CAREERS AT BELLROY
Forecast & Business Analyst

IN A NUTSHELL

We’re entering a new phase of growth and focused on remodeling, adapting and optimizing our supply chain to leverage emerging growth trends in a post-COVID e-commerce landscape. We have a well-established Supply Chain that has been built over the last 12 years, selling ~1,000 SKUs to over 120 countries from 20 inventory locations across 4 major sales channels (with 9 distinct channels nestled within). Previous Supply Chain experience is not necessary. We have in-house experts who have helped us build this (your manager included) and we’re now searching for an Analytical Manager to bring a fresh perspective and lead our Demand and Supply Planning business unit to develop our approach during this time of rapid growth.

As our Forecast & Business Analyst, you’ll be leading a team who thinks carefully about possibilities, and is used to building models and using them to improve processes. We need you to work with our data and develop systems that enhance our forecast accuracy and inventory health. With 9 distinct sales channels, you’ll be responsible for making sure the channel inventory requirements are represented in our demand and supply plans. By leading your team to further develop and refine our processes, systems, and KPIs (the ones that make sense and help maximize everyone’s success), you’ll ensure our products get from our factories to our global distributors and customers more efficiently and cost-effectively.

You might currently be in an analytical or consulting role. Either way, you’re comfortable with large data sets and keen to be closer to the operations of the businesses to develop a deeper understanding of how the business and business systems work. You will be supported by an existing demand & supply planning team, tech team, and data team - each of them is expert in their domain and keen to share their knowledge.


YOU COULD BE THE ONE, IF YOU HAVE:

  • A couple years of people management experience. This is essential, as is the ability to influence others through the quality of your ideas, rather than your place on the org chart
  • Technical competency with ERP and BI tools (you're comfortable with data, know how to analyze it and use it to build models)
  • The desire to get your hands a bit dirty, you want to be involved in the implementation of the system so you can understand what is working and what you can do better next time
  • A first-principles approach and understand that just because things have been done in a certain way doesn’t mean they should be
  • The willingness to engage in a challenging, intellectually honest environment and contribute to it
  • Pragmatism, you understand perfection can be the enemy but also recognize the opportunity to create scalable solutions that last
  • Excellent communication and continuous improvement skills and an ability to collaborate with people of varying levels and disciplines

IF YOU WERE HERE LAST WEEK, HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE DONE:

  • Reviewed our inventory KPIs and investigated the cause of the increasing stockouts in the Amazon US warehouse; then noticed the KPI was misaligned with our business goals and updated it
  • Navigated large volumes of data and calculated the projected impact of Covid-related increases in shipping lead times before leading a strategic discussion with our Chief Business Officer
  • Noticed an improvement opportunity for one of our algorithms and collaborated with our Demand Planner to implement it
  • Helped our Supply Planner to decide the best way to allocate constrained inventory
  • Investigated and implemented a newly released feature on our planning software, StockIQ
  • Commenced a cost-benefit analysis of adding an APAC inventory hub to our distribution network
  • Checked in on the day’s priorities in a daily standup meeting with your team
  • Led the weekly Demand Planning meeting, focussing this week on the forecast performance of a recently released product
  • Met with our Digital Sales Manager to discuss an upcoming campaign to ensure we have enough inventory to meet the projected demand
  • Discussed the Theory of Constraints methodology with our Chief Business Officer and applied it to a piece of work

WHY WORK FOR BELLROY?

Bellroy’s mission is to inspire better ways to carry; use business as a force for good; and help the world – and our crew – flourish. We make great carry products that delight people in their everyday lives, while constantly innovating to improve the sustainability of our materials. We donate a portion of our revenue to some of the world’s most effective charities and are a certified B Corporation.

We have carefully built our culture on radical effectiveness. Our credo is "smart people with good intentions who get shit done" (yes, really). We help our staff love their work and grow as people and have been recognized as Australia’s Best Place to Work 2021, in the "< 100 Employees" category. If you are excited by the idea of working in an intellectually challenging environment, in an award-winning culture with genuinely great people, this might be the role for you.

LOCATION AND HOURS

This is a full-time role based in our Collingwood Office. We enjoy working together in the same space but also value flexibility so work-from-home options are available.

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Forecast & Business Analyst

我们的使命

启发更好的携带方式。
善用商业力量。
令世界,以及我们的团队更加繁荣。

Our Spaces

'Bellroy' is a fusion of our two homes – Bells Beach and Fitzroy. Bells Beach brings a relaxed, outdoor vibe to balance Fitzroy's creative, urban style. The city and the sea; inspiration and adventure. Together they provide a perfect balance.

Bells Beach

Our beach HQ sits behind giant sandstone cliffs that overlook one of Australia’s best-known surfing coastlines. It’s where our Product Designers experiment in the Maker Lab, and our Sales team consume awesome amounts of espresso and Skype bandwidth. Things are more tranquil here than our Fitzroy neighbours and we like the focus that can create. There’s a cafe right next door if you need a quick bite and our 11am surf check always provides the perfect chance to reset the mind with some salt air.

Fitzroy

Our Fitzroy space is immersed in the middle of Melbourne’s creative hub. It’s where our Creative, Marketing, Engineering and Operations teams develop campaigns and ensure each Bellroy is sent safely across the world. Walk out the door and you’ll find streets bursting with energy (and the best ramen joint this side of Tokyo). There’s also an olympic-size pool just around the corner for those in need of a lunchtime refresh.

Remotely

Outside of our two main headquarters we have a team that works remotely - from Western Australia to parts of Asia, the USA and Europe. Being global is at the heart of Bellroy, it keeps us connected, and makes sure we see life from many different perspectives. If you have an internet connection and the flexibility to become part of a team you don’t see everyday, you might consider joining our growing global network.

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Our Team

It takes a diverse crew to make Bellroy tick. We’re a collection of thinkers and makers, coming from over 25 different countries (and counting). Everyone has a unique set of skills, which all blend to achieve a clear vision – Inspire better ways to carry; use business as a force for good; help the world, and our crew, flourish.

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