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The Procurement Forecaster reviews and manages product forecasts, demand signals, and vendor and item maintenance in accordance with set parameters to achieve customer satisfaction and inventory goals.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Be courteous, professional, and respectful with internal and external customers always.
  • Analyzes historical and future trends to forecast year over year lift periods.
  • Aggregates information from multiple parties to accurately forecast new item sets to minimize shrink and meet inventory goals.
  • Responsible for addressing any large, non-anticipated spikes in demand to ensure fill rate targets are met within time constraints.
  • Accountable for targeted fill rates/service levels.
  • Monitor’s product data to ensure individual goals are met for fill rate, in-stock and spoils.
  • Utilize reports to ensure product data is accurate.
  • Drive for results by meeting deadlines and completing special projects as assigned, often with minimal management involvement.
  • Acquire knowledge and skillset to utilize ERP systems.
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Adobe reader and the ability to learn proprietary host systems.
  • Develop plans to achieve and improve KPI goals. Compile monthly score card data to review performance and issue resolution.
  • Provides liaison services between Customer Care, Sales, and Procurement to ensure accurate forecast.
  • Maintains records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines.
  • Resolves problems relative to procurement actions such as supplier disputes, customer agreements, conformance with contract law, and in coordination with legal counsel when indicated.
  • Communicate effectively; clear, concise, timely and accurately.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of supply chain and implement multi-functional decisions to better processes.
  • Assists lower-level Associates with complex procurement and forecasting problems.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with internal and external customers.
  • Managing for results, responsible for a team’ s performance related to forecasting metrics.
  • Participates in developing projects around continuously improving overall business performance.


Job Requirements:

Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred


  • Three (3) or more years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


  • Knowledge of industry forecasting practices
  • Knowledge of large-scale distribution networks

Skills/ Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to document work in progress.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stake holders in a diverse community.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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