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Personalized beverages, wherever life takes you

Inventory Planner

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About LifeFuels

Every great idea begins with a problem. Ours began with a struggle to get what our bodies wanted, when we wanted it. We've been fortunate that life has taken us many places; remote descents in the backcountry, last-minute goals on the pitch, dusty roads in rural Africa, and boardrooms around the world, but access to hydration and healthy nutrition has always been a challenge. That’s why we banded together to create LifeFuels, to give our bodies what they need via great-tasting, personalized functional beverages, without compromising our lifestyles. The journey hasn’t been easy (electronics and water aren’t always the best of friends), but through vigorously detailed engineering and meticulous attention to design, we’ve built a product we truly love. We’re thrilled for you to join us on this adventure, and to welcome you to the LifeFuels family.

What you'll do:

We are looking for a data-driven and highly organized, team-oriented individual who will drive our internal sales & operation planning process. In this critical, highly visible role, you will be responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products, and creates and maintains forecast models for their customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources. Support sales & operations planning forecast and inventory tasks relating to on- time shipments, achievement of forecast accuracy and days of stock goals.

* Create and maintain a demand plan by determining the model that is most appropriate for each SKU based on velocity
* Manage end to end demand forecasting (both volume and value) across multiple categories to improve customer service levels and to reduce end-to-end COGS and working capital
* Prepare and execute monthly cadence of Sales & Operations Planning meetings involving Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Operations
* Ensure tight inter-team coordination and communication
* Create, issue and track Purchase Orders in ERP system for all production while working closely with Operations and Factory
* Review, revise, and cancel purchase orders on a regular basis for all replenishment orders
* Maintain a safe and clean work environment
* Understand and follow company rules and regulations
* Perform all other duties as assigned or required

Requirements

About you:

* Typically requires 2-3 years’ experience in demand and supply planning, forecasting, statistics or other quantitative analytic disciplines
* Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills
* Experience in leading meetings across various cross functional leaders, including executives required
* Communication: Engage in written and oral communication that is clear, unambiguous, transparent, and consistent with the organizational vision, mission, and values
* Job Knowledge: Understand duties and responsibilities, have necessary job knowledge, have necessary technical skills, understand company mission/value, keep job knowledge current, be in command of critical issues
* Process Management: Able to create, manage and improve existing processes to support S&0P process
* Teamwork: Drive all team deadlines and responsibilities, listen to others and value opinions, help team leader to meet goals, welcome new team members and promote a team atmosphere
* Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
* Problem Solving/Analysis: Break down problems into smaller components, understand underlying, issues, simplify and process complex issues, understand the difference between critical details and unimportant facts
* Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners, including sales, marketing and manufacturing

Benefits

Why LifeFuels?

We truly believe that where you work matters and we want happy employees. So join us on our mission – helping people feel their best from the inside out. At work, we foster creativity and self-reliance. Everyone is challenged and has the authority to control their own workload and implementation.

* Competitive salary
* 15 days of Paid Time Off
* 10 Federal Holidays
* Generous insurance coverage- medical, dental and vision
* Generously subsidized memberships to LifeTime Athletic with world class facilities
* Open plan office space
* Flexible hours, and occasional remote work options
* Eligible for Employee stock options
* Fun, collaborative culture with lots of employee activities
Location
Reston
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
Hiring contact

Benjamin Gillette

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LifeFuels at a glance

Personalized beverages, wherever life takes you

LifeFuels focuses on Hardware, Food and Beverages, Personal Health, and Health and Wellness. Their company has offices in Reston. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, LifeFuels has raised $5M of funding; their latest round was closed on June 2017.

You can view their website at http://lifefuels.co or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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