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Supply Chain Analyst
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Supply Chain
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: September 09, 2020
Job Location:

Bolton, ON
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Job Description

Job Purpose/Overview:

The Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for operational execution as well as leading initiatives to drive cost and/or service improvements. This role requires solid understanding of supply chain best practices. Advanced analytics are required to support & drive ongoing continuous improvement initiatives.
Strong communication skills, conflict management, and a consumer-focused lens are key in the identification & resolution of issues in support of business objectives. All activities must be accomplished by building relationships with both internal & external partners and supply sites, establishing clear mutual expectations, and monitoring performance to targets.
The expectation is that the associate will drive functional learning & self-development, while exhibiting business leadership in achieving personal, team and cross-functional objectives

Key Responsibilities:


  • Deliver annual cost reductions. Execute against the department continuous improvement strategies to consistently deliver cost under budget and under benchmark.
  • Track and report KPI’s and ensure metric alignment with customers.
  • Supply & Replenishment activities which may include:
  • Evaluate daily & weekly production schedules generated by External Factory and/or Affiliate units to ensure sufficient supply while maximizing inventory turns.
  • Close understanding and attention to production rates, frequency and sequencing, minimum runs, site demonstrated capacity, scheduling lead times, in-transit and hold criteria is required.
  • Performance monitoring & management of 3rd party, affiliate plants, & associated packaging suppliers including 3rd party adherence to stated Mars Canada production policy, process, and SOP
  • Balance market demand with efficient asset utilization while considering impact to total cost.
  • Act as the Functional Expert for systems which may include: TMS, SAP, Atlas, JDA, WMS
  • Lead issue resolution, testing, and performance optimization of business systems
  • New sku set-up and Variant Management
  • Maintain system integrity via master data review, cleanse and/or update
  • Optimize production planning parameters for constrained & unconstrained environments
  • Utilize analytics, reporting and benchmarking.


  • Responsible for following all Quality and Food Safety Policies and applicable procedures

Context and Scope:


  • Supply Chain (Operations, Customer Care, Demand, Commercial)
  • S&F, Purchasing, Quality
  • Supply, Engineering, R&D
  • Customer Care, Sales and Marketing


  • On Time
  • Fines & Penalties
  • Transportation Costs & Performance Metrics
  • Customer TAS

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

Education and Professional Qualifications:

  • University Degree (Business, Mathematics, Engineering)
  • Designation in P. Log, APICS/CITT, or PMAC an asset
  • 2-5+ yrs Supply Chain experience
  • Planning system experience (Lean TMS, JDA, SAP)
  • Advanced analytical abilities
  • Lean Principles (Six Sigma, etc.)


  • Demonstrated continuous improvement background
  • Ability to drive core objectives to completion
  • Demonstrated Supplier/Third Party Management
  • Scorecard & metrics management

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5â„¢, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitalsâ„¢, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCAâ„¢ and Pet Partnersâ„¢.Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


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