Gainful is changing the way people shop for nutrition products to support their active lifestyle and help them achieve their fitness goals. Launched in 2017, Gainful is backed by some of the world’s best venture investors (including Y Combinator, Dorm Room Fund, BrandProject, and Courtside VC). Gainful combines personalization with the highest quality ingredients to make sports nutrition accessible for every body.

Gainful is positioned to become the category leader in personalized nutrition, with personalized protein powder the first of many products. We are excited to find incredible team members to join us on this journey.


The Senior Supply Chain Planner will report to our Director of Operations on production and materials planning as well as inventory management.

This opportunity is perfect for an individual with 3-5 years experience in inventory management and planning who would like to accelerate their career by getting in on the ground floor of a fast-growing startup.


  • Analyze monthly sales forecasts and historical data to determine SKU allocation demand
  • Create and manage forward looking production plans each period with keen eye on MOQs, line capacity, and lead times
  • Anticipate unforeseen spikes in demand or bottlenecks in supply chain to determine appropriate safety stock inventory levels
  • Review and execution of materials planning for finished good production
  • Manage inventory, production, WIP, and inbound shipments for both packaging and finished goods
  • Issue purchase orders to manufacturing partners and review quantity received against shipments
  • Manage relationships with contract manufacturers to ensure production plans are met
  • Monthly reconciliation of inventory at warehouses and co-mans
  • Ensure safety stock levels of inventory are maintained and ensure fill rate targets are met
  • Manage inventory splits between multiple distribution centers


  • Minimum 3-5 years inventory planning/management experience in DTC, e-commerce, CPG, or retail
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams and external contacts (co-mans, 3PL’s)
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced MS Excel skills
  • Extremely detail oriented with strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to be highly flexible & multi-task in a constantly changing environment
  • Process-oriented with the ability to improve and drive efficiency given the current supply chain
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly-motivated self-starter, autonomous problem-solver
  • Love for startups, willingness to roll up their sleeves, and be a team player


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Operations/Supply Chain
  • Experience in a high-growth startup environment
  • Personal interest in direct-to-consumer, nutrition, fitness, or health/wellness


  • Location: New York City (remote during stay-at-home order)
  • Hours: Full time, unlimited PTO
  • Pay: competitive salary + equity
  • Benefits: Blue Shield Silver PPO 1700 (or cash health stipend)


  • Lunch every other Friday, snacks all the time
  • MacBook Pro, monitor, and any other hardware/software you need
  • Unlimited Gainful product & swag


Gainful is an equal opportunity employer. Come as you are :)

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