Forecast Planning Manager manages the organization's forecast planning function using inventory levels, production speed, and product demand to estimate output. Gathers and evaluates data to develop solutions for increasing production. Being a Forecast Planning Manager may work with vendors and customers to determine optimal inventory levels. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Forecast Planning Manager typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Forecast Planning Manager typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Forecast Planning Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.