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Planning Manager

Company: ForceBrands
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


Planning Manager/Demand Planning ManagerWanted: A Hungry Mind! Are you looking to join one of the Bay Area's hottest food startups? As a certified B Corp, we are committed to helping everyone reach their full potential by feeding hungry minds healthy and delicious snacks packed full of the stuff brains need.
If you answer YES to these three questions, we want to hear from you:

  • Are you interested in a career in a high-growth bay area food company (but can work remotely)?
  • Would you love to take a step forward in your (Demand) Planning career?
  • Do you have an eye for detail and a commitment to your team and your customers?
    The Role:The Planning Manager is responsible for ensuring supply meets the growing demand of products in all channels of sales (Ecommerce, Grocery, Club, and more). They will lead all planning processes: S&OP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and MRP for raw materials and packaging.Most importantly, as the owner of the plan, this individual will serve as a hub of information to ensure all elements of the supply chain are working seamlessly together. In addition to being responsible for our spreadsheet planning tools, the Planning Manager will also work closely with our Supply Chain Director who manages supplier relationships, as well as our Director of Product who manages new item launches.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Demand Plan: Work with sales and marketing to develop a consensus demand plan, including analysis of past sales and detailed tracking of new sales conversations (the Pipeline)
    • S&OP: Lead monthly Demand and Supply Review meetings; Provide analysis of past sales vs. forecast, as well as capacity constraints at copackers
    • Capacity Planning/ Allocation: Forecast and develop solutions for situations when production capacity may be constrained; Negotiate with 3PLS and copackers as needed to fight for the needs of the business; Assist with allocations as necessary if supply falls short of demand
    • MRP: Manage component inventory for products at the beginning and end of the product lifecycle with an emphasis on minimizing scrap exposure
    • Communication: Be able to quickly pivot with changes in strategy and changes in demand and provide timely status updates reports to stakeholders
    • Analysis: Provide frequent ad hoc supply and demand scenarios, working capital and other financial analysis as needed to support business decisions
    • Projects: 30% of the role will support various projects as assigned, for example: COGS reduction, ERP implementation and/or new product launch projects
      Qualifications and Requirements:
      • 2-3 years in supply chain with demonstrated experience in planning and inventory management (Demand planning, MRP, S&OP, Bills of Materials)
      • Exceptional analysis skills; advanced Excel skills
      • Smart communicator - able to summarize complex decisions and deliver bad news when necessary
      • Team player, focused on collaborative problem solving and negotiating solutions to meet cross functional business needs
      • Self-driven, positive, results-oriented, and able to create and document new processes to regularly improve efficiencies
      • Agile and eager to learn and develop skills within a rapidly growing company

Keywords: ForceBrands, Anaheim , Planning Manager, Executive , Anaheim, California

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