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Manager, Demand Forecasting

Little Spoon

Little Spoon

New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023

What’s the Role:

As Little Spoon’s Demand Forecasting Manager, you will have the opportunity to improve our demand forecasts by refining and developing sophisticated models, analyze customer behavior data to answer critical business questions, 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 for Little Spoon’s direct to consumer business
  • Create demand forecasting tools and processes for Little Spoon’s alternate distribution verticals
  • Lead continuous improvements of sophisticated models by identifying and implementing model optimization opportunities that will deliver increasingly accurate forecasts
  • Size the opportunity of new products and implement into the forecast
  • Utilize data to understand patterns of customer behavior, identify business trends, and develop recommendations to improve the Little Spoon experience
  • Design, automate and re-evaluate essential reporting for company leadership and cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with teams across the business, including Operations, Product, Marketing and Finance to refine demand forecasts based on information shared for improved accuracy

Who You Are:

  • 3-4 years of experience in demand forecasting role at a D2C or subscription-based company, preferred
  • Investment banking, management consulting, or related experience within a company
  • 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
  • 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:

  • High-growth startup experience a plus
  • SQL knowledge a plus
  • Experience with subscription startups – namely in food – a plus

About Us:

Little Spoon is the leading direct-to-consumer brand on a mission to make parents’ lives easier through high quality, healthy meal + snack-time solutions for babies, toddlers + big kids that conveniently deliver right to parents’ doors. Little Spoon sets children up for a lifetime of health, from a baby’s very first bites through to their big kid years, with a portfolio of freshly-made baby food, early finger foods, toddler + big kid meals and snacks. Since launch, the company has delivered more than 40 million meals, helping to simplify the lives of hundreds of thousands of parents across the US. Little Spoon and its community platform, Is This Normal, are here to disrupt the +$100B children’s health and wellness market, offering modern solutions, trusted resources, and a new way to connect with a network of parents. Learn more at LittleSpoon.com and IsThisNormal.co, or find Little Spoon on Instagram at @LittleSpoon.

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.