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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

Senior Demand Planner

Operations Administrative


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Here’s what all the hype is about…
Premier Nutrition Company, LLC (PNC) is a clear leader the convenient nutrition category and makes great-tasting food products under the brand names Premier Protein, Dymatize, and PowerBar, and is part of publicly-traded BellRing Brands (NYSE:BRBR). With its people-first culture, PNC empowers its people to create the best work of their lives alongside some truly astounding colleagues.

PNC treats its people like adults with respect and trust. One of our five core values is being better together because we bring our diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and ways of thinking to each challenge—grounded in our belief that everyone should have a seat at the table and be listened to deeply. Whever makes you, you—you belong here.

We strive to avoid many of the outdated processes of conventional workplaces. We don’t have performance reviews—we have quarterly conversations. We don’t have management—we have inspiring leaders to coach and mentor. We don’t have a casual dress code—we simply don’t have a dress code; wear what you like. And we have a lot of fun.

Bringing dogs to work, company-wide give-days days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings, and free daily exercise classes on-site and at the adjacent gym are just a few ways we make work feel less like work. And the results of our great culture speak for itself: we were certified as a Great Place to Work™ for the fifth year-running in 2021 and ranked #6 on Fortune Magazine’s 2020 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in our category.

So, what’s it like to work here? If you’re local, you’ll walk into our Emeryville office each Tuesday morning and find 100 of your colleagues sitting on sofas, beanbag chairs, or the floor excitedly talking through the week ahead and watching one of their colleagues tell their personal life and career journey. Picture a casual and collaborative environment of a start-up, the innovative mindset of a tech company, and the stability of a company with projected revenue this year of over $1.15 billion, and you’ll find us in the sweet spot where world-class culture meets robust business results.

PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this work environment and will help us build our culture and this high-growth company for the next phase in our amazing journey. Does this sound like you? Then read on…

The Role…

This role leads a cross-functional process that works with Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations, to understand key drivers of the demand plan and align on a product/customer level forecast. This forecast will be used for production planning, directly impacting customer service and inventory as well as the starting point for our Financial plan.

You’re excited about this opportunity because your time will be filled with…

Lead Demand Planning process with Sales, Marketing and Finance Teams: 35%

  • Develop strong working relationships with Sales, Finance and Marketing to build collaborative working group that reviews, analyzes and aligns on the future forecast by product/customer.
  • Analyze and incorporate historic customer sales trends and inventory triggers.
  • Incorporate past/future demand impacts (distribution gains/losses, pricing actions, new products/discos, promotions, etc.)
  • Lead Strategic Business Unit (SBU) / Demand Review (DR) meetings for your products/customers. Provide key insights and recommendations to improve accuracy and provide learning for attendees.
  • Perform root cause analysis for large forecast inaccuracies and recommend corrective actions.
  • Act as the communication point person with all parties on-demand plan issues.
  • Lead team thru end of life planning to avoid excess inventory and provide seamless execution for our customers.
  • Lead team thru New Product forecasts by providing distribution and velocity assumptions.
  • Provide Leadership Team (LT) with key insights and drivers of the forecast so they understand macro trends without going too deep on details. Information needs to be presented in a way that the LT can provide actionable direction.
  • Demand Plan development: 40%

  • Supply a rolling 18-month Forecast by
  • Create a Customer level forecast for key accounts in units and dollars.
  • Analyze and communicate week over week forecast changes.
  • Provide risk and opportunities along with base volumes to Finance to use as starting point for Annual Plan and Quarterly Financial forecasts.
  • Identify and quantify opportunities and risks to be addressed in SBU and DR meetings.
  • Provide recommendations to shape demand to prevent service issues or excess inventory.
  • Create independent forecast to compare to submissions from Sales, work with Consensus team to discuss differences and align on final demand forecast.
  • Other: 25%

  • Build reports/metrics to improve process and accuracy
  • Leverage Demand Planning application, o9, to improve analytics, efficiencies and overall DP process.
  • Partner with production planning team to address issues and concerns.
  • Leads and/or participates in other projects as needed.
  • What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Statistics, Finance, Operations, or other related discipline
  • Experience:

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in demand/supply chain planning or management. Knowledge of R or o9 preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience using a Demand Planning application.
  • Skills:

  • Strong statistical/analytical skills with the ability to translate business analysis into strategy recommendations.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional projects
  • So, if after reading through this long list you’re thinking—I’m not sure I meet 100% of these requirements, should I still apply? YES—if you embody a growth mindset, see challenges as opportunities to develop, and find innovative ways to get the real work that matters done, you sound like our kind of candidate!

    Select 5 Key Capabilities & Traits Important to Add to and Diversify your Current Team:

    1. Seek diverse perspectives
    2. Coach & mentor
    3. Empathy
    4. Learning & growth mindset
    5. Adaptability

    If we haven’t convinced you to apply already, here are some of our favorite perks and benefits:

  • Friday afternoons off (and of course a hefty PTO package plus 11 holidays)
  • 401K match. Literally free money
  • Hybrid work with an average of 3 days a week in the office for local folks
  • All jobs are bonus-eligible
  • Free custom lunch twice a week. Plus plenty of snacks and shakes.
  • 2 weeks of work from anywhere time to move your Big Rocks
  • Quarterly team building events/happy hours (city-wide scavenger hunt, bowling, ropes course, putt-putt)
  • Bring your dog to work (3 days/week)
  • Extended paid parental leave regardless of gender or familial make-up
  • We strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment to contribute to the success of our organization. Premier Nutrition provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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