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Manager, Material Planning
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Logistics,Operations,Supply Chain
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: February 28, 2023
Job Location:

Rougemont, QC
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Job Description

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.

The successful candidate will lead the materials planning team with a national focus. The responsibilities will include planning and controlling the purchase, delivery and inventory of all raw materials and packaging components to the production lines in our 3 major manufacturing locations as well as our co-packing partners. Key focus will be to ensure operational efficiencies, to control the inventory of materials and to minimize waste while managing budgets.This role is flexible to work from one of our facilities located in Niagara Falls, ON, Rougemont, QC or Oliver, BC.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee the management of dry goods to support production on the national level. Optimize and standardize the ways of working

  • Purchase Order creation and management
  • Order optimization to minimize Purchasing Plan Variance
  • Truckload optimization to minimize transport costs
  • Shortage reporting and order expediting
  • Bill of Material management
  • Supplier performance tracking

Inventory control & risk management

  • WO component reconciliation and periodic cycle counts
  • Asset disposal & provision and component end-of-life
  • Delivering target inventory levels on budget

Planning & system maintenance

  • Forecast submission for supplier planning
  • MRP parameter maintenance in JDE

Team management

  • Align the organization’s structure, systems, processes, and people with business strategy
  • Develop team members to increase productivity and align with their individual development goals
  • Establish clear, concise key results that are aligned with business objectives
  • Create an environment that celebrates and enable our business culture
  • Communicate effectively up, down, and laterally to ensure alignment of work
  • Provide purpose, context, and direction to team members in addition to coaching and mentoring the next generation of managers and leaders

Collaborative projects

  • Support the New Product Development process to timely and successful launches
  • Represent material planning on national projects
  • Ownership of WorkflowGen process and item setup submission for vintage changeover

What you bring:

  • Diploma or degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management or Logistics
  • 5-7 years’ experience in planning/material/procurement
  • Must have strong computer skills and knowledge of MRP/DRP
  • JDE/JDA specific experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, driven and disciplined
  • Bilingual (French and English) a strong asset

    What we offer:

    • Competitive salary and bonus
    • Benefits and Pension Plan
    • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
    • An organization that cares about Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Training & Development Programs
    • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine


    We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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