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CPFR Analyst - Target

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Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Position Purpose:


Colgate Palmolive invites applicants for the role of Collaborative Planning, Forecast & Replenishment (CPFR) Analyst for the Target team.  This role is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is responsible for CPFR to ensure shipment forecast generation (rolling 18 months) and CPFR best practices for Target. 


Let's talk about Responsibilities:


  • Leverage point of sale data to forecast trends, as well as, in-stock levels in order to determine the impact on supply chain key performance indicators.
  • Monitor and track sell through performance to provide information to supply chain and commercial team.
  • Perform pre and post promotional analysis in order to improve future promotional performance as well as forecast accuracy.
  • Utilize/validate Customer Data (POS and Customer Forecast, EDI 852 data) in development of CP shipment forecast
  • Monitor monthly service/logistics and financial KPI’s for Target and identify specific opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop appropriate relationships at Target and actively follow up to ensure maximum effectiveness on forecasting and inventory management initiatives.
  • Provide regular communication and analysis of business results to supply chain, Customer Alliance Management and Customer Development Team.
  • Formulate specific action plans to address issues and maximize opportunities that support customer, supply chain and sales objectives.
  • Continued development, enhancement, and implementation of CPFR Best Practices; internally and externally.
  • Serve as liaison between CDO and Customer Service to assure strong execution of the order fulfillment process.


    What you need for this position:


  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or related field
  • 1 year of experience in the Consumer Goods Industry


    It’s an advantage to have:


  • 1 year Supply Chain background
  • 1 year of Demand Planning experience
  • Experience with database management (Excel, Access)
  • SAP system knowledge: including R/3, APO, and Business Warehouse
  • Experience using data analytics applications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player




Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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