Demand Planning / Business Operations Analyst



IT, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2024

Location: NYC. We have a flexible WFH schedule, however, members of our Business Operations team typically work from our Manhattan office one to two days per week.

Who We Are: Banza reimagines your favorite comfort foods, like pasta, pizza, mac & cheese and rice, using chickpeas. Why? Because we know chickpeas aren’t just delicious, they’re also one of the most nutritious and sustainable foods. Yet 80% of the country isn’t eating enough of them. Our mission is to inspire people to eat more chickpeas and other beans, making a positive impact on human health and the environment. Banza is the fastest-growing pasta brand in the country, and our products are available in over 21,000 stores nationwide. We’ve been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year, Adweek’s Best Food Brand, and are proud to have fans at Good Morning America, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and more.

Your Mission: Behind the scenes of every box of Banza on the shelf is a complex network of processes that get our products to our customers. Banza’s Business Operations department manages and optimizes those processes and workflows across the organization to promote effective operations and logistics, and enables us to scale quickly. Whether it's managing customer orders, analyzing demand, or optimizing inventory, we're constantly reevaluating our practices and challenging the status quo. Continuous process improvement is one of our core principles.

We are looking for someone to join our skilled team and help elevate Banza’s demand planning function. If you’ve ever wanted to help build the backbone of a growing food company, here’s your chance.

What You'll Do

  • Own the forecast for a subset of retailers and product lines, including the input and maintenance of forecast building blocks in our systems (ex: retailer pricing, promotions, launches, etc.)
  • Analyze large data sets and craft stories based on findings to improve forecast accuracy, drive positive business outcomes and enable strategic decisions
  • Translating demand plan across departments to support weekly supply and demand alignment
  • Provide regular (weekly and monthly) updates on KPIs with manager, executives and other key stakeholders (including presenting in meetings)
  • Lead project management of promotions and new launches by working cross functionality across Sales, Brand Management, Fulfillment and Production to ensure successful execution
  • Collaborate with the Insights & Analytics department to improve processes and systems
  • Join a high-performing team focused on efficiency, productivity, and execution
  • Build something of value and have fun along the way

Who You Are

  • 1-3 years of operational or analytical experience
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Passionate about processes and always looking for ways to improve them
  • An entrepreneurially minded individual willing to challenge how we operate
  • Curious, analytical mindset
  • Strong communicator and collaborator with experience working interdepartmentally & with external partners
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with large data sets (experience with statistical analysis and/or Tableau a plus)
  • Passionate about food
  • Must love Banza!

To Apply: Write a cover letter describing why you want to join Banza and why you would be an excellent fit for this role (yes, we actually read every cover letter!) and then apply directly to this posting. If you have any questions, please email jobs@eatbanza.com.

We're aware of the research showing that historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a job if they don't believe that they meet all of the criteria. Do you hesitate to submit an application because you believe you need to check every box? Please apply anyway with a thoughtful cover letter! We would love to hear from you to discuss how you can help us build a great team at Banza.

Our Commitment: Banza is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To achieve our mission of inspiring people to eat more chickpeas and other beans, we greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which comes from diversity of all types, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do and the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with all abilities, people of color, and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

Banza is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. Banza will consider qualified applicants including those with criminal histories consistent with legal requirements.

Compensation, Perks, and Benefits

Our salary ranges are based on verified market data and our philosophy of paying competitively for our size and industry. In addition to base salary, full-time team members receive equity in the company, medical, dental, and vision insurance through United Healthcare, free Banza products, and monthly stipends for fitness, internet, and cell phones.

Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall healthily throughout the range based on these factors. The salary band for this role is $55,000-$70,000. The range is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however, we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated to you as a candidate.