Senior Data Analyst, Planning

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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

Beyond Meat seeks a highly analytical and experienced Planning Analyst to join our team. As a Senior Planning Analyst, you are responsible for driving systems, processes and tools to optimize the internal and external manufacturing and distribution capacity for the company. 

A successful candidate in this role can blend quantitative research and qualitative analysis to enable tools to plan factory production and incoming mSenior aterials to meet demand as well as manage all data and reporting related to Planning & Customer Service, Inventory, and Waste.  They are also proficient in recognizing gaps in materials, WIP and/or logistics that hinder the plan and seek to resolve them with the appropriate partner organization.  Candidate is adept at communicating needs with partner organizations and resolving systemic issues that are a barrier to enterprise success.Tasks, Duties and General Responsibilities: Uses Excel, Netsuite, Demand Caster, Tableau or other such tools as necessary to pull actionable information from enterprise systems and organize for actionable intelligenceRun data analysis and build reports in Excel, Tableau, and other tools to support decision making for risk mitigation focused on Inventory and business waste (FG - WIP - Materials)Create tracking tools and promote collaboration on Kaizen initiativesForecast BIAS/MAPE - Accuracy Reports; weekly and monthly deep dive analysis and loss tree (ensure coding from the planning teams)Develops and implements SOPs for production planning that enable the systemic improvement of the planning and supply chain organizationRun Case fill and Root Cause Analysis reports and share with teamsCommunicates plans and activities broadly to enterprise wide organizations and surfaces schedule conflicts quicklyResolves routine conflicts efficiently with peers and superiors and escalates issues when necessaryIdentifies root cause of chronic issues, proposes and drives improvements to solve internal and external to the planning groupNegotiates allocation of limited capacities with partner organizations with minimal input from managementMaximize OTIF (outbound - Go to Market)Participates, actively drives and champions adoption of newly implemented systems, procedures and toolsIs and is perceived as Subject Matter Expert for Production Planning organizationResponsible for the Inventory Projection report, business waste reporting tools, weekly and monthly deep dive analysis and loss tree, quality holds tracker management, write-off status and submission management, and all weekly and monthly communication related to waste reportingCross functional collaboration and communication with the Supply Planning and Inventory Management teamQualifications and Behaviors:Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience or master’s with 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent3+ years of experience production planning experienced in rapidly growing company with emerging tools and processes or equivalent exposure5+ years of experience using quantitative tools (Excel, Tableau, SQL)  Python coding a plusDemonstrated experience designing and implementing processes that improve capabilities within commonly used ERP systemsAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word. Advanced report writing experience, pivot table experience and data graphing requiredCollege-level math skills, including the ability to calculate percentages and marginsHigh tolerance of ambiguity and comfortable working to weekly deliverables in a highly complex and collaborative environmentStrong demonstrated history of problem solving using analytical techniquesStrong verbal and written communication skills, data documentation, and oral presentation skillsAbility to independently manage multiple projects at one timeThe ability to work closely with Senior Leadership by communicating ongoing progress updates The ability to work in a team environment and be self-directed Lean Six Sigma exposure a plusBeyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.Apply for this job

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