Senior Financial Analyst - Grocery/Retail

Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest

IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2023

Location: NYC

About Daily Harvest

At Daily Harvest we take care of food, so food can take care of you. We're committed to helping you nourish your body while taking care of the planet. How? By making it easy to eat more real, unrefined and sustainably sourced fruits and vegetables every day. Our team is collaborative, driven, and future-thinking. We're constantly learning, experimenting, and iterating, and celebrate failure just as much as success. We take risks, try new things, and we get things done. We love adaptogens and cruciferous vegetables but never say no to cake. Everything we do, we do in the service of our community.

Position Overview

Daily Harvest is looking for a Senior Associate, Strategic Finance to join our team. This position will focus on Strategic Finance as it pertains to Grocery and Retail. This person will support development of and ongoing maintenance of budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting for new Retail sales channel, inclusive of demand planning and internal + external reporting.

The Strategic Finance team at Daily Harvest prepares analyses, financial forecasts, and reporting packages to help drive key decision-making across the organization. The team leads the annual budget process, tracks performance against budget and updates forecasts throughout the year, and prepares materials to communicate business results to the leadership team and external stakeholders. The Strategic Finance function also supports long-range financial planning. This Manager will oversee revenue, COGS, and LTV modeling and be a strategic partner to our Operations and Culinary Innovation teams.

What you’ll do:

  • Demand forecasting
    • Partnering with Retail team to assess sales data and determine expected sales per item to be able to share with our Ops partners for Supply Planning
    • Develop dynamic and easy to update demand models for secured retailers
    • Support development of process for updating demand forecast incorporating stakeholders from Grocery team to understand SKU by SKU performance at each retailer and to refine forecast for marketing campaigns and other sales driving events
    • Project demand for + help the supply chain team prepare for “cold start” launches with new retailers
  • Revenue forecasting (budgeting, long term planning, etc.)
    • Build and maintain dynamic models to support scenario planning
    • FYI v1 model exists, but there is room for improvement
    • Partner with Sales team and Head of Grocery to build scenarios around retailer launches, door count, assortment, etc.
    • Partner with team to identify opportunities for additional wins
  • Cost of Goods forecasting
    • Partner with Ops partners and Grocery Sales Strategy & Ops lead to understand how are costs are tracking against expectations to report on performance, reflect in forecasting / budgeting, and identify opportunities for savings + efficiencies
  • Operating Expense forecasting
    • Partner with Head of Grocery, Grocery Sales Strategy & Ops lead, and other key stakeholders to maintain full expense forecast
      • 1x per month meeting to understand actuals and expectations for rest of year
    • Budget for expenses 1x per year
    • Partner with Marketing team to understand campaign effectiveness in order to 1) refine revenue forecast, 2) prove return on investment and 3) serve as a strategic thought partner for future campaigns
  • Reporting + KPI analysis
  • Pricing & Promotions
    • Partner with Grocery Sales Strategy & Ops lead to develop and maintain promotional guardrails that meet both our sales and margin objectives and support us in running high value promotions

Who you are:

  • 4+ years of experience in FP&A/Strategic Finance, with preference for experience at a high-growth subscription start-up and specifically with retail/grocery finance
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree with a strong academic track record
  • Mastery of financial modeling in Excel and a solid base in both accounting + finance
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • The attitude of a team player, possessing a strong work ethic and drive for results
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high-growth environment
  • Self-motivated and the able to juggle an array of tasks

The anticipated annual base salary range for this role is $75,000 - $100,000. Actual compensation will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills.


  • Unlimited PTO Plan + flexible working hours
  • Equity participation + 401K
  • Competitive medical, dental, + vision insurance
  • Fun IRL + virtual quarterly team events, happy hours, + DH team gatherings to celebrate our co-workers
  • Ancillary benefits: Commuter, Citi Bike discounts, + Health & Wellness Perks
  • Annual company retreat
  • Unlimited Daily Harvest in the office to keep you hustling, not hangry (...always stocked)
  • In office access to everything we create (including recipes in development)

At Daily Harvest, our mission is to take care of food, so that food can take care of you. And it wouldn't be possible without our team. We celebrate the unique POV that each person brings to the table and believe in a collaborative and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, military or veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. These are our guiding principles and apply across all aspects of employment

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