Beyond Meat

El Segundo, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-09

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Senior Planning Analyst

About the company:


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.


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.

Beyond Meat seeks a highly analytical and experienced Planning Analyst to join our team. As a Senior Planning Analyst, you are responsible for driving systems, processes and tools to optimize the internal and external manufacturing and distribution capacity for the company. 

A successful candidate in this role can blend quantitative research and qualitative analysis to enable tools to plan factory production and incoming materials to meet demand.  They are also proficient in recognizing gaps in materials, WIP and/or logistics that hinder the plan and seek to resolve them with the appropriate partner organization.  Candidate is adept at communicating needs with partner organizations and resolving systemic issues that are a barrier to enterprise success.

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 and General Responsibilities:

  • Uses Excel, Netsuite, Demand Caster, Tableau or other such tools as necessary to pull actionable information from enterprise systems and organize for actionable intelligence.
  • Develops and implements SOPs for production planning that enable the systemic improvement of the planning and supply chain organization.
  • Communicates plans and activities broadly to enterprise wide organizations and surfaces schedule conflicts quickly.
  • Resolves routine conflicts efficiently with peers and superiors and escalates issues when necessary
  • Identifies root cause of chronic issues, proposes and drives improvements to solve internal and external to the planning group.
  • Negotiates allocation of limited capacities with partner organizations with minimal input from management.
  • Participates, actively drives and champions adoption of newly implemented systems, procedures and tools.
  • Is and is perceived as Subject Matter Expert for Production Planning organization.
  • Qualifications and Behaviors:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience, or master’s with 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience production planning experienced in rapidly growing company with emerging tools and processes or equivalent exposure.
  • 5+ years of experience using quantitative tools (Excel, Tableau, SQL)  Python coding a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing processes that improve capabilities within commonly used ERP systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word. Advanced report writing experience, pivot table experience and data graphing required.
  • College-level math skills, including the ability to calculate percentages and margins
  • High tolerance of ambiguity and comfortable working to weekly deliverables in a highly complex and collaborative environment.
  • Strong demonstrated history of problem solving using analytical techniques.
  • Lean Six Sigma exposure a plus.