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 National Demand Planning Manager
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Supply Chain
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 11, 2018
Job Location:
Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Arterra Wines Canada is Canada’s leading producer and marketer of wine and wine related products, with operations in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. The company’s portfolio includes great brands like Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin, Ruffino, Robert Mondavi and Meomi. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in sales, marketing, operations, production, finance, and administration. As a part of the Arterra team, employees are encouraged to improve their skills and performance throughout their careers through various professional and educational development programs. Arterra provides a robust onboarding program in addition to ongoing training initiatives to help employees integrate into the organization quickly and maximize their growth potential.

Responsible for Arterra Wines Canada National Demand Planning performance and team of direct reports

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Constellation Brands Canada National Demand Planning Team
  • Champion a National Demand Driven organizational philosophy
  • Institutionalize Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes, tools and communications in all regions for demand planning collaboration and cascade
  • Lead the development of the initial volumetric view for budget plan, utilizing sales history and inputs from Marketing & Sales via collaborative planning sessions
  • Active role in creating Latest Estimates & Plan for Sales Volumes in addition to facilitating meetings, in order to drive one organizational direction through realistic alignment with Marketing & Sales
  • Initiate improvement ideas to streamline the business and improve processes enabling the best possible demand forecast (Brand, Regional, Channel and National – “best in class”)
  • Lead, national with channel focused analysis eliminating deviation (bias and error) out of Demand planning and reporting meaningful information to better enable the business
  • Business Process Owner/Subject Matter Expert for JDA Demand – lead, support, recommend and enable decisions on process enhancement to current tools/reports
  • Monitor key performance indicators
  • Build and maintain documentation of standard operating procedures for JDA Demand
  • Track adherence and compliance to standard operating procedures
  • Lead monthly demand management meetings as well as any other ad hoc quota review meetings
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to join all financial, forecast, and sales reporting systems
  • Summarize & report actionable information to senior management
  • Own Demand Forecasting Unit bias, Mean Absolute Percentage Error Performance and Forecast Value Add
  • Support NPD (New Product Development) process
  • Provide leadership, coaching and direction for four direct reports

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or College degree in supply chain management or related field or relevant professional designation (i.e. APICS, CPIM)
  • 3-5 years demand planning or production planning experience
  • End to End Supply Chain Management
  • Integrated Business Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Leading teams both directly and indirectly
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborative Demand Planning process and tools
  • Proven technical skills in Demand Planning Software (JDA strongly preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of ERP tools sets (J.D. Edwards an asset)
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to build, maintain and continually enhance relationships; including at a distance
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • SMART Goal and Target setting, monitoring and cascading
  • Project Management experience
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Benchmarking
  • Ability to travel 4-6 times per year within Canada

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