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Posted June 7th

Senior Supply Chain Planning Associate / Supply Chain Planning Manager (title based on experience)

New York, New York

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Posted June 7th

Senior Supply Chain Planning Associate / Supply Chain Planning Manager (title based on experience)

New York, New York







Gainful is changing the way people shop for nutrition products to support their active lifestyle and help them achieve their fitness goals. Launched in 2017, Gainful is backed by some of the world's best venture investors (including Y Combinator, Dorm Room Fund, BrandProject, and Courtside VC). Gainful combines personalization with the highest quality ingredients to make sports nutrition accessible for every body. Gainful recently raised a round of funding and we've set aggressive goals for 2020 and beyond. We are excited to find incredible team members to join us on this journey.


The Supply Chain Planner (Senior Associate/Manager based on experience) will report to our Head of Operations and own end to end production and materials planning, purchasing and PO tracking, inbound shipping, inventory management, and coordinating with all of our partners along the way. You will be involved in the planning and purchasing of materials for all new product launches and will play a critical role in our weekly, monthly, and quarterly supply and operations planning process with Gainful's senior leadership. You will also partner cross-functionally with marketing, finance, and other operations functions to support the overall planning and forecasting for the business.

This opportunity is perfect for an individual with 3-5 years experience in inventory management and planning who would like to accelerate their career by getting in on the ground floor of a fast-growing startup.

  • Analyze monthly sales forecasts and historical data to determine SKU allocation demand
  • Create and manage forward looking production plans each period with keen eye on MOQs, line capacity, and lead times
  • Anticipate unforeseen spikes in demand or bottlenecks in supply chain to determine appropriate safety stock inventory levels
  • Review and execute materials planning for finished good production
  • Manage inventory, production, WIP, and inbound shipments for packaging, finished goods, and marketing collateral
  • Issue purchase orders to manufacturing partners and review quantity received against shipments
  • Coordinate in-bound freight to ensure goods are delivering from contract manufacturers to our warehouses on time
  • Manage relationships with contract manufacturers to ensure production plans are met
  • Assist in the roll-out of new product lines, developing sales projections and working with our partners to produce products
  • Monthly reconciliation of inventory at warehouses and co-mans
  • Negotiate costs, MOQs, and lead times with 3rd parties, focused on improving profitability and efficiency for the business
  • Work closely with our warehouses to monitor KPIs, audit inventory accuracy, and ensure customer expectations are being met
  • Manage inventory splits between multiple distribution centers

  • Minimum 3-5 years inventory planning/management experience in DTC, e-commerce, CPG, or retail
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams and external contacts (co-mans, 3PL's)
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced MS Excel skills
  • Extremely detail oriented with strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to be highly flexible & multi-task in a constantly changing environment
  • Highly collaborative and effective at building strong partnerships both internally and externally
  • Process-oriented with the ability to improve and drive efficiency given the current supply chain
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly-motivated self-starter, autonomous problem-solver with a knack for process improvement
  • Love for startups, willingness to roll up their sleeves, and be a team player

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Operations/Supply Chain
  • Experience in a high-growth startup environment
  • Personal interest in direct-to-consumer, nutrition, fitness, or health/wellness

Location: New York City (100% remote during COVID-19 outbreak)

Hours: Full time, unlimited PTO

Pay: competitive salary + equity

Health Insurance: Choice between Blue Shield Gold Full PPO 750 or Blue Shield Platinum Full PPO 0
  • Gainful will cover 99% of the monthly cost of the Gold plan, or 85% of Platinum
  • If you opt out of group healthcare coverage, Gainful will add $250/month to your salary as a wellness stipend

Dental: Guardian EM Dental 10

Vision: CA Beam VSP Choice Plan 2

Pre-tax benefits
  • Health FSA
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Commuter

Visa sponsorship: Not Available

Perks: Unlimited free Gainful product and swag. Work from home stipend.

Start Date: ASAP

Gainful is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Come as you are :)