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Demand Planner (Remote)

Antelope

Antelope

Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

OVERVIEW:

Antelope is hiring a Demand Planner to manage and own full inventory management processes from forecasting through to our donation program as we rapidly scale. This person will collaborate cross-functionally with Supply Chain, Sales, Brand Marketing to develop forecasting methodologies to inform buy plans, and deliver on inventory and financial objectives. This role will be full-time and is remote, but will preferably be based near one of our hubs in Tampa, FL or New York, NY.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inventory Planning

    • Collaborate with cross-departmental teams (Sales, Finance, Production, Fulfillment) teams to develop and/or refine methodologies to forecast sales and inventory levels at a category and SKU level to inform purchasing decisions for finished goods and packaging for both replenishment, custom orders, seasonal, and made-to-order product

    • Analyze and build both a top down and bottoms up forecast and understand opportunities to bridge the gap between the 2 on a SKU level to hit revenue targets without over-indexing on inventory

    • Evaluate tools for inventory planning, such as Anaplan or Blue Ridge to ensure channel forecasts and available weeks of stock are healthy

  • Analytics

    • Provide weekly and monthly insights into inventory levels and sales performance at an item level, including identifying trends and suggesting methodology improvements

    • Develop weekly forecast versus actual sales reporting to share across the company

  • Systems

    • Maintain accurate sales forecast and demand plan across channels

    • Ensure vendor and item information is properly set up and maintained in all systems

    • Ensure channels and categories are properly set up and maintained

    • Support ERP integration

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in planning roles at a consumer goods or retail company

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Excellent analytical, financial modeling, and problem-solving skills

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and able to quickly master new systems

  • Comfortable in ambiguous situations and able to confidently operate with limited oversight

  • Prior experience with fast-growing consumer companies

  • Experience in a demand planning tool (e.g., Blue Ridge, Anaplan, Qubic) is a plus

  • Must love dogs or cats (& treats!)

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Remote - first culture

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Competitive compensation

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401K employer match

  • Discounted Doggo pet insurance

  • Free treats!

ABOUT ANTELOPE:

Antelope, an omni-channel, pet consumer platform, was founded in August 2021 with the mission to elevate the lives of pets by delivering the highest quality products across all pet products and services via a buy and build strategy. “Ante” means to increase the stakes or consideration of, and “lope” means to leap with bounding steps–together, we are elevating the standards of pet care by buying, building and growing high-quality, natural pet brands. We’re backed by Alpine Investors and have made four acquisitions so far (Bocce’s Bakery, Diggin’ Your Dog / Super Snouts, Doggo, My Perfect Pet and Ark Naturals), and we’re still just getting started! We have plans to acquire 5-15 additional all-natural, high-quality brands to become the one-stop-shop for pet parents.

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