Forecast Analyst – Supply and Demand

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An exciting opportunity now exists to join our New Vehicle team as a Forecast Analyst – Supply & Demand at our Head Office in Palmerston North.  

Reporting directly to the Associate Manager – New Vehicle Supply & Demand Planning, this role will see you responsible for supporting Toyota New Zealand’s current and future new vehicle inventory planning through analysis of internal and external data to support the development of their inventory strategy. This role will see you working closely with the Management team to provide insights and recommendations on inventory next steps to support the achievement of the department and wider company objectives.

To be successful in this role you will need to be the type of person who is able to think on their feet and adapt to change. You will love delving deep into data and then using your findings to provide insights and recommendations. Your excellent interpersonal skills will see you able to communicate both internally and externally with ease. 

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis of vehicle demand and market conditions to determine future planning actions
  • Taking responsibility for the oversight and management of New Vehicle Supply
  • Ensuring that stock levels are relative to demand
  • Monitoring sales activity to identify key trends
  • Preparing data and key insights for presentation at key stakeholder meetings

We pride ourselves on our people so to be successful in the role you will need:

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • The ability to thrive in a busy environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The willingness and desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Previous experience (3-4 years) in a Senior Planning Position (inventory management, supply/demand, accounting, or data analyst) is advantageous

So who are we?

Toyota New Zealand is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan and in 2021 celebrated 34 years of vehicle market leadership in New Zealand. As the leading automotive brand in New Zealand, Toyota is focused on winning the hearts of New Zealand through exceptional customer experience and mobility for all. We want to make mobility available to everyone, with accessible, affordable, safe innovation and technology that enhances New Zealanders’ lives. We are a brand that is accessible to all Kiwis, and we back positive progress in New Zealand society through our own behaviours, community involvement, sponsorships, and inclusivity of all New Zealanders. We also care about being a sustainable business with sustainable practices, while supporting initiatives and programmes that look after our environment.

What can we offer?

  • A wide range of excellent staff benefits (medical insurance, 4%+ Kiwisaver contribution, staff bonuses, long service leave, staff discounts, a subsidised café and much more!)
  • Opportunity to work in a global organisation where people are the heart of everything they do
  • A Supportive, friendly culture

If you are you confident that you meet the above then please apply with your cover letter and CV online today telling us why you think you have what it takes to excel in this role!

At Toyota NZ we celebrate diversity. We are proud to be an employer committed to the principles of equal opportunity, supporting individuals from all walks of life. Toyota NZ is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities

The recruitment for this role is being managed by QJumpers HR Assist. For a confidential discussion please do not hesitate to contact Annette Weatherall on 0800758673.

Only applicants with New Zealand Citizenship or New Zealand Permanent Residency should apply.


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