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Senior Demand Forecasting Analyst

Gosport, England; Yeovil, England; Bristol, England Job ID 00000400161 Category Supply Chain Management Post Date Nov. 05, 2023
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Job Description

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For over a 100 years, Boeing has been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane to redefining how we fly over oceans and into the stars, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company. And we're just getting started; especially in the UK.

The partnership between Boeing and the UK dates back to the 1930’s and continues to get stronger and deeper, with UK jobs, skills and opportunities being constantly generated to support major UK aircraft programmes such as Apache & Chinook helicopters, C-17 Globemaster, P-8A Poseidon and the E-7 AEW&C, to mention a few.


Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) is searching for a Senior Demand Forecasting Analyst to enhance its Gosport team in the UK. The position will be responsible to the UK Rotor Craft Chinook Programme providing a forecasting model using supply planning and inventory to resolve a strategic & tactical plans in order to support core MRO Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul requirements, over & above tasking’s and new business.

The Demand Forecaster will be responsible for the accuracy of the forecast, analysis of the data elements that go into the model and delivery of the forecasted output. This position provides exposure to multiple different functions. Communication and collaboration with other functions will be key to setting up the model with the most accurate view of reality.


  • Implement and maintain outstanding supply chain analytic tools for purchasing, planning, master scheduling, SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference), and ERP/MRP systems. Uses models to estimate resource needs.

  • Work with all levels of supply chain and other functions to develop and complete Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP)

  • Develop and maintain an optimized supply inventory model to support customer requirements.

  • Measure Forecasting accuracy and identifies improvement areas, identifies process and system improvements and support business decisions. Gathers, cleans and verifies accuracy, and analyses data.

  • Responsible for supporting and providing analysis for material spend and continuous improvements identify process and system improvements and support business decisions. Assesses supply chain practices to improve cost and cycle time.

  • Identifying potential supply risk by interpreting forecasting data and work with internal departments on solutions.

  • Work with Internal and External customers on supply chain solution shaping

  • Perform “what if” analysis to resolve impact of contract or environmental changes. Analyses, manipulates, updates and optimizes models.

  • Work with large data sets in excel. Builds and manages data sets/modelling records.

  • Support customer negotiations

  • Proposal/Case Write up

  • Schedule and lead meetings

The position allows for Hybrid Working between the Office and Home. The selected candidate will be required to perform some work onsite at one of the listed location options.

Essential requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience within a Supply Chain role

  • 3+ years of experience with use of inventory management tools or Enterprise Resource Planning systems e.g. SAP.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

  • Advanced Excel skills (ex: macros, arrays, pivot tables, logic statements, etc.)

  • Highly developed numeracy, statistical and reporting skills.

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Problem solving ability

  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task 

  • Team orientated

  • The ability to work autonomously with only general direction

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • 3+ Years of experience with asset management, demand forecasting, engineering, or simulation

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, logistics, supply chain management or similar is preferred

  • Business Intelligence Tool experience e.g. Tableau.

  • Experience with basic SQL

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Benefits and pay are resolved at the local level.

This position requires the ability to acquire a UK security Clearance for which the UK Government requires UK residency. The successful candidate will hold, or have the ability to acquire, Security Clearance (SC).

All information will be checked and verified.

Export Control Requirements: This is an export control position.

Export Control Details: Non – US based job

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.

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  • Competitive base pay and incentive programs.
  • Industry-leading tuition assistance program pays your institution directly.
  • Resources and opportunities to grow your career.
  • Up to $10,000 match when you support your favorite nonprofit organizations.
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