Senior Planning Analyst // Infarm at Infarm

Posted on: 03/26/2021

Location: Berlin, Germany (ON-SITE)

full time

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Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system, that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand. Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food. **Who you are** * You are excited about our vision to reshape the food industry. * You believe diversity, collaboration and teamwork are key drivers for success. * You thrive in an environment where you can take ownership and solve hard problems. * You love a challenge and want to do well while doing good. * You want to expand your horizons and grow with us as we grow. The Senior Planning Analyst will be responsible for ensuring we accurately understand our demand forecast and are able to translate this into production schedules for each facility within our global network. They will work side by side with our regional operations teams to ensure plans are enacted on the ground, and collaborate with our software teams to develop tools to streamline our systems and processes. They will also be the owner of our Global Sales & Operational Planning process for farm hardware, ensuring that we deploy farming capacity in the right locations at the right times to support our exciting growth plans. **Responsibilities** Demand Forecasting * Develop a medium/long term demand forecasting tool as a centralized resource where volume information going forward for c. 12 months can be located, by hub, customer, variety and packaging format. * Establish regular update processes for new contract information, seasonal promotions and other expected demand changes to be included within this well in advance of requirements, together with Commercial and Strategy teams. * Create processes for this information to flow seamlessly into other SCM departments * Set up forecast accuracy metrics to identify areas where improvements are required Planting Schedules * Collaborate with our software team to develop tools that translate these demand forecasts into planting schedules for our production facilities. * Continuously improve features and functionality within these tools to ensure this can be carried out in a simple, robust and repeatable manner. * Support with the launch of new production sites and their addition to these tools, actively running the scheduling process on their behalf as these launch. * Create training materials to enable the handover of planning responsibilities to regional teams, and build support mechanisms and forums for regional and hub managers to assist with ongoing troubleshooting and development. Farming Capacity S&OP Process * Manage farming capacity S&OP forums at global and regional (Europe, NA, Asia). Own the review process between Commercial, Expansion, Strategy and Operations teams to understand the demand vs capacity picture for farming hardware, and drive decision making on stockholding locations and new order requirements. * Work closely with other SCM teams to ensure procurement activities and inventory management for farming hardware supports the plans agreed in the above.. * Provide capacity planning analysis for proposed network change projects or new customer launches. Metrics Management * Monitor SO fulfilment and wastage %’s for each site through established metrics performance management process, assisting with root cause analysis and devising action plans with relevant regional teams to rectify. * Develop a ‘regional utilization %’ metric to measure and manage how effectively we are using our network capacity. **Requirements** * Strong Excel based analytical capability * 6+ years of work experience, ideally within operations or supply chain * Experience in creating presentations to clearly explain complex concepts * Degree level (or equivalent) qualifications in an analytical discipline (ie. Mathematics, Science, Engineering) * You can turn incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into solid action plans and have the ability to step back and connect the dots. * The ability to lead and inspire others, and influence cross-functionally. * Naturally able to communicate proactively, clearly and concisely, tailoring messages to different audiences to aid understanding. * Prior experience of managing at least one direct report * High resilience, a “can do” attitude and a desire to look for alternative solutions to problems vs. accepting the status quo. * Flexible and adaptable to change * A high level of commercial awareness and the ability to deliver against defined KPI’s. * An appetite for the very best within the team and the wider business. * Prior knowledge of Sales and Operational Planning processes an advantage **What we offer** * The opportunity to join Infarm as we expand across the globe and help change the future of farming * The ability to drive impact and be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers * A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues * 30 days of vacation plus an extra day off on your birthday * Pension Scheme Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.