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Job Description

Factor_ a brand of HelloFresh is seeking a Labor Planning Analyst.  The Labor Planning team is central in cost management, operational efficiency, & employee experience by optimizing our labor curve to match demand. The Labor Planning Analyst is responsible for supporting end-to-end labor planning for our U.S. distribution centers, including developing & presenting labor plan reports, leveraging complex optimization tools, & driving improvement of key performance indicators. We are looking for teammates with strong analytical & dive-deep skills, as well as excellent communication skills & executive presence, who can partner effectively with other key stakeholders across functions to solve problems & execute high-level network decisions on a daily basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Generate labor plans & key input assumptions on a weekly basis 
  • Support the management of weekly, monthly, & quarterly labor planning cadences
  • Discuss risks & plan changes with other key business stakeholders such as Production Planning, Staffing, HR, & Operations 
  • Present labor plans to senior leadership & provide tactical & strategic recommendations 
  • Utilize data analysis tools to track & measure accuracy of labor plans to inform continuous improvement opportunities
  • Drive ongoing improvement efforts related to Labor Planning tools & processes; collaborate with Engineering teams on the development of tool enhancements

Key Characteristics

  • A thought leader in developing solutions to cross-functional challenges
  • Capable of thinking strategically about high-level business impacts as well as being familiar with the details of deliverables
  • Proven ability to adapt quickly in changing situations & to use data to drive the right results 
  • Strong communication & collaboration skills to effectively develop cross-functional partnerships; open-minded, collaborative, & team-oriented attitude
  • Experience managing competing priorities & informing complex decision-making in an ambiguous environment
  • A commitment to professional integrity & ethics

Basic Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Business/ Supply Chain preferred
  • Organizational & project management skills, attention to detail & accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal, math, & written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Google Sheets and/or MS Excel required (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc.).
  • 1-3 years of experience in Labor Planning or related positions that require cross-functional collaboration & data analysis to influence stakeholders 
  • [Preferred] Experience within a distribution center, logistics, or manufacturing environment


This is a 5-day-a-week position with at least one weekend day required. Which weekend day is flexible.  This role is expected to be on-site at all times. There may be some travel occasionally to other Factor locations in the Chicago area.

Perks & Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary   401K company match that vests immediately upon participation
  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy
  • $0 monthly premium & other flexible health plans effective first day of employment
  • 75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh (as well as other product initiativCompany-sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups
  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company
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