Beyond Meat

El Segundo, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-11

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Inventory Analyst

About the company:

WE BELIEVE THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO FEED OUR FUTURE.

By shifting from animal to plant-based meat, we can positively affect the planet, the environment, the climate and even ourselves. After all, the positive choices we make every day – no matter how small – can have a great impact on our world.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

At Beyond Meat, we believe there is a better way to feed the planet and that the small changes we make can add up to make a big impact. By shifting from animal to plant-based meat, we can address four growing global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources, and animal welfare. Our delicious, sustainable, and nutritious products include plant-based burgers, beef, sausage, chicken and more. Join us and Go Beyond®!

A role in Inventory Management within Global Supply Chain means sitting at the center of an exciting manufacturing, sales and operations environment for a company defining the Future of Food. Our team is delivering against a promise to deliver plant-based products at taste, quality, and cost parity to animal protein.

As an Inventory Analyst – Inventory Placement, you will be responsible for the planning and systematic execution of inventory movement through the Beyond Meat supply chain ensuring the right amount of inventory, is in the right place, at the right time to meet the demand of our growing retail, food service and strategic customer base. This new role has a unique opportunity to help redefine the decision-making process for positioning finished goods across several cold-storage facilities to fulfill domestic and international customer orders, as well as help define the processes and procedures for executing transactional data entries within our ERP system that initiate inventory movements, manage storage capacities, and track order fulfillments. This role will sit in Beyond Meat’s Corporate Headquarters in El Segundo, CA, and report into Sr Manager – Inventory Placement within the Inventory Management organization.

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and manage inventory movements from production, quality release, transfer to cold storage, and sales orders.
  • Plan and manage inventory levels vs available capacity across several cold-storage locations for a category of SKUs.
  • Perform routine inventory transactions in NetSuite, such as receipts, fulfillments, transfers, builds, adjustments, etc.
  • Perform extensive research on a wide variety of inventory, sales and transportation related reports to measure and improve fulfillment of sales orders to an array of retail, food service and/or strategic customers.
  • Triage and reconcile discrepancies or irregularities in inventories.
  • Create and maintain inventory databases and systems for accurately managing inventory.
  • Identify and escalate aging or unproductive inventory in partnership with Sales, Procurement, Production Planning, Commercialization and Process Engineering to eliminate unnecessary inventory disposal.
  • Monitor EDI integration errors and ensure they are addressed with the proper resources. 
  • Roles and responsibilities subject to change at any time.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or Engineering (or 2 years of an equivalent discipline).
  • Food Industry or similar supply chain experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working in an ERP system (NetSuite preferred)
  • Proficient with SQL & Excel.
  • Experience with scripting/statistical language a plus (Python, R, etc.).
  • Strong work ethic with an ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, math, and multi-tasking skills.
  • High comfort level in a fast-paced, diverse, and collaborative environment.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Full-time.
  • This role is located at Beyond Meat’s corporate office in El Segundo, CA.
  • Must report on-site five (5) days per week. 
  • May require occasional travel and light-lifting (up to 50 lbs.) to support quarterly physical inventory count procedures.