Demand Planning Analyst

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Analytics
Mid Level

Farmer’s Fridge makes fruits and vegetables accessible and approachable for everyone. We offer a variety of fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks through our fresh food vending machines, wholesale partners, and our office pantry solution — providing chef-curated meals to customers within seconds. Today, we operate a network of Fridges and partner with clients nationwide in high-foot-traffic areas, such as airports, hospitals, universities, and large office buildings — where there is limited accessibility to fresh, healthy, grab-n-go options.

We care deeply about what we’re creating and aspire to make sure our customers feel that through every touchpoint. This shows up in many ways across the business. We are committed to prioritizing food safety, we are passionate about product quality, we value our employees, we champion the best idea no matter where it comes from, and we’re committed to making an overall positive impact as we scale.

About this Role:

Farmer’s Fridge is entering a period of rapid growth, and we are looking for a motivated Demand Planning Analyst with strong planning skills and business acumen to help improve our current demand planning and forecasting processes while working to deliver accurate forecasts cross-functionally. This is a highly critical and highly visible role that will be interacting with multiple departments throughout our organization.

What You'll Do:

  • Work cross-functionally to organize and communicate the production forecast
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management
  • Monitor and report on important changes in forecasts
  • Work with the data engineering team to automate and optimize forecasts for national scale

As the Demand Planning Analyst, you will…

  • Take over all things demand planning at Farmer’s Fridge. This includes daily, weekly, and monthly forecasts for all items, channels, and markets
  • Build & maintain long-term supplier and production level forecasts; Build out long-term forecasts to help our production and buying teams
  • Align with Marketing, Sales, Production, and Operations for demand input
  • Build out the SOP process at Farmers Fridge to align with internal stakeholders
  • Create and sustain Demand Planning Metrics for Farmer's Fridge
  • Work with Analytics, Finance, and Data Engineering teams to generate and maintain Demand Planning metrics
  • Monitor metrics on a daily and weekly basis

Who You Are...

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 2+ years in an Analytical role or Demand Planning role, preferably dealing with large data sets
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel and Google Sheets
  • Previous Experience running and organizing meetings
  • 2+ years experience working with SQL
  • 1+ years working with any BI or Data Visualization Tools (e.g. Tableau, Sisense, Power BI, etc)
  • Any experience with R and/or Python is a plus, not a must

Benefits at Farmer's Fridge:

In This Together - We stay connected, whether in person or virtually. We encourage business transparency through monthly town hall meetings and weekly financial updates. We set out to make the best product on the market, and we believe we’ve done it. We value your input in the new menu creation process. From regular tasting panels, where employees provide new menu feedback. 

Happier Workdays - Each day at work should fill you with joy. We're a fun and passionate group, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity; there's no hierarchy here when we're all swapping ideas.  

Never run on empty - Daily Farmer's Fridge meal and office snacks are just some of the offerings to make sure you aren't distracted by a growling stomach. Recharge with our paid sabbatical program after four years of service.

Innovate & Elevate - We're all teachers and learners. You'll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line. You can also impact your personal bottom line by participating in our 401(k) plan that includes a company match with immediate vesting.

Farmer’s Fridge Diversity Statement:

"Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Farmer’s Fridge, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.”

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including hiring, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below: https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

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