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Demand Planning Analyst, Happy Family Organics - Idaho


Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, ID, US

Company: DANONE


Happy Family Organics is looking for a Demand Planning Analyst in Boise, ID.


Happy Family Organics has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children’s health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother’s Day in 2006. As the largest and fastest growing organic baby food brand in the country, we are constantly innovating to provide families with the best possible products, solutions, and resources for their evolving needs. From day one, we provide organic nutrition and support for your baby’s feeding journey, whether that’s breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picky eating. We thoughtfully craft organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid’s age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.


Job Description / Duties:


The Demand Planning Analyst will be a key player in the forecasting process, business intelligences, and information gathering from sales, new product development, operations, finance, retailers, and other sources. This position will be responsible for creating stories within the Sales & Operations Planning and for communicating any risks and opportunities of the retailers that they are responsible for.


The Demand Planner will additionally be responsible for database creation, ad hoc data queries, and compilations as necessary to support the all of SC Planning process, i.e. Product Life Cycle Management and S&OP. High levels of mathematical and analytical proficiency are critical to the performance of this role, as are the traits of objectivity, collaborative, and growth mindset.


If you enjoy using your analytical skills, interacting with multiple entities, and providing meaningful analysis to drive our business, this is the career opportunity you have been searching for!


Key Responsibilities:


Demand Planning

  • Structure, validate, manage, and analyze large amounts of data to create a forecast that reflects past performance and future opportunities and risk
  • Experienced in market research (Nielsen / IRI) data and able to transform those data into dependent variables to the shipment forecast
  • Collaborate with the Category Management and Sales Planning team to ensure that forecast follows the trend (i.e. Demand Sensing)
    • Assist in developing and automating processes for reporting and identify the drivers of the variance in monthly forecasts
    • Prepare and present reports, charts, and tables detailing these market factors to help inform marketing and supply planning
    • Identify improvement to the processes within the department & adjacent departments to ensure an almost error-free plan that can be used for decision making and execution
    • Work with leadership team to understand business performance/gaps and define supply chain services needed to address these business performance/gaps
    • Assisting the Product Life Cycle Management process by identifying critical customers and dates with the Sales and Category Management Team


Business Intelligence

    • Provide insights to market and category data from IRI platform to inform creation of NPI forecast, SKU optimization process, and 3rd party manufacturing production plan
    • Experienced in ad-hoc analysis with unstructured data that can be used to help decision making in the S&OP monthly process.
    • Experienced in database management and creation (SQL), able to start collecting data and program in SQL to transform our unstructured data into structured SQL database
    • Create a dashboard to track KPIs that is relevant to the Demand Planning and adjacent departments to identify driver of changes in the plan and ensure data integrity

Interfaces with: Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance


Qualifications & Attributes:



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, MS in Economics, Business Analytics or other quantitative majors.



  • 2-4 years’ experience in Demand Planning with data analysis, modeling and supply chain analysis
  • Motivated by problem solving and finding systematic solutions to issues
  • Experience in CPG, Food and Beverage, Apparel industry
  • Experience with an Advanced Planning/Decision Support Systems such as Logility or Garter Leader Quadrant systems
  • Knowledge in Power BI and SQL
  • Expert analytical, modeling, statistical skills and analysis with attention to detail
  • Programming experience or through university coursework (VBA)
  • Expert (at least 2 St. deviation above average) in Excel (e.g. data manipulation, charts, and complex formula)
  • Ability to understand complex business requirements and define planning tools that enable successful management of demand plans
  • Ability to communicate at different organizational levels and willingness to take initiative
  • IBF CPF, CPIM or CSCP certification is advantageous


Benefits & Perks:

  • Weekly staff breakfasts, monthly volunteer outings, and field trips
  • Early release “Summer Fridays”
  • Regular quirky office gatherings (“From the Garden” potlucks! Floating the Boise River!)
  • Opportunity for growth




As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs – just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little ones today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp™. To learn more, please visit: additional information, please visit

Happy Family Organics is owned by Danone, a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. For more information about Danone and Happy Family Organics, its people and its business, please visit Danone - Happy Family, is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.



Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian

Job Segment: Strategic Planning, Engineer, Demand Planner, Supply Chain, Computer Science, Strategy, Engineering, Operations, Technology

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