Demand Planner

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

As a Demand Planner, you will be responsible for developing unit demand plans for all of Square’s product lines.  This individual will act as the focal point in development, communication, and execution of product demand plans.

You possess a passion for innovative analysis, processes that scale, and the wherewithal to develop findings and recommendations that transcend the numbers. Ideally, you have a demand planning background in retail, or consumer electronics. The ideal candidate is effective in communication and influencing in a variety of group settings, with both peers and executives.

You will:

  • Drive a formalized unit demand planning process and forecast on a weekly basis by product, adjusting as necessary to address seasonality, go to market plans, changes to  promotional calendars, and inputs from external partners

  • Present performance to plan and changes to forecast on a weekly basis to the internal team and to executive leadership on a monthly basis

  • Partner with internal cross-functional team members to develop strategies to maximize sales opportunities

  • Review historical trends, evaluate forecast results, and provide actionable recommendations to business teams

  • Partner and work closely with business systems team to help develop internal tools to make the demand planning function sustainable and scalable

  • Build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of external business partners

Qualifications

You have:

  • Data driven mindset with strong attention to detail and ability to successfully balance quantitative and qualitative information

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and retail math (you should be prepared for an Excel test)

  • Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions even in the face of ambiguous data points

  • High level of comfort presenting in a variety of settings

  • Ability to respond to challenges, confidently field and ask thought-provoking questions with cross functional business partners

  • Proven track record of developing relationships with external stakeholders

  • Ability to translate data into actionable information to drive results

  • Able to think strategically and execute tactically

  • A persistent attention to detail and a high level of comfort in analyzing numbers

  • Minimum 3 years experience in demand/merchandise planning

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations, or other relevant field

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources