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Product Planner | Callisto Media

We combine the power of Big Data, technology, and lean economics. We discover the information people are searching for and provide it. We help transform lives.

Callisto will be unmatched in providing products, services, and experiences to a diverse universe. From mainstream populations to groups that traditional companies believe are too small or economically unfeasible to address, we will meet their needs.

Today, we’re the fastest growing company in the $106 billion global publishing industry, and our primary method for meeting peoples’ needs is through long-form content in books. But creating books for them is only the beginning.

As a Product Planner you will be responsible for forecasting demand and managing supply for wholesale and retail customers. It will be critical to communicate effectively with other product planners to provide a comprehensive demand and supply plan to ensure all customers have adequate inventory to meet and exceed sales goals. At the same time, this position will also track and mitigate customer returns to optimize net revenue and minimize overstocks.

This role will work closely with the trade sales team, new business development team, and outside manufacturing and warehousing partners.

Callisto Media focuses on hiring candidates who embody our core values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, empiricism, and ambition. If you have an insatiable desire to work in a high-performance and results-driven environment that embraces our core values (Ownership, Collaboration, Empiricism, Ambition, Diversity, and Inclusion), please apply.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creating a demand forecast for specified customers/channels leveraging a broad array of quantitative and qualitative inputs
  • Monitor forecast vs actuals and provide analysis on hits, misses, and trends
  • Analyze customer inventory needs based on current inventory ownership and provide accurate forecast for supply needs
  • In conjunction with the Product Strategy Team, serve as the analytical lead for your product portfolio, from informing publication dates to identifying strengths and weaknesses in the assortment at the title/sku level.
  • Work closely with the sales team to identify sales opportunities and inventory issues
  • Close and constant communication with 3PL partners to make sure customer orders are fulfilled within target turnaround times
  • Monitor customer returns and work to mitigate returns by ensuring customers have appropriate level of inventory on hand

 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience in product planning and/or inventory management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or a related field
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry preferred
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player with ability to take on a leadership role as needed
  • Proficient in MS Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, etc.) and other MS Office applications
  • Experience with Tableau a huge plus

 

Join us! We are a team where data drives our decisions. Where culture matters. We put our customers first and they embody our core values. We’re entrepreneurial and focused in our approach. We challenge each employee to experiment and drive results while feeling empowered to do their best work each and every day.

Callisto Media offers a competitive salary, full benefits, 401k, stock options, for full-time employees, as well as a friendly working environment. This is a full-time, onsite position.