Senior Analyst, Product Planning

Posted 5.14.24
Location
Remote

Supply Chain Planning Team | Reports to Manager of Product Planning

Who is Allbirds?

At Allbirds, we believe in using business as a force for good. We’re a global footwear and apparel brand with roots in New Zealand and headquarters in San Francisco. Since 2016, we’ve been on a mission to prove that comfort, design, and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. Our commitment to creating better things in a better way is fueled by a belief that the fashion industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. We’re a certified B Corporation, meaning we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’re dedicated to making the most sustainable products we can using premium natural materials – designed for life’s everyday adventures. In fact, TIME 100 named us for being one of the most innovative companies. Already calling our first shoe, the Wool Runners, the most comfortable in the world, and there is much more to come.

We take our craft seriously, but not ourselves. As part of the Allbirds family, you can look forward to team lunches, product tests, fun company events, inspiring guest speakers, comfortable shoes, sheep puns, and lots of creative ideas.

What does the job entail?

  • Own and fully manage various product categories including demand forecasting, pricing, production forecasting, supply and capacity planning, factory and internal communication.
  • Own product launches end-to-end from inception to execution across products, color refreshes and country launches.
  • Develop long-term demand forecasts in collaboration with Finance, Analytics, Ecommerce, Retail, and Marketing teams
  • Publish production plans and purchase orders to factories after reviewing production capacity, operational constraints, material availability, customer demand, and inputs from regional and retail teams.
  • Help manage the monthly cross-functional open to buy planning cycle, driving alignment with all key stakeholders.
  • Partner with our Asia Operations team (in Vietnam) to develop and align on material forecasts in a timely manner to ensure we can achieve critical production and product launch dates. 
  • Continually monitor product supply vs. customer sales, and perform supply and demand analysis to maximize sales, and support replenishment/chase and new launch buys
  • Maintain optimal channel inventory through the various stages of the product lifecycle; act as the central point of contact for all supply chain matters for new product launches.
  • Work closely with our Logistics team to ensure products are arriving by their intended launch dates while balancing freight expenses and overall margin $.
  • Partner with cross-functional product teams to develop and communicate key deadlines for launches based on product lead times and critical milestones in go-to-market process that impact supply chain planning
  • Analyze data to share product performance and key insights with cross-functional teams that can be used to evolve product assortments and influence future merchandising decisions
  • Serve as a key point of contact for global manufacturing partners and regional planning teams
  • Build and evolve our planning capabilities, tools and processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy as we scale

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • 4+ years in an analytical role like product, merchandise or inventory planning
  • You have exceptional analytical capabilities & quick decision-making skills
  • You have a strategic mindset, you are comfortable working with numbers, and you are detail oriented when it comes to tactical execution
  • You are intellectually curious by nature and can solve problems with minimal assistance in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, adept at grasping new concepts and collaborating across teams
  • Proficient in Excel with advanced modeling skills; experience in retail planning a plus
  • BA/BS or equivalent, preferably with quantitative focus

What do we offer?

The pay range for this role is: $90,000 – $109,000. This role can be performed remotely, with the expectation that you will work on Pacific time. 

Allbirds routinely evaluates pay rates, and the ranges are subject to change based on market rates and other considerations.  We factor in a number of components when determining starting pay, including the job and level you are hired into, location, skillset, experience and peer compensation.

 

Benefits Overview:

When you join our flock at Allbirds, we offer competitive pay as well as bonus and equity for eligible roles, healthcare, retirement savings, and other great benefits for the whole being. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, please see the detailed list below.

  • Health benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision plans for employees and eligibile dependents. 
    • Medical plan options include: PPO, HDHP (100% premium paid for employees, employees only pay premium for dependents), and HMO (in California)
    • 100% Company paid OneMedical memberships available for members of certain medical plans. 
    • Company HSA contribution for enrolled HSA members.
  • Financial benefits include: company equity for eligible roles, 401(k) with employer matching contribution (with immediate vesting and pre and post-tax options), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, company-paid life insurance for full time roles, short-term and long-term disability, pre-tax savings programs for eligible healthcare, childcare and commuter expenses for both full and part-time roles, medical travel expense reimbursement program for full and part-time roles.
  • Unlimited PTO for full-time corporate roles, sick and vacation time for  other roles, plus parental leave (with a new parent bonus for full-time employees), volunteering, medical & family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting.
  • Support benefits through Modern Health (free mental health benefit with coaching and therapy sessions), Employee Assistance Program and more.
  • Other Perks include: the company discount (50%) on most Allbirds products, discount mall through LifeBalance, reimbursement on eligible wellness expenses (full-time employees) and cellphone and more for certain eligible roles.

Diversity

Allbirds is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Allbirds policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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