Supply Chain Planner - 1 Year Contract

Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 01-08-2019
Bimbo Canada Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’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, Bimbo Canada seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. Bimbo Canada operates 12 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.

The Supply Chain Planner will report into the Planning Manager and will ensure 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.

The successful candidate will be required to work a flexible schedule based on the requirements of the business.

  • 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
  • Email the Daily Bake Plans and maintain a continuous flow of communication to all stakeholders
  • Regularly visit the production floor to collect information such as shortages and feedback from the team
  • 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
  • Work with Product Development Team to support PDP initiatives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Logistics, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance as required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Business or related field
  • 2-3 years in a similar Manufacturing Planning role
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and project management skills – financial/accounting experience an asset
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certification an asset
  • Solid change management and influencing skills
  • Strong computer skills: competent with MS Office (Excel) and Oracle
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong problem solving, prioritization, and organization skills with the ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience working effectively on a virtual team environment
  • Maintained costs and service levels at or below budget expectations
  • Experience with MRP/MPS/DRP concepts and practices
  • Demonstrated leadership and accountability experience
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