Director of Planning, BARK Eats


New York City, NY, US / Seattle, WA, US / Columbus, OH, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 01/14/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 221 Canal Street Floor 6, New York, NY, 10013

About BarkBox

Barkbox is a subscription-based e-commerce and content company for dog lovers.

Job Description


The Planning Team is responsible for forecasting demand and managing the Inventory across all BARK business lines. We're obsessed with results, data, process and finding solutions. We work very broadly across virtually all functional groups, including product development, sourcing, finance, product & engineering, growth and logistics. We need curious, data-focused people who are spreadsheet nerds and love dogs above all else. #carrots4lyfe (this will make more sense to you if you meet Jeffrey).


We are currently looking for a detail oriented, dog-obsessed Director of Planning to support our BARK Eats business. The ideal candidate for this role will be a creative problem solver, master of data and inventory, and of course, dog-obsessed. This role will help us plan and forecast to ensure we have the right  inventory for our customer’s needs. The right candidate will enjoy learning about our unique and growing business and proactively tackling any challenges of scaling new business initiatives in a fast-paced cross-functional environment.


  • Forecast overall inventory needs across all product types - Kibble, Toppers, Supplements, Add-on items, Materials/Supplies.
  • Work with the growth team to gain a full understanding of order volume via new subscriber growth and retention.
  • Build a long-term planning model, across multiple regional locations to optimize for shipping speed and time.
  • Partner with the Director of Operations to own full COGS line items.
  • Work with the operations and sourcing team to develop and execute an optimal assortment plan.
  • General data analysis.


  • 6+ years of inventory planning and forecasting experience required, ideally with a subscription-based operation.
  • Experience wearing “multiple hats” and creative problem solving
  • Experience & comfort working with and analyzing large data sets


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
  • Expert in Excel, SQL is a plus
  • Proactive thinker and scrappy, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must love dogs

This position is a full-time, salaried position in Seattle, Columbus, or New York. We offer health insurance for both you and your pup, 401k, wonderful team lunches, cold brew on tap, and a dog to pet anytime you wish.


Here at BARK, we love dogs and their people. We’re looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (we’re not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs and their people through our products, events, and experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, and our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats and clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys and treats to the dogs across the world and use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives and ways to make magic between dogs and their people. We’ve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.

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