Forecast Modeling Manager

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Forecast Modeling Manager
Ford Motor Company

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Job Description/Overview:

Ford’s Global Data, Insights and Analytics (GDI&A) organization is a rapidly expanding group within Ford Motor Company that supports all of our skill teams (e.g. Purchasing, Product Development, Marketing & Sales, Manufacturing, Finance, etc.). We are seeking a Supervisor in the area of Forecast Modeling for Business & Sales Planning Analytics subgroup.
Business & Sales Planning Analytics subgroup focuses on the following topic areas: market demand analysis and forecast, applied econometrics, microeconomics, machine learning, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian statistics and survival analysis.

  • Supervise the following activities
    • Volume and pricing forecast for business plan
    • Product development analysis and special projects
    • Alignment with operations, near term forecasting, residual value and physicals forecasts
  • Apply and integrate latest analytical tools developed by modeling team
  • Identify potential model updates and improvements
  • Engage with business customers, including M&S finance and marketing teams
  • Assist in preparing presentations and reports for management and business customers
  • Support leadership team in the follow areas
    • Participate in recruiting new talent
    • Train and coach team members
    • Set priorities, allocate resources, guarantee delivery quality and timing

Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree Statistics, Economics, Math, Computer Science, Data Science or related technical field
  • 3+ years of experiences in hands-on mathematical modeling
  • 1+ years of modeling methodologies, including economics, econometrics, statistics, and/or data mining

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of Auto industry related work
  • Prior experience in supervisory role highly preferred
  • Auto marketing and sales experiences
  • Familiar with various modeling methodologies, including economics, econometrics, statistics, data mining
  • Significant experience with SAS, utilizing large datasets; Familiarity with R, and Python highly preferred
  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fast learning and ability to be hands on and curious
  • Communication skills, including ability to synthesize and explain complex concepts
  • Ability to build strong relationships with business partners

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.