Impossible Foods is leading the way to a sustainable global food system. We are developing transformative new technologies to produce great plant-based foods that outperform existing meat and dairy products in taste and nutrition, at a lower cost and with a much lower impact on the global environment. Impossible Foods was conceived and founded by a prominent Stanford professor and is backed by top-tier VCs and visionaries with proven track records creating new global industries.

The Demand and Supply Planning Manager will develop, communicate, and execute end-to-end product demand and supply plans. The role of the Demand Planning Manager will develop and execute a demand plan that will drive the supply plan to meet sales and order fulfillment objectives. This individual will work closely with cross-functional partners in supply chain, sales, marketing, and finance teams.

You will:

  • Develop and manages a regular) forecasting process at both the detail and aggregated level by partnering with the sales teams to ensure demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon, workable, volume forecast; ensures gaps and overlaps are addressed, and scenarios are completed.
  • Identify overstock & spoiled inventory; initiate actions to mitigate exposure and prevent recreation. 
  • Ensures data integrity and quality by reviewing data, identifying unusual occurrences, seeking explanations and assisting in developing corrections.
  • Provide planning support with the preparation of long range supply planning and capacity analysis. 
  • Develop historical sales trend and statistical forecasting models to improve our ability to evaluate and forecast demand. Extract data from multiple sources to analyze demand trends and forecasting.
  • Help create statistical models to trend and estimate demand for the Consensus process.  
  • Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach.
  • Prepare, report, and communicate forecast, supply requirements, and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets) through support of the S&OP function.

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Accounting or another analytical field preferred or equivalent experience. 
  • 5 – 8 years’ experience in a demand planning role with S&OP accountability.
  • Strong working knowledge of demand planning process within Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, particularly in a short shelf life environment.
  • Superior analytical skills and advanced Excel user.
  • Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues.
  • Detail oriented and highly accurate.
  • Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics, turns, margin contributions and turn rates.
  • Experience with any forecasting application or supply planning software a plus.
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