Demand Planner RJS, Wine Rack and Estates (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Mississauga, Ontario

Job Description:

This role is responsible for delivering forecast accuracy targets through successful utilization and continuous improvement of demand planning tools, processes, and collaboration with our business partners in RJS, Wine Rack and Estates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own respective regional and channel demand plans and develop corrective actions in conjunction with the Sales and Marketing teams to address variance.
  • Institutionalize common sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, collaborative tools and communications.
  • Continuously develop and improve the demand planning forecasts, respective targets and key performance indicators to drive the best forecast.
  • Analyze and maintain accurate and detailed rolling demand plans in conjunction with sales to ensure product availability.
  • Lead collaborative Demand Planning meetings with respective region/channels.
  • Conduct in-depth gap analysis to meet forecast Bias and Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE)
  • Targets and drive improvement to exceed these targets.
  • Generate volumetric budget plan(s) utilizing sales history and inputs from Marketing & Sales.
  • Initiate improvement ideas to streamline the business and improve processes enabling the best possible demand forecast. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task and react to changing priorities
  • Possess a “can-do” attitude and be a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and make sound, fact-based decisions
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of supply chain (forecasting, production planning and inventory control)
  • Ability to manage pressure and conflicting requests as well as excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to work remotely and autonomously
  • Change management and process improvement skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel
  • 1-3 years demand planning experience an asset
  • Strong knowledge of ERP tools sets (J.D. Edwards an asset)
  • Proven technical skills in Demand Planning Software (JDA an asset)

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