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Forecast Analyst Manager

Cox Automotive
Irvine, CA 92606
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*Primary Location: *195 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *214276
***Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is a temporary work from home role but will ultimately work in the Atlanta, GA; Irvine, CA or Troy, MI office.*

The *Forecast Analyst Manager* is responsible for inputs into the impression forecasting and delivery analysis for KBB.com and Autotrader.com advertising products. This role will lead the development and analysis of iterative rounds of automotive advertiser upfront-related impressions forecasts as well as the generation of ad-hoc forecasts for new custom advertising products to enable yield management, budgeting, marketing and sales strategies. The Forecast Analyst Manager also manages impression delivery analytics, analyzing/communicating the health of impression delivery and earned rates, diagnosing the drivers of delivery risk, and summarizing impacts to shortfalls. This role will collaborate with other groups to pursue continuous improvement of the forecasting and delivery process.

The Forecast Analyst Manager is required to continually keep up to date with developments and best practices in the Digital Analytics field (e.g., tools, techniques, KPIs, etc.), and the latest trends in the advertising and automotive industries to ensure that insights and narratives are evaluated in the proper context. This position should operate with minimal oversight from their leader.

* Collaborate with various Analytics, Products, Finance, Marketing and Strategy teams to collect necessary information and data to apply to the inventory management tool to accurately adjust future forecast. Work with stakeholders and cross-functional peers to understand scale and scope of OEM opportunities

* Diagnose trends and drivers of delivery variances, alert relevant groups to these drivers, and collaborate to address key challenges and opportunities

* Provide the inputs or creation of executive summaries of incremental forecast changes

* Lead cross-functional weekly meetings to discuss past, current, or future impacts to Forecast and Delivery along with the appropriate support to correct or learn from for the future.

* Project Manage the upfronts Forecasting process by establishing appropriate expectations and timelines with various groups (internal/external)

* Work closely with Inventory Management vendor to upload appropriate data into tool for adjustments that are either seasonal or manual

* Manage the analysis of the outputs from Inventory Management tool to ensure expectations align with forecast

* Consistently monitor and own the outputs form the Inventory Management tool to ensure they remain aligned to expectations

* Provide inputs for the creation of executive summaries of Upfront Forecasting

* Drive and collect inputs from various teams for troubleshooting forecast concerns that are impacting delivery

* The Forecast Analyst Manager is responsible for monitoring daily the changes to forecasting and flag up investigations to various teams for awareness along with timeline for investigation

* Ensure dashboards are created and implemented to properly monitor the forecast, additionally create, manager and analyze inventory dashboards daily

* Other duties as needed or required


* Bachelors degree and 5 years analytical/forecasting experience and/or training experience, Automotive a plus OR an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

* Experience with digital analytics tools and business intelligence systems (e.g. Adobe Analytics / Omniture, Google Analytics, Moat, DFP, MicroStrategy, Tableau).

* 2 years experience working in a remote environment

* Demonstrated experience managing projects and leading cross functional meetings

* Must have experience working with data tables, writing SQL queries and have a general understanding of data warehousing

* Experience in online advertising including understanding of the advertising technology landscape

* Advanced Excel skills required, including custom formula development, functions, pivot tables, and visualization techniques

* Advanced analytical skills, including an understanding of cause and effect and basic statistical methods available to enhance findings

* Must be able to understand, analyze data, and synthesize large volumes of data into a coherent narrative or story to answer non-standard/complex questions

* Possess high level presentation skills. Must be comfortable articulating analytical concepts in a concise manner to internal and external groups, including an executive audience

* Excellent communication skills

* Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-driven atmosphere

* Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

* Analytical, problem solver, collaborative, strategic, results-oriented, self-starter

* Experience with YieldEx/YieldEdge a plus


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Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Posted: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-07-12
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