October 16, 2020

Demand Planner

Purely Elizabeth

Based in Boulder, CO, Purely Elizabeth is a high-growth natural foods company focused on creating products using elevated, nutrient-rich ingredients. Their award-winning products include granola, oatmeal and pancake mixes. Founded in 2009 by Elizabeth Stein, a certified holistic nutrition counselor, the company is dedicated to helping consumers thrive on their wellness journey.
Purely Elizabeth is seeking a highly motivated Demand Planner, responsible for building and maintaining a top down SKU and customer level forecast across multiple product and customer groups. The Demand Planner will report to the Director of Supply Chain. This applicant must be a highly motivated, extremely organized, self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
• Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical
forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
• Interact with sales, marketing, and finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
• Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time
• Use and maintain internal demand planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
• Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing
items, new products, and product phase-outs.
• Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
• Create statistical forecasts
o Gather, analyze and validate data
o Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
o Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
• Review sales plans, customer finance Budget Updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers
o Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance
o Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
o Review promotional plans with sales
• Participate in Integrated Business Planning process
o Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
• Maintain demand planning system and software
o Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy
o Monitor trends in forecast error
o Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
• Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process
• Collaborates with Sales team to monitor distributor inventory levels in a an effort to minimize
OOD/spoils-related chargebacks
• Experience in the consumer products industry preferred
• 3+ years experience planning experience, preferably in food manufacturing
• APICS certification a plus
• Must have excellent math and analytical skills
• Expert in Excel a must
• Extremely organized and detail-oriented
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Flexible Paid Time Off
• Health and dental insurance
• Summer hours, social office gatherings(will resume when safe)
• An ambitious, rapid-growth company with great culture
TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to Alexis@purelyelizabeth.com

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