Production & Inventory Planning Manager
Soylent is looking for a Production & Inventory Planning Manager who will report to the VP of Manufacturing. This role will work closely with the demand forecasting team to establish long and short term finished good production schedules which meet our customer service levels. He/She will also work closely with members of other internal teams including finance, retail sales, ecommerce sales, marketing, as well as other members of the operations team.
The Production & Inventory Planning Manager will be responsible for:
Creating and monitoring the company's production forecasts
Communicating those forecasts to the company’s co-manufacturers across product lines
Tracking/forecasting finished goods inventory
Adjusting production plans based on production over/under runs and changing customer demand
Working with our co-manufacturers and third party warehouse operators to maintain an accurate view of our current inventory and projected inventory over time.
Being the sales and customer service teams’ “go-to” expert on product availability over time.
He/She will also create ad hoc and “what if” analyses to assess the feasibility and implications of different production scenarios and other analyses as needed
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
A proactive analytical thinker who can use spreadsheets and ideally, ERP planning tools
Someone who can work on multiple projects independently
A team player as this person will work with several other functional groups
Someone with strong learning and organizational agility. We’re a start-up, things change often!
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 3-5 years of consumer good manufacturing scheduling and planning and/or inventory management
Understanding of manufacturing and production environments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience within food/beverage industry
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining a strong attention to detail
Strong spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets required
Strong computer skills in other Google Docs/Microsoft Office Tools a plus
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
Amazing Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible work hours
Beautiful creative office in the heart of DTLA