Supply Chain Planner

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 07-12-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such asDempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®.  Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. 

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. Canada Bread operates 16 bakeries and employs approximately 3,800 Associates across Canada.  It distributes its products through a network of more than 1,000 routes operated by franchisees, distributors and some Corporate Associates.

We are currently looking to hire a Supply Chain Planner who is looking to take the next step in their career.


The Supply Chain Planner ensures optimum inventory levels, fill rates and production lean targets are achieved to meet customer needs for their specific plant location by creating an optimized bake plans.  The individual must be able to work independently and act as a leader and a member of a team to deliver products to our customers in the most sustainable and profitable way. This individual will require strong organizational, communication and influencing skills. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and update the Daily Bake Plans, in the most cost-efficient manner, while ensuring schedules are optimized by correctly sequencing the schedule to meet all deadlines and overall company objectives
  • Update all Planning tools as required for new products, discontinued products, and supply network changes
  • Run DRP, and create appropriate ISOs and deliveries, for all outbound
  • Participate in cost reduction initiatives and plant projects (Sales Waste, War on Waste, SKU Rat)
  • Maintain a constructive and high-performance team environment through excellent interpersonal team building skills, open communication, encouraging input and constructive feedback
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Logistics, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance as required
Educational And Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Business or related field
  • 2-3 years in a Manufacturing Planning role
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certification an asset
  • Strong computer skills: competent with MS Office (Excel) and Oracle
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and project management skills – financial/accounting experience an asset
  • Solid change management and influencing skills
  • Strong problem solving, prioritization, and organization skills with the ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Worked effectively in a virtual team environment
  • Maintained costs and service levels at or below budget expectations
  • Has experience with MRP/MPS/DRP concepts and practices
  • Demonstrated leadership and accountability
  • The successful candidate must be flexible and will be required to be on call after business hours.
  • Regular shifts will be Tuesday - Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Our associates include people who are enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and energetic. We invite you to explore our Careers to discover more about our high performance culture and how we build leaders at Canada Bread.
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at


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