Associate, Demand Planning & Business Strategy

Little Spoon

Little Spoon

New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

What’s the Role:

As Little Spoon’s Associate, Demand Planning & Business Strategy, you will have the opportunity to improve our demand planning tools and processes for a rapidly-growing portfolio of products, support the sizing of strategic opportunities, and empower the company with data-driven decision making. This role will encompass a wide breadth of responsibilities, expand your analytical and strategic thinking, and allow you to gain experience in a fast-growing startup.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop accurate and reliable demand forecasts based on historical sales data, customer ordering behavior, and market trends across Little Spoon’s direct to consumer and alternate distribution verticals
  • Support continuous improvements of the demand planning models by identifying and implementing model optimization opportunities that will deliver increasingly accurate forecasts
  • Utilize data to understand patterns of customer behavior, identify business trends, and develop recommendations to improve the Little Spoon experience
  • Create, automate and re-evaluate essential reporting for company leadership and cross-functional teams
  • Identify, scope, and size opportunities, in consultation with the Business Strategy and Analytics Senior Manager, to evaluate strategic initiatives that meaningfully drive company goals

Who You Are:

  • 1-3 years of experience in demand forecasting role at a D2C or subscription-based company, preferred
  • Expert at creating financial models and analyses in Excel and Google Sheets that exhibit a strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to generate hypotheses, resourcefully gather and interpret data, execute analyses, and present key findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with an ability to effectively synthesize complex findings into action-oriented insights
  • Self-starter that thrives in an unstructured and fast-moving environment
  • Intellectually curious, strategic thinker who enjoys creative problem solving
  • Team player who loves collaborating with people and is willing to take on additional responsibility where necessary
  • You value diversity of thoughts, perspectives, and expression and believe that a diverse team makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results

How You’ll Stand Out:

  • Investment banking or management consulting experience a plus
  • High-growth startup experience a plus
  • SQL knowledge a plus
  • Experience with subscription startups – namely in food – a plus 

At Little Spoon, we celebrate the unique background and point of view that each person brings to our team. We hire for potential, not just past experience, and strive to support the career development of each and every person who joins our team.

We are fully committed to building a safe and inclusive workplace – a place where our team can think differently, challenge the status quo and have a little fun in the process. We have zero tolerance for harassment or discrimination. We do not discriminate and will not make any hiring decisions on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.