Supply and Demand Planner
Canada Royal Milk
Kingston, ON
Position Summary

Reporting to the Logistics and Supply Chain Manager, the Supply and Demand Planner is responsible for the development and execution of scale-able production plans. Working collaboratively across all departments, the Planner ensures that production is sustained and achievable while controlling for costs and anticipating challenges.

The Planner assists in estimating future product demand, analyzing inventory flow, and developing forecast models. The Planner acts as specialized analytical support to and the communication link between marketing/sales, purchasing, transportation and distribution.

Working Conditions

The standard office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Most of the work occurs during regular week day office hours. However, as an international company with frequent interaction with head office, hours of work involved may vary to accommodate differences in time zones. Flexible hours are required and may include evening and week-end hours.

This job operates in office, warehousing and food manufacturing setting. Work is primarily sedentary in nature, with frequent interruptions and multiple deadlines. At times, the use of safety equipment may be required, including, but not limited to: eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes, electronic devices, and jewelry are not permitted in the production areas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible to the development and execution of an achievable production plan Developing demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function
Reviewing sales trends, researching demand drivers, preparing forecast data, developing statistical forecast models, and evaluating forecast results
Coordinating cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions
Maintain the ERP system to ensure the demand and supply planning’s accuracy
Review material shortages status and ensure material are available to support production per the load plan
Building the future production plans and schedules according to company goals through a combination of demand, capacity and inventory analysis
Interacting with production, sales, marketing, finance, transportation, warehouse and distribution to understand demand forecast drivers
Refining systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs
Preparing and maintaining relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process
Adhering to and maintaining all safety and quality standards, while upholding a favourable working environment
Other duties may be assigned
Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field required
Certification:Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation preferred
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in supply chain management, preferably a demand planning/forecasting role; experience in consumer goods industry desired, food and beverage preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience utilizing ERP for planning and scheduling within a manufacturing environment – minimum 3 years previous experience
Solid understanding of inventory management policies, practices and procedures
Highly developed analytical, quantitative and data analysis aptitude.
Demonstrated ability to multitask and work to deadlines.
Experience in the consumer goods industry desired - food or beverage preferred.
Working knowledge of HACCP, GMP and SQF preferred.