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 Forecast Supervisor
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Supply Chain
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: April 18, 2017
Job Location:
40 Emblem Court
Toronto, ON

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Job Description

Full-Time Employment

About this role …

Are you a collaborative, strategic thinker excited by applying your retail skill set in analytics and inventory management to e-commerce?

Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to lead a global Demand Planning and Inventory Management team?

Are you a forecast leader with a mathematician/statistician’s passion for algorithms?

Read on!

What you’ll do …

  • Collaborate with Sales and develop strategies to drive revenue growth
  • Work with Marketing to drive E-Commerce opportunities
  • Monitor customer performance scorecard (together with Customer Operations) and facilitate actions to improve service levels specifically on inventory fulfillment/fill rate
  • Lead Demand Planning and Inventory Management team to implement innovative processes
  • Develop analytics to identify opportunities and risks and recommend appropriate actions
  • Guide and lead the Global Buying team in the efficient flow of inventory
  • Together with Product Development Team, ensure efficient and timely process flow of new product releases
  • Work actively with teams to ensure that APO (Advanced Planner Optimizer) is effective and integrates seamlessly with SAP MRP & Sales Order modules including proper reporting in BW
  • Develop strong relationship with Operations ensuring constant communication on any forecast shifts that will impact DC’s
  • Ensure consistent adherence to Aged Inventory and Capacity targets
  • Demonstrate visible leadership in ongoing process improvement initiatives

What you’ll bring …

  • Experience: 3 - 5 years of experience in leading Demand Planning teams in a retail environment backed with solid understanding of complex forecasting processes and algorithms.
  • Technical Skills: Highly proficient computer skills with extensive experience in any Demand Planning/Forecasting application (APO and SAP experience an asset).
  • Education: Equivalent of a degree in Mathematics, with a concentration in Statistics. MBA is an asset.

What you are….

  • You are a versatile thinker with strong analytical, systems and numeracy skills with capacity to master complexity. You balance an analytical approach with a people-centric perspective when problem solving.
  • You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done!
  • You are a goal-oriented high achiever who acts proactively and takes initiative.
  • You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization and be an effective leader.
  • You take a “business first” approach, apply expertise within this context. You demonstrate assertiveness in pursuing open issues to closure. You provide input to create improved processes.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.

What we offer …

A fast-paced, mind-blowing work experience like no other. Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.

We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work!

We are Umbra …























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We share a vision of creating original, modern, casual and affordable design for every room in the home. We are a privately owned, Canadian company with over 35 years of industry experience. Led by one of our founders, our designs can be found in over 120 countries across five continents. Our global success is attributed to our entrepreneurial nature and a desire to push ourselves, and each other, beyond our limits.

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