Forecasting and Planning Specialist

Batavia, IL
United States
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Forecasting & Planning Specialist

Part-time, remote opportunity!

Who we are looking for:

At AGCO, we believe that when our employees succeed, our business succeeds. It's a people philosophy that we believe
and invest in. We make sure all of our employees - in every function, every geography and at every level - have the tools they need to be successful and take charge of their career. Because when our people grow, our business grows. Every day. Every way.

The AGCO Global Forecasting and Planning team has an exciting opportunity for a high-impact Forecasting & Planning Specialist to join its team in delivering extraordinary results to our farmers. The Global Forecasting and Planning team is responsible for inventory management and anticipating the needs of the customer. This is a role with growth potential and developmental opportunities. In this position, you will drive the highest level of service and quality to our dealership network.

This candidate will ultimately be responsible for organizing, analyzing, and making decisions in the inventory planning process for the global AGCO's parts distribution network. Specifically, the Forecasting & Planning Specialist will work to deliver improved (parts service) fill rate levels across a portfolio of brands / products that AGCO dealers sell and promote. This role will require balancing targeted fill rates with inventory objectives, and is designated for an individual that is analytically proficient and capable of making inferences from various sources of data.

What you will do:

  • Collaborate with Sales, Procurement, Purchasing, Customer Service, Logistics to optimize operating costs, inventory value, and customer service levels

  • Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Production facilities, New Product Launch Specialist, and Purchasing and Procurement to ensure new product availability in time to support launch date

  • Identify and incorporate product knowledge, dealer profiles, seasonality and regional / local conditions to enhance inventory planning capabilities

  • Steer continuous improvement in Forecast & Planning to improve parts availability and service

  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual results / accomplishments

  • Manage and manipulate data in Excel, SQL, SAS, and Access

What you will bring:

  • BS/BA degree in Math, Statistics, Business, or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years working in an inventory management capacity or data analytics role

  • 2+ years working with Microsoft Excel

A plus if you have:

  • Ability to work independently and drive inventory performance results through systems and processes across assigned product lines

  • Strong data analysis capabilities

  • Experience with SQL, SAS, and Access

  • APICS Certification is a plus

  • Previous experience leading / participating in continuous improvement projects

What we offer:

Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world's nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we're clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there. Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.

We also invite you to "Make the Most of YOU" - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…

Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions - to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.

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Forecasting and Planning Specialist

Batavia, Illinois US


United States