CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: Demand Planner
Compensation: ideally up to $75k
Reports to: GM
Location: East GTA
The Demand Planner will lead overall demand S&OP and forecast validation (Branded and Strategic Partners). The Demand Planner will support marketing and sales in new business building blocks as the focal contact from demand/ insights (i.e. Innovation, distribution expansions & projects).
The base responsibilities include generating forecasts and uploading in MRP, leading monthly site demand S&OP meeting, managing scorecards (forecast errors, bias, fill rate) and managing external supply chain collaborations with key customers (while working with Key Account Managers closely).
The person will also lead expansion projects which may be assigned at later timing.
KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities of the role, while not limited to, include:
Focal contact on all forecast/ demand related questions & supply chain customer interface for Specialty Brands & Strategic Partner business
Generate by SKU forecasts and lead building blocks validations with Marketing, Sales and Finance
Input into Innovation forecast/ Steering meeting for Site
Lead monthly Site demand S&OP meeting with GM, Segment/ Commercial Leaders and Supply Chain Team
Working on systemic resolutions to improve overall Supply Chain KPI’s, i.e. fill rate, inventory, fines etc.
Adhoc project leadership (as assigned under spearheaded projects)
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Following are the minimum requirements for the position:
Bachelor’s degree minimum (ideally with Supply Chain or Engineering background)
IT savvy, strong data management & communication skills
Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint proficiency. Coding skills like VB is an added advantage
Excellent communications skills
Customer interface experience an advantage
Disciplined & hardworking, courage to take leadership, results oriented, adaptable to changes, willingness to learn, proactive and able to work with multifunctional team
The STORY Group is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.