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Supervisor, Sales Forecasting

Job Title
Supervisor, Sales Forecasting Time Warner
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WHV:Domestic Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Sales Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 163765BR Position
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) brings together all of the Company’s businesses involved in delivering home entertainment content to consumers. This includes global distribution of packaged and digital media, and formats including DVD, Blu-ray, video-on-demand, cable, satellite, online, mobile, electronic sell-through and more. Posting Job Description What part will you play?

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Supervisor, Sales Forecasting for the Sales Planning & Analysis department.  In this role, you will work under the direction of the manager and director to determine the appropriate forecasting method, predictor variables and statistical model validation techniques for Franchise titles.   
Responsibilities include:  
  • Provide New Release POS, Shipment and Returns Forecasts for all National Accounts by budgeted title and replenishment forecasts (leads) to Operations on all franchise titles
  • Communicate franchise forecast/actual results to Account Executives, Director of Sales Forecasting, and WHV Executive Management.
  • Create and maintain hybrid data sets Teradata (Bus. Obj., MSI, SAS) & Local (SAS) for WHV and competitive (Nielsen) titles.
  • Work with Research and Marketing to develop sources for external market driver information sources (Nielsen/NPD/IRI, etc.) and work with IT in defining key metrics for causal model development
  • Develop price elasticity models for new release title, design automated sensitivity analyses of forecasting processes, including model selection and testing and build logic to limit large differences in forecast outputs and develop single to multi-disc, New market entry analytics, including non-parametric forecasting algorithms
  • Define and execute variance reports, including Post Event Analyses and Score Cards.
What do we require from you?
  • BS degree in Statistics/Math or equivalent work experience.
  • 1+ years in new product business analysis or research assistant experience.
  • Must have experience extracting & segmenting data to facilitate analysis.
  • Must have expert/advanced SAS experience or other comparable statistical software (i.e., “R”, SPSS or MATLAB ,strong working knowledge of SQL (SAS Proc SQL/Oracle/other ANSI standard) and a high degree of proficiency with Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Must have working knowledge of data mining techniques (decision trees, pattern recognition – not simply OLAP)


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.