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Demand Planning Analyst

| Chicago

RXBAR: We manufacture, market and distribute whole food protein bars. While the protein bar market is crowded, RXBARs are the cleanest protein bar available and our branding stands out. A unique, “No B.S” value proposition in a rapidly growing health food market has our company positioned for growth.

Demand Planning Analyst: RXBAR is one of the fastest growing natural brands in the country and this explosive growth requires a need to focus on our customers, distributors, and e-commerce forecasts. This position will work in conjunction with our supply and production planning teams.

The Demand Planning Analyst is responsible for assisting in the forecasting activities associated with customers (internal/external), products, and stakeholders. They will support the creation and maintenance of forecast models for our customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources (i.e.: IRI/Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data). Reporting to the Manager of Demand Planning the position supports the dialogue each month for our respective customers and products in concert with key counterparts in Marketing, Category Insights, and Finance. This person must be analytical, organized, a strong communicator, and looking to be part of an exciting, fast-paced, and innovative company. 

General Functions + Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and collect inputs related to distribution expansion and merchandising across all sales channels at the account and SKU level.
  • Collaborate across Finance, Marketing, and Category Insights team to develop a deep knowledge of expectations and implications for different promotional strategies.
  • Pull and analyze third-party syndicated data and internal shipment data to understand drivers of demand.
  • Translate market inputs into the demand forecast at multiple levels of aggregation.
  • Incorporate baseline and promotional performance data of key retailers into the forecast.
  • Manage updates to the Supply Chain forecast as part of the Sales and Operations Planning process.
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally with Finance, Sales, and Marketing teams to determine the impact and implications of the forecast and align on demand for the next 90 days during the S&OP process.
  • Use and maintain Demand Planning software and models to forecast.
  • Engagement in creation of forecast for new item launches from ideation to production.
  • Effectively communicate any changes to the forecast to key stakeholders.
  • Report on forecast accuracy and does necessary analysis to determine root cause and continuously improve forecast accuracy. 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, a thirst for knowledge, and an excitement for growing our business.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business or Operations related field.
  • 1-4 years Demand Planning and/or Supply Chain experience.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting, and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP/Oracle/NetSuite), or other software related to demand planning is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively manage workload to meet deadlines, while ensuring a high standard of quality
  • Self-starter who is extremely result and detail-oriented
  • Desire to excel and grow with the organization
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Highly adaptable and resourceful

Total Rewards Package: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with Company match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.

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412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of RXBAR

What's something quirky about your company?

Working at RXBAR becomes a lifestyle. We naturally love to share what work life is like on our personal social media accounts, whether it be new product launches, the amazing view from our rooftop, team meeting events, or all the workouts employees do together, it’s a unique almost cult-like culture but something we're so proud to be a part of.


Senior Event Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here at RXBAR, we approach and plan everything differently. Whether it be TV, outdoor media, podcasts or paid social, we’re going against the “norm” of traditional advertising and building a new, unique approach to break through clutter they see everyday. Our goal is to woo our audience so they lean in, not annoy and inadvertently push them away.


Media Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the key aspects that attracted me to RX, beyond the company's aggressive growth phase, was the Leadership Team's investment in developing its people. Individuals have the opportunity to own their development path & grow at an exceptionally fast rate in a company that promotes from within & w/o the constraint of a formal promotion structure.


Vice President of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Anyone that joins our team is quickly introduced to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere. Placing ownership on our team members that they are the product advocates while also placing ourselves in our customer shoes, has enabled leadership and creative license. It's amazing to be a part of a company that places such an importance on R&I.


Vice President of Research & Innovation

What are some things you learned at the company?

I love working at RX because the organization values me as an individual & as myself, where self-awareness is harnessed as a strength to accelerate growth. I am driven to build a new team (FP&A), training a financial muscle that empowers the organization through trust. I love the challenge of being a creator, as we question orthodoxy in finance.


Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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