Planning Analyst, Supply Chain

Type: Permanent Position
Location: Head Office (Hybrid)
Department: Finance & Operations
Reports To: Senior Manager, Supply Chain & Trade Relations

Summary of Purpose:

The Supply Chain Planner position is a key role within our strategic plan for Supply Chain management. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance short term priorities and exceptional information analysis skills are a necessity. Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted customer service levels, managing inventory levels and targets, and managing supply and demand within the Global supply chain.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute procurement of packaging components from global suppliers as well as product bulk.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communications with manufacturing and Packaging sites to confirm production/shipping schedules and monitor open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues
  • Analyze and manage inventory data in Oracle, including month end sales postings
  • Inventory Management: Support reporting, inventory, Product Life Cycle management
  • Maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information
  • Supplier Management: RFQ, Cost saving initiatives, Negotiations, Supplier relationship/evaluation
  • Project management: assist with new product launches
  • Provide support to Customer Service, and Distribution center. Approve customer orders, review and approve requests for Credits/Debits. Manage wholesaler’s inquiries
  • Provide support to the Sales team, and Product Management with business and product strategy
  • Participate and contribute to quarterly S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested
  • Reporting Safety Information, Product Quality Complaint and Customer Feedback as per training on current procedures
  • Performs other related duties as required

 

Qualifications and Key Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or minimum 5 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years Supply Chain (planning & procurement) experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • Bilingual French and English
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

 

Supervision of Others:
None

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