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KIND Demand Planning Manager in New York, New York

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Who are we?Since 2004, KIND has been on a mission to create a kinder and healthier world - one snack and one act at a time. Its iconic KIND© bars - made with real, recognizable ingredients - sparked the growth of an entirely new healthy snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of more than 80 snacks that offer solutions for a variety of occasions. All of KIND's products lead with a nutrient-dense first ingredient - whole nuts, whole grains or whole fruit - and do not contain genetically engineered ingredients, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.

Inspired by the belief that acts of kindness can be a transformative force for good, both the KIND brand and The KIND Foundation seek to inspire kindness and empathy.

We're looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.

What you’ll doAs the Demand Planning Manager, you will utilize consumption data and customer data to make changes to forecast analysis, executing changes based on accuracy analysis and other driving factors including history, trends, and promotions based on sales feedback. You'll be responsible for adjusting forecast numbers based on analysis, and this is how you will do it...

  • System statistical data - review trends, assumptions from the field and compile intelligence for data manipulation to create and maintain monthly SKU forecasts for assigned product categories within the Logility planning system; Managing 1500-2000 customer/item Demand Forecast Units (DFUs).

  • Own post-mortem analysis to identify gaps in forecast against actual performance, and make necessary decisions and changes to improve forecast accuracy for next month.

  • 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

  • Work cross-functionally to create new product launch forecasts

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance demand planning processes, usage of stat models, system configuration and reporting tools

  • Provide forecast intelligence to supply planning to help drive KIND’s ability to deliver targeted service level performance

  • Share ownership in company case fill service level performance

  • Participate in special projects, providing leadership as needed, including Annual Operating Process (AOP), cycle analysis/product exits, and other special projects as they arise.

  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Step 2: Consensus Demand Meeting

  • Lead conversation in IBP Step 2.

  • Pre-Step 2 Brand Review meeting to align on recommended demand forecast that incorporates inputs from Field Sales, Marketing, Finance & Supply Chain

  • Capture and maintain list of identified risks and opportunities that accompany the consensus forecast

  • Create meeting content for the KIND Leadership team (KLT) discussion at the monthly of Step 2 Demand Review meeting and responsible for presenting recommended consensus forecast to senior leadership months at Step 2 meeting

What you’ll bring to KIND

  • A commitment to excellence with attention to detail.

You are…

  • Genuine in your KINDness for your team members, but at the same time holding them to high standards

  • Driven to make your work and the output of your team better each day

  • Passionate about your own development

  • Passionate about collaborating cross-functionally to drive business change, even when it’s difficult

  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a KINDer place, committing to always spreading and celebrating KINDness

You have…

  • 3-5 years of experience within Supply Chain, preferably in demand planning

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (e.g., business, supply chain, finance, marketing, etc)

  • Prior experience working in an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process

  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel (e.g., Pivot Tables, V-lookups, formulas, etc)

  • Demonstrated analytical, communication, and collaboration skills


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Tier 1 ERP systems (preferably JDE) and Tier 1 Planning systems (preferably Logility)

  • Experience with statistical forecasting and maintaining demand plans for large and diverse SKU mixes across multiple categories

  • APICS Certification

What KIND offers

  • Competitive salary, including a target bonus and an impressive benefits package!

  • 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 well being through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others

  • Casual office dress code feel free to wear your KIND gear

  • Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher

  • 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

EEOAt 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.

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Keyword: Demand Planning Manager

From: KIND