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Senior Manager, Demand Forecasting

4 Copley Place - Floor 7
Boston, MA 02116

Wayfair is in the midst of a rapid buildout of physical assets which will soon total 100 facilities across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The strategic buildout enables unique supply chain efficiencies and customer delivery experiences. To execute this strategic vision, Wayfair needs to create innovative demand forecasting models and inventory management systems that ensure efficient deployment of capital for both Wayfair and its 5000+ suppliers. Improving demand forecasting is a key strategic initiative at the company and is highly visible function. The Demand Forecasting team uses in-depth analytics and business acumen to make smart and strategic demand and supply planning decisions. The team collaborates cross-functionally with multiple teams across the company, ranging from Data Science, Operations Research, Product, Engineering, CastleGate Operations/ Inventory Availability/ Account Management/ Buyfair, and Merchandising/ Category Management/ Promotions. We tackle complex, big-picture problems head-on and use data and analytics to help frame business strategy and drive decision-making.

What You'll Do

  • Structure the demand and supply planning methodology and set up the key operating processes
  • Architect algorithms and systems to improve demand forecasting
  • Define innovative and data-driven MVP/pilot solutions to improve process/sub-process performance, and streamline processes, algorithms and data architecture to drive ongoing process improvements
  • Drive strong relationships across stakeholder teams to grow MVPs/pilot initiatives into mature and thriving programs across the organization
  • Work closely with the product and engineering teams to define the product roadmap and prioritize resources effectively
  • Develop KPIs for measuring process/sub-process performance and showcase performance trends and program improvements to senior management
  • Lead and mentor a strong team of managers and analysts

What You'll Need

  • Experience working with large datasets and passionate about solving complex business problems
  • An affinity for data and resourcefulness in making intelligent assumptions when data is not available
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and executive presence in team meetings
  • Experience collaborating successfully with cross-functional teams
  • A manager doer who is willing to get deep in the weeds
  • An entrepreneurial and positive attitude
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL & Tableau and working knowledge of statistical tools
  • At least 5 years of experience in an analytical or consulting role (preferably in supply chain or financial analytics)
  • A degree in Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Economics/Finance, Statistics, Computer Science or other concentrations with a quantitative focus
Category: Data Science / Machine Learning

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