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Demand Planner

Vaughan, Ontario · Manufacturing
Demand Planner
Vaughan, ON
Manufacturing and Distribution
Competitive Salary ($70,000- $80,000) & Benefits, Bonus, along with a friendly Hybrid working environment

Our client, one of Canada’s fastest growing distributors of well known consumer products, is seeking an organized and self motivated team player to join their Toronto based team as a Demand Planner.  Reporting to the Sr. Supply Chain Manager, this role is critical to successfully navigating the sales forecasting process that guides the planning of production and distribution of our finished products across Canadian and US.

The ideal candidate enjoys a fast paced environment where no two days are the same and has a passion for supply chain analytics.  The incumbent will be required to communicate and collaborate closely with the management team, sales, customer service, finance and marketing departments.

The Role:
  • Develop forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation using a variety of statistical methods, including regression, time series
  • Weekly data analysis and cleansing to identify and record anomalies, special events and other variables to be taken into account when finalizing forecasts
  • Collaborate with sales managers to gather information such as product trends, warehouse stocking strategies, competitor analysis and any other information relevant to sales forecasts
  • Maintain the monthly Sales and Operations Plan (S&OP) with other company leaders and executives to align sales objectives, establish sales strategies and identify external variables that will impact forecasts
  • Analyze variances between actual sales and forecasts (forecast accuracy) to understand the variables affecting demand and to be able to explain them at to the team
  • Identify and help resolve conflicts related to supply, demand and capacity availability propose product life cycles, such as forecasts for new products and identification of products that should be discontinued

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, statistics or related field
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in demand planning and analysis ideally in a CPG or Food manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Knowledge of statistics and forecasting
  • Experience with Power BI is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, V-search, cubes, graphs, etc.)
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
  • APICS - CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) is an asset
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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