Demand and Supply Planning Manager at Golden Hippo

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Golden Hippo is a young, growing digital marketing company committed to helping everyone live their healthiest life. We create cutting edge health, wellness, and beauty products and work tirelessly to get them into the hands of the people who need them most - our customers. We're growing fast, but our core values remain the same as when we were founded in 2010.

Golden Hippo is currently looking for a Demand and Supply Planning Manager who will be responsible for leading the Demand and Supply Planning (including process, people and technology) function in our organization to bring maximum value. The Manager will oversee Demand forecasting, management of finished goods production planning at co-manufacturing partners, the deployment planning for all inventory, and the management of finished goods inventory coverage at the warehouse level.

HERE IS WHAT WE OFFER YOU

At Golden Hippo you have a chance to make an impact. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow. A career at Golden Hippo is more than just a job. It's the chance to work among friends every day, to work and play hard, and to see the results of your work firsthand. We work in a lively, laid back work environment with a fully stocked kitchen for our employees to use. We also offer:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Matching 401K plan
  • In-office CrossFit gym with professional coaches
  • Yoga and meditation breaks
  • Casual, "no dress code" atmosphere and an open office space
  • Highly interactive work with a talented, passionate team
  • UNLIMITED room for growth and results-based pay increases

WHAT YOUR DAY IS LIKE

  • Develop and maintain demand and supply programs to ensure supply of finished good items to satisfy fill rates and maintain target inventory levels. 
  • Maintain and improve analytical tools and processes to support Demand and Supply Planning objectives
  • Drive and lead the implementation of planning software in support of business objectives
  • Drive, promote and develop positive communication with cross functional teams in support of team and company objectives 
  • Successfully lead direct report team to efficiently and effectively communicate with co-manufacturing partners of supply needs and any changes to production requirements 
  • Weekly understanding of finished good production, inventory on hand, orders in transit and customer orders 
  • Support and provide leadership for product expiration process to minimize forecast/production related product write offs
  • Work within Supply Chain team and with cross-functional partners to successfully execute launch of new items
  • Develop strategy and build processes while overseeing day to day work of the team.
  • Serve as a strong leader for direct report team in support of achieving business and individual career objectives
  • Serve as valuable contributor to Supply Chain leadership team bringing thought leadership and supporting the success of the overall team. 
     

BEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE

  • BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain, Mathematics, Engineering or other related field required*
  • MBA, MA in Supply Chain/ Logistics preferred
  • 3-5+ years leading and managing teams in a similar environment 
  • 10-15 years related experience in the Food, nutrition and/ or beauty industry preferred
  • Certified in Six Sigma or other process improvement methodology preferred
  • Excellent relationship Building skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Adaptable and Flexible in a fast paced environment
  • Strong technical skills (ERP /WMS) 

Golden Hippo is always looking for smart, driven self-starters who are excited to build a place for themselves in one of the most fun, exciting companies in Los Angeles. If you thrive on community and communication, learning from your failures, and embracing the unexpected, Golden Hippo just might be the place for you.


Golden Hippo Company Culture Highlights:

  • Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company in Los Angeles 2019
  • Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company Happiness 2018
  • Golden Hippo is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Work Culture on Comparably.

Check us out on Comparably: https://www.comparably.com/companies/golden-hippo

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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS

Location

Golden Hippo is located in Woodland Hills, one of Los Angeles' finest neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Golden Hippo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is professional yet lively and relaxed. The office is always buzzing with people exchanging ideas and discussing different ways to reach our goals. It’s fun to work in an environment that works hard, but plays hard too!

Tannum

Online Reputation Management Lead

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We use a mix of Jira/Slack/Invision to help facilitate clear
communication between different departments. In addition to these applications, we thrive on face-to-face interactions which help everyone share ideas and feedback about different projects and we have tons of meeting spaces that help us be able to have focused and efficient conversations.

Anisha

Front End Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Unlike large corporations where individuals have very specific jobs that limit their duties and exposure to growth, Golden Hippo has allowed me to quickly gain a lot of valuable skills for my career growth. I have plenty of exposure to challenging assignments. I've also learned how to adapt and improvise as well as take on new duties.

Ahmad

Supply Chain Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Golden Hippo has a culture that encourages everyone to share ideas. For example, our customer care agents hear firsthand what customers are saying, so we’re able to take that information and funnel it back to the product developers, writers, etc. This allows us to directly influence the way campaigns are run and optimized.

Peter

Chief Customer Officer

What projects are you most excited about?

The Management and Leadership training initiatives. These programs are meant to support the development of our future Hippo leaders, regardless of their existing experience and career levels. L&D is planning on leveraging the knowledge of our existing leadership team and learning resources to ensure successful results for all training initiatives.

Claudia

Learning & Development Manager

What are Golden Hippo Perks + Benefits

Golden Hippo Benefits Overview

At Golden Hippo our benefits extend far beyond providing coverage for basic health services. Whether it's downloading the medical plan app, or having the ability to quickly connect to life balance resources, our benefit plans contribute to sustaining a well-rounded life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Various teams at Golden Hippo volunteer various local charities, as well as participate in food drives for the local food bank.
Partners with Nonprofits
Golden Hippo support various global charities through many of our brands, including Smile Train, Charity:Water, Vitamin Angels, and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring managers train in how to be aware of unconscious bias during interview and hiring training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Vision Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Health Insurance Benefits
Company pays 100% of the employee's premium
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Monthly KPI bonus based on company performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a lot of unique company perks! Some of these include free Crossfit classes, a fully-stocked kitchen, catered birthday lunches, free yoga and meditation classes throughout the day, and a dog-friendly office!

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