Demand Planner

Job Descriptions:

Who are we?

Since its founding in 2004, KIND has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions. From the healthy snacks, we make to the way we work, live and give back, we are committed to making the world a little kinder, because we believe that there’s more to business than just profit. We're looking for passionate, conscious collaborators to help us meet our goals: to inspire kindness, with one tasty snack (and good act) at a time. If you’re looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you found the right place.

What you’ll do

As the Demand Planner you will…

  • Create and maintain weekly and monthly SKU forecasts for assigned product categories
  • Execute changes based on accuracy analysis and other driving factors including history, trends, and promotions
  • Gather, validate, interpret, and summarize data from multiple sources
  • Merge business knowledge and expertise with statistical models in order to enhance the forecast while also integrating input from Sales, Marketing, and other key stakeholders
  • Support the Demand Planning Manager with S&OP process execution and meeting preparation as well as in driving the team to a consensus forecast which will be used to propel critical downstream cross-functional business processes
  • Share ownership in company case fill service level performance
  • Work cross-functionally to create new product launch forecasts
  • Support the development and implementation of new demand planning processes, models, and KPI performance reporting tools
  • Participate in special projects, providing leadership as needed on cross-functional teams

What you’ll bring to KIND

  • Expertise and vision, from a deep desire to stay current on trends and the future of supply chains
  • Ownership mindset and consistent delivery on commitments
  • Maturity in leadership and coaching on strategy, planning and deriving/acting on insights from data
  • A partnership and relationship-based approach to working across our organization
  • Passion for seeking the best solutions
  • A willingness to challenge our "way of work" to maximize our resources and enhance our success

You are…

  • Someone who understands supply chain theory and practical application
  • Accountable for your results and how those are achieved
  • Insatiable with your drive to achieve
  • Curious with a constant desire to learn and seek improvement
  • A collaborator who doesn’t shy away from change
  • A self-aware and inspirational leader
  • A futurist and data geek
  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness

Required Experience:

You have…

  • 3-5 years of experience planning within supply chain, Fortune 500 CPG company experience preferred
  • Experience with forecasting methods and maintaining demand plans for large and diverse SKU mixes across multiple categories
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tier 1 ERP systems
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically Excel) and experience with large data sets
  • Strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field

Pluses

  • APICS Certification a plus

What KIND offers

  • Competitive compensation, including equity in KIND!
  • Flexible Paid Time Off. Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Yoga, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
  • Casual office dress code – feel free to wear your KIND gear
  • Monthly shipment of your favorite KIND bars to share with your friends and loved ones. After all, we’re all brand ambassadors!
  • Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
  • The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday

EEO

At KIND, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

Keyword: demand planner, analytical, ERP Systems, supply chain, forecasting

From: KIND


See Inside the Office of KIND Healthy Snacks

The first KIND bar was introduced in 2004, creating a new healthy snacking category and launching one of the fastest-growing snack companies in the United States. KIND now makes more than 60 snacks "with ingredients you can see & pronounce®". While its offerings have developed over time, its mission has remained the same—make the world a little kinder, one snack and one act at a time.


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