Demand Planning Analyst at Exploding Kittens | Powderkeg

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Sales

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10K through Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is one of the #1 most-backed projects in Kickstarter history and has sold over 18 million tabletop games to date.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games seek to reshape traditional game night into an entertaining person-to-person experience. Today, there are nearly 30 games available for purchase as well as an Exploding Kittens mobile app that is one of the top 30 premium games on both [iOS]( official/id1040227414?ls=1&mt=8), Android, and the [Nintendo Switch]( kittens-switch/) console, as well as a free-to-play app, Kitty Letter.

Exploding Kittens is seeking an experienced Demand Planning Analyst to join our Global Sales team. In this role you will manage the processes around creating and maintaining sales and inventory forecasts for our top customer accounts, such as Amazon, Walmart and Target. This is a critical role that supports our primary revenue channel for the company. You will monitor account orders and sales performance, and partner with our Production and Logistics teams on forward-looking inventory needs to ensure our customers remain in an ideal inventory position for our continuously expanding assortment of games and puzzles.


  • Actively monitor retail and warehouse inventory levels and forecast future inventory needs based on seasonal trends and retail sell-through performance; communicate findings and recommendations to the Production and Logistics teams to ensure healthy in-stock levels at retail locations and 3PL warehouses (international and domestic)
  • Partner with retailers and sales representatives to develop demand planning forecasting methodologies based on Exploding Kittens’ and overall category sales history; create a point of view on seasonality, promotional lift, import vs. domestic fulfillment strategies, and new account and new item forecasting
  • Interface with other departments such as Marketing and Finance on topics such as marketing effectiveness and financial forecasting
  • Perform SKU and account level sales and profitability analyses, and make recommendations to the Sales, E-Commerce Direct-To-Consumer, and Marketing teams


  • Minimum 3 years working in demand planning or account planning for a consumer goods company, or large retailer
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business, finance, operations or a related field
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills, and a problem-solving attitudeExpert at Microsoft Excel, and competency in other relevant software such as Google Sheets, Google Docs and Google Drive
  • Experience with Shopify, and ERP or demand planning software (i.e. Brightpearl, NetSuite, etc.) a plus
  • High service orientation, hands-on mentality and attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
  • 401k with company matching
  • Flexible paid vacation
  • Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
  • Annual learning & development allowance
  • Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)

Please apply directly at Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

_As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws. _

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Demand Planning Analyst
  • Company
    Exploding Kittens
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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