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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Supply Chain Analyst

Department: Supply Chain

About Backblaze:

Backblaze is the object storage leader in the open cloud movement, fueling customer success with cloud storage built purposefully to unlock budgets, unburden administrators, and unleash innovators. Together with our partners, weíre helping customers break free from the restrictive, overpriced legacy solutions that hold them back, and blaze forward with the full power of the open cloud in their hands.

Founded in 2007, we scaled the business with less than $3 million in outside funding until 2021, when we did a traditional IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Today, Backblaze generates over $100m in revenue and is the leading specialized storage cloud - managing over three billion gigabytes of data storage for 500K+ customers in 175+ countries, including businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals.

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Supply Chain Analyst to join our growing team!

This position is available fully remote. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.

What Youíll Do:

  • Monitor, track, and report on trends with respect to storage and other capacity-adjacent metrics to internal stakeholders on a monthly basis and more frequently, as needed.

  • Initiate and manage work orders for production deployments, working in partnership with Logistics and Production Systems teams to ensure deployments remain on schedule.

  • Track open and planned hardware orders to help facilitate effective management of dynamic variables with respect to timing, location, and budget while keeping stakeholders informed of evolving schedules.

  • Manage key analytical models used to inform strategic decision making, including forecasts for server deployments, datacenter resource consumption, and financial requirements.

  • Integrate quantitative analyses with qualitative variables and factors to build, communicate, and defend actionable business recommendations to team, department and company leadership.

  • Assist with periodic planning cycles with respect to our CapEx hardware budget and partner with Finance peers to complete regular reconciliation of CapEx budget forecast to actuals.

  • Identify how changing internal and external business dynamics impact opportunities, trade-offs, and risks to our business plan objectives, and assist with building recommendations to adjust the plan to better optimize expected outcomes.

  • Drive continuous introspection, analysis and improvement of the capacity planning process to improve operational practices and efficiencies.

  • Promote, develop, and maintain mutually beneficial and well-coordinated internal relationships with key partners.

  • Complete ad hoc analysis as required to support active and proposed business objectives both within Cloud Ops and across the organization.

The Right Fit:

  • 2-5 years of strategic operational experience in Supply Chain, Capacity Management, Business Analysis, Demand Planning, or a similarly technically-oriented, operational role.

  • Bachelorís degree in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication, or similar discipline

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, particularly in Excel and/or Google Sheets

  • Familiarity with ERP systems

  • Skilled in building financial models from scratch and improving/maintaining existing models

  • Demonstrated experience and comfort working in cross-functional groups,including senior management

  • Comfortable with and astute in managing uncertainty and business-critical risk

  • Strong interest in data science and quantitative modeling

  • Crisp and discerning attention to detail

  • Self-motivated team player with the capability to identify, resolve and prioritize differing business issues

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines

  • Hunger to learn and drive to develop rapidly in a competitive setting and marketplace

  • Corporate San Mateo, CA office preferred, but not required

  • Very nice to have: experience or familiarity with cloud storage infrastructure planning and management, ideally focused on capacity and cost

At this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you're reading. Even if you don't feel you meet every requirement, we still encourage you to apply. Learning, developing, and growing are key parts of our culture. We're eager to meet people who believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways. We want people to feel comfortable expressing their true selves and to come, stay, and do their best work here.

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is $72,000 to $93,000.

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. Thatís why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socio-economic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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