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CenturyLink Forecaster - Sioux Falls, SD in SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

The Forecasting Team is responsible for managing the work streams and the resources that affect how appointments are being offered. The forecast system creates and maintains forecast models for the Network workforce, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from multiple sources.

The Forecast Team is the integration point into the Field Network, supporting FIELD MANAGEMENT in all Regions. Implementation of the Forecast System, Detail forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position.

This position leads the dialogue for their respective markets and products team.

Job Description

  • Create statistical forecast in the Forecasting Tool

  • Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting

  • Recommend adjustments for operational forecasting

  • Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with Field Management

  • Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion

  • Provide input to volume planning

  • Maintain demand planning system and Forecast Tool

  • Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively interact with all areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required


  • Typically 2-3 years of experience using Excel to acquire data

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree + 2-4 years of professional experience


Alternate Location: US-South Dakota-Sioux Falls

Requisition # : 214821

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.