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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
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

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

What You'll Do

  • Initiate work orders for production storage deployments and work in partnership with Logistics and Production Systems teams to keep deployments on schedule
  • Ensure changing demand forecasts and inventory requirements are properly captured in the demand planning module of the ERP system
  • Track all open production and project hardware orders to help facilitate on time deliveries and keep Cloud Operations stakeholders aware of evolving schedules
  • Analyze supply and demand trends to identify opportunities, tradeoffs, impacts and risks to business plan objectives
  • Query, analyze, and report data storage trends and month-end metrics
  • Deliver month, quarter and year-end reporting on actual spend vs. budget to date
  • Assist in building and maintaining dashboards reporting on monthly and quarterly resource usage with respect to storage and core server deployments, power, bandwidth, and physical cabinet space
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation of the planning process to improve overall operational efficiencies
  • Work under direction from Operations Analyst to strategize medium to long-term deployment and capacity planning
  • Develop and maintain well-coordinated internal relationships with key partners

The Right Fit

  • BS/BA degree in a quantitative field (e. g., Business, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Data Science, Management Science, Social Sciences, etc)
  • 1-3 years experience in an analytical role, ideally in an environment requiring supply chain management (e.g. manufacturing, high growth data centers, etc) or similar demand management business planning
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to conceptualize large-picture projects and foresee challenges and needs to be addressed
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills, business acumen and judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating experience working effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional partners and, preferably, presenting to leadership
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Google Sheets with demonstrated abilities in data analytics, proposal presentation, etc
  • Experience working with and maintaining ERP systems (Netsuite is preferred)
  • Experience in, or a strong commitment to learning the business of, cloud data storage in a high growth environment

Backblaze Perks

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s 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, socioeconomic 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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