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Estimated Pay $17 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Verona, Virginia

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Job Description

Company Profile:

At CAVA Foods, we love what we do, and we manufacture every dip and spread to be as fulfilling as the last. At our manufacturing center we are looking for fanatics in food, who take pride in our products and are ready to ensure every retail partner and restaurant receives products that uphold the high-quality standards of our brand. 

The Role:  Planning and Cost Analysis Manager (DMV / Hybrid)

As the Planning and Cost Analysis Manager for Cava Foods, you will play a crucial role in optimizing our supply chain, ensuring effective demand planning, and integrating cost analysis into our operational strategies. This position requires a strategic thinker with a strong analytical mindset and a deep understanding of both planning and financial principles in the context of food manufacturing. 

What You’ll Do

Demand Planning:

  • Develop and implement demand forecasting models to ensure accurate prediction of product demand.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, and production teams to gather relevant data for demand planning.
  • Lead raw material procurement for the facility and coordinate with partner locations to drive ordering efficiencies.
  • Optimize inventory levels to meet customer demands while minimizing holding costs.

Cost Analysis:

  • Conduct thorough cost analysis on manufacturing processes, identifying areas for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
  • Monitor and analyze production costs, providing insights into cost drivers and recommending cost-effective solutions.
  • Collaborate with procurement to evaluate and negotiate supplier agreements for cost savings.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • Assist in the development of annual budgets, incorporating demand forecasts, production costs, and operational expenses.
  • Work closely with finance teams to ensure alignment between operational plans and financial objectives.
  • Track budget performance and provide regular reports to senior management.

Process Optimization:

  • Continuously evaluate and improve planning and cost analysis processes to enhance overall efficiency.
  • Implement best practices in demand planning and cost management to drive operational excellence.

 Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Serve as facility subject matter expert on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and facilitate strong processes in accounting, procurement, production tracking and compliance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, procurement, finance, and sales, to ensure alignment of goals and strategies.
  • Provide guidance and insights to different departments based on cost analysis and demand planning data.


The Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. MBA is a plus.
  • Proven experience in demand planning and cost analysis within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets.
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain management principles.
  • Proficient in using planning software and ERP systems.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and precision.
  • Ability to travel to Verona, VA and Laurel, MD manufacturing facilities, up to 25%
  • Ability to travel to other CAVA locations, up to 10%


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain stationary position to be able to operate a computer and other office equipment 
  • Must be able to identify, analyze and assess details 
  • For certain positions, must be able to occasionally move or transport items up to 50 pounds 
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange information accurately and effectively 
  • Constantly positions self and move about to support ordinary restaurant or food production support or office operations, as applicable 
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner    


What We Offer

  • A competitive base salary, plus annual bonus  
  • Unlimited paid time off 
  • A generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, telemedicine, and pet insurance 
  • 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution after one year 
  • Free CAVA food 
  • Paid parental, bereavement, and community service leave
  • The opportunity to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing brand


CAVA – joining “A culture, not a concept.” 


As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law.

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