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Propulse® A Schieffer Co., Peosta, IA



Responsibilities include the following and any other duties that may be assigned.

  • Use the current forecasting module in our ERP system (EIQ) to create the best 12-month BOM and revenue demand forecast possible using established weekly and monthly processes.
  • Participate in collaborative forecasting process with key customers.
  • Facilitate new item forecasts in partnership with Sales & Marketing Manager and the Director of New Product Development & Product Management.
  • Facilitate a monthly collaborative cross-functional discussion with sales, marketing, and finance to achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts that drive both the supply plan and improvement of sales.
  • Continuously improve forecasting techniques, method, and approach.
  • Monitor forecast vs. prior year actual shipments to ensure alignment with business trends and Marketing forecasts
  • Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, ensuring forecasting processes and methods are followed
  • Make recommended adjustments to forecast based on changes in demand and market trends
  • Prepare reporting to communicate forecast accuracy measurements to management
  • Monitor shipment and order volumes of ProPulse Now Catalog items and make recommendations on product offerings and the reorder points of manufactured and stocked items.
  • Under the direction of the manager, proactively partner with functional experts in Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, and IT to promote best practice forecasting and collaboration
  • Complete and distribute regular weekly or monthly reporting including dashboards, forecast accuracy and other sales related scorecards.
  • Act as a back-up for order entry and customer service during times of order overflow.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are preferred of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

  • Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues
  • Extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Solid analytical, organizational, decision making, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive drive to improve processes and deliver value
  • Ability to handle and appropriately prioritize multiple projects, with a drive to satisfy deadlines


Bachelor’s degree (preferred) with a minimum of 2 years of forecasting, supply chain or analytical related experience. Other certifications may be considered as well.


Pre-employment drug testing required.


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Job Details

ID 760553
Peosta, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
EMSI Skills Customer Service
Data Analysis
Decision Making
Demand Forecasting
Demand Management
Demand Planning
Detail Oriented
Enterprise Resource Planning
Market Trend
Marketing Management
Marketing Operations
New Product Development
Product Management
Supply Chain
Supply Chain Planning
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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