Planning Analyst


About Us:


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious Sales Planning Analyst to join our team! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Position highlights include:

  • Competitive Compensation with multiple bonus opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability
  • Pension Plan & 401k with employer match
  • Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays

Job Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Review and revise SAP sales forecasts for specific Finished Goods and related accessory categories, and monitor forecast accuracy.
  • Includes both domestic and export customer forecasting.
  • Maintain SAP and MLE forecast parameters to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Maintain SAP master data. Involved in the Strategic Planning, Annual Budget, and Monthly Operational Plans for select Domestic and Export Powerheads and accessory sales.
  • Review and monitor procurement plans, purchase orders and related shipment notices for imported items from STIHL production companies.
  • Resolve product availability issues between Operations, STIHL production companies and Customer requirements.
  • Communication with customers (Distribution) regarding forecasting and product availability. SAP Administrative Support for Sales Planning Department.
  • Monthly loading and verification for accuracy of Export Forecast.
  • Analyze current business processes and recommend changes to the department manager.
  • Analyze sales for product areas of responsibility.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Responsible for other department specific duties as assigned by the Department Manager.
  • May include routine functions or special projects Maintain proficiency in SAP by attending seminars or training courses as required.



  • 4-year degree in related discipline or technical experience equivalent. SAP coursework and technical training.
  • 5 years of related experience.
  • Microsoft Office products proficiency

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach