Norfolk Southern Manager Statistical Forecast Analysis in Norfolk, Virginia


Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

Development and maintenance of statistical models used in the forecasting process. Analysis and understanding of market drivers.

Principal Duties:

  • Forecast model development – Work with key stakeholders and outside parties to develop a Forecast Model that accurately predicts NS markets

  • Maintain Forecast Model while analyzing and adjusting individual model components for the ever changing environment

  • Review historical accuracy to determine model changes and explain results

  • Provide detailed changes between budgeted and actual results for upper management

  • Assist in developing projections and outlook for both Marketing and Finance

  • Structure and run fairly frequent regression analyses including significance tests to understand causal relationships impacting NS business. Prepare statistical analyses for Marketing and Finance to assist in interpretation of outcomes and trends.

  • Monthly meetings with marketing teams to ensure model accuracy and changes to market share

  • Coordination with Manager MR&F systems to ensure model changes are systematically incorporated

  • Works with Senior Management to determine opportunities to change / update model based on current trends

  • Although reporting to the Director Forecast at MR&F and overwhelmingly devoted to Forecast Model matters, the incumbent will be expected to assist the Manager Strategic Market Analysis in the preparation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of annual Customer Survey.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 6-10 years

Preferred Level: 11-15 years


Preferred Level: Master's Degree (BBA, MBA, BA,BS)

Preferred Majors:

- Statistics

Skills and Abilities:

- Analytical Thinking

- Decision Making

- Database Development

- Business Knowledge

- Planning and Organization

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: No

Travel Required: 0 - 5 Days per Month

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation(NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500route milesin 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.