Planning Analyst, Supply Chain

Type: 12-18 month contract
Location: Montreal - Head Office
Department: Strategic Partners & Services
Reports To: Senior Manager Procure to Pay

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