Posted On: 05-04-2020
Position Title: Forecast Analyst, Workforce Optimization
Job Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.


Hulu’s Viewer Experience (VX or Customer Support) team is seeking a Forecast Analyst who will be an outstanding addition to our Capacity Planning Team. This role will focus on driving long term and mid-range planning for Viewer Experience Advocate (Customer Service Representative) staffing to meet viewer needs. You will be utilizing internal and external factors that impact volume, handle time and staffing in to provide recommendations for strategic business decisions to meet service level objectives. If you are someone who flourishes utilizing data to derive business outcomes and is equally motivated to identify improvements in processes and partner across multiple arenas of the contact center, then this is an excellent role for you!

What You’ll Do

  • Creating Weekly and Daily forecast plan that is encompassing of volume, AHT, shrinkage and occupancy necessary to consistently deliver service level
  • Participate in monthly reviews presenting forecast assumptions and trends utilized
  • Provide scheduling team with forecasts in a timely manner
  • Build partner plans commensurate with ramp strategy and fiduciary direction
  • Partner with scheduling analysts to maintain daily fluctuation tracking in service to data accuracy (regarding inputs)
  • Work closely with RTA and Operations regarding shrinkage impacts and anomalies
  • Formulate hiring and ramp plans complete with attrition factors and glide paths
  • Assist in publishing daily, weekly, and monthly reports on forecast performance, shrinkage and other metrics pertinent to understanding capacity needs and staffing coverage
  • Partner cross functionally with multiple groups to obtain inputs necessary for accurate staffing forecasts
  • Prepare forecasting reports containing both numerical results and accuracy analysis

What To Bring

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • 3+ years working in high volume customer-facing multi-channel operational environment
  • Experience with rapid change, emerging markets and seasonality as they relate to planning
  • Driven focus on putting viewer and experience first, relentless focus on delighting customers and a strong bias for action
  • MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and/or MS Access skills required
  • Ability to collaborate across the organization, specifically collaborating with Marketing, TAO and Operations to incorporate activities into long term planning (with minimal impact to SVL as a desire outcome)
  • Understanding of multiple forecasting methods (examples, Erlang, simulation, time series regression)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (focus on mathematical skills)
  • Ability to deep dive, conduct root cause analysis and nimbly adapt to change
  • Experience exercising strong oral, written, listening and interpersonal ability


  • Ability to develop presentations using a proficiency in MS Office
  • Aspect experience
  • Experience forecasting globally with understanding of variation in campaigns due to multiple languages
  • Experience with Service Now and Talk Desk