecasting

Required Skills

  • Computer Skills:?Word processing software,?Spreadsheet software,?Inventory software,?Order processing system,?Database software

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business reports, technical procedures and /or government regulations; write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or at least 2 years of specific experience and/or training related to the essential functions of the job; or equivalent combination of education and training.

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