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Inventory Planner

Company: Blue Bottle Coffee Inc
Location: Oakland
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Finance & Administration - Sourcing & Supply Chain / About the job-- Blue Bottle is on a mission to unlock moments that change the way people see coffee forever. As an Inventory Planner, you will develop high quality forecasts that incorporate historical data, business insight, and cross-functional inputs in order to elevate Blue Bottle's ability to share delicious experiences with our guests. Your forecasts will span a broad range of goods and supplies, with the goals of enabling product availability, smooth operations at our cafes, and optimizing supply and inventory. This position will be based in Oakland, CA and report directly to the VP, Global Supply Chain. You will

  • Utilize sales data, promotional calendar, and strong analytics to develop item-level forecasting for multiple time horizons, products, and channels
  • Develop statistical forecast models based on historical trends and anticipated demand drivers; regularly evaluate forecast vs. actuals to enable dynamic adjustment
  • Standardize and analyze raw data from ERP system
  • Monitor trends in deviations from forecast and provide analysis to drive corrective action
  • Lead the implementation of a regular process for incorporating input from various teams (Sales, Product, and Finance Team) on factors driving demand--
  • Collaborate on new product forecasts with Sales, Product, and Finance teams and generate plan for sustaining volumes
  • Partner with Operations to enable capacity planning and inventory strategies
  • Lead the process to identify and deploy a new Sales & Operations Planning system
  • Analyze inventory of key goods and raw materials to ensure supply inventories levels are optimal You are
    • A self starter, who's eager to set ambitious goals and roll up your sleeves to accomplish them
    • Scrappy, able to change course, and get things done within short time frames; you also enjoy having multiple projects going at once
    • Deeply collaborative; comfortable jumping in and working closely with different stakeholders; excited to share knowledge, and welcome support
    • A savvy and effective communicator in your conversations, written communications, and presentations
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and moving forward despite uncertainty
    • Able to plan and organize a complex task or project from start to finish
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented; able to prioritize while not letting anything drop You have
      • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role; experience at a CPG company a plus
      • Advanced Excel and SQL skills--
      • Experience with Tableau, Oracle Netsuite, and/or Anaplan
      • Strong analytical, organizational, and presentation skills
      • Exceptional problem solving skills
      • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail
      • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills
      • Excellent leadership skills and ability to influence peers Physical Requirements
        • The following is a list of the physical activity, requirements, and environmental factors related to this role. Blue Bottle is committed to partnering with all candidates and employees to ensure reasonable accommodations are made to meet the following
        • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word;--
        • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.--
        • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
        • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and written documentation
        • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Occasionally walking, climbing stairs, and standing occur in this role.--
        • Environment: this role is protected within a building, but may be exposed to mild changes in temperature with heating or air conditioning.-- A few benefits we offer
          • Health, dental, and vision coverage for eligible employees starting on your first day
          • 401(k) plan
          • Paid time off
          • Discounts on Blue Bottle food items and merchandise At Blue Bottle Coffee, you'll be a vital part of our guests' experience and a crucial link in delivering the most delicious coffee we can find to every person who walks through our doors, be it in person or online. If you're ready to bring beautiful and thoughtfully rendered experiences to life, please apply and join us. Blue Bottle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job's requirements, our business's needs, and an applicant's qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind-in the hiring process or in the workplace. We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. We may refuse to hire relatives of present employees if doing so could result in actual or potential problems in supervision, security, safety, or morale, or if doing so could create conflicts of interest. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We participate in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with employees' Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. We will only use E-Verify once an employee has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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