Posted on 1-28-2013
Company: BCD Travel
Long-Term Forecast Analyst
Location: Virtual – US Based

BCD Travel

BCD Travel, one of the nation’s leading travel management companies, is in search of a proven Long-Term Forecast Analyst.  This position is responsible for forecasting the right number to agents at the right times in their seats to answer an accurately forecasted volume of incoming calls at the desired service level.


– Creates long-term forecasts derived from understood business drivers to determine required staffing levels by projecting call volumes, call duration, and required staffing levels using current trends and historical data.
– Defines long-term projections across multiple accounts for multiple contact types based on customer requirements, historical and future trends.
– Forecasting is prepared with both utilization of forecasting/scheduling software and with Excel spreadsheet programs developed and customized by the analyst.
– Runs and analyzes reports with the result of making recommendations for adjusting staffing levels to meet departmental productivity and profitability goals.
– Administers the process of shift bids, shift swaps, and shift changes.
– Coordinates the process of maintaining accurate headcount records by scheduling group and develops hiring plans for long-term planning efforts. Provides reports to the necessary stakeholders.
– Coordinates the process of maintaining detailed records of call/skill set statistics and call arrival patterns to maximize forecasting accuracy capability while ensuring cost effective labor utilization.
– Facilitates long-term forecasting discussion with necessary stakeholders.
– Completes root-cause analysis to determine and quantify reasons for forecast variance and recommends changes to enhance forecast accuracy and effectiveness.
– Provides “what-if” analysis and recommendations to improve staffing levels and efficiency, working with Contact Center Consulting to determine best skilling mix and allocations.
– Studies department work, vacation and absence records (shrinkage) for on-going historical trend analysis and forecasting purposes.
– Ensures that all reports originating from the department are accurate and reliable.
– Helps with the integration and implementation of new call center technologies.
– Prepares and analyzes monthly reports.
– Assists during new account sales process by producing staffing projections, assisting with call center education and tours.
– Work independently in the absence of supervision
– Assumes and performs other duties and responsibilities not specifically outlined herein, as requested.

– Some college desired with mathematical or statistical course work
– Minimum of two (2) years of experience forecasting in a mutli-channel call center environment
– Minimum of three (3) years of experience in trend analysis
– Former analysis role within large volume, enterprise level call center preferred
– Spreadsheets with advanced formula application and database software (e.g. Excel and Access) experience required
– Strong knowledge in Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) technology and experience with forecasting / scheduling software
– Experience utilizing a major ACD system
– Enterprise level call center
BCD Travel offer’s a dynamic work environment with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including travel benefits. Please click on the following link to apply Click here to apply or visit the Careers section of to apply for position USASOP-5919