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Supply Chain Planner

Concord, Ontario
Bimbo Canada is Canada’s largest bakery, operating for more than 100 years. It is a leading producer and distributor of fresh packaged breads and snacks with more than 1,000 products across 18 brands Canadians know and love, like Dempster’s®, Stonemill®, Villaggio®, Vachon® cakes and Takis®. Bimbo Canada is proud to feed Canadian families with safe, high-quality products they can trust made by Canadians, for Canadians at 16 bakeries, 14 distribution centres and 191 depots across the country. Bimbo Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company. Together, they are nourishing a better world with delicious baked goods and snacks by building a sustainable, highly-productive and deeply-humane company. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace that promotes equity and belonging, where all associates can develop and contribute to the transformation of our company, the baking industry and our communities. For more, visit www.bimbocanada.com.

Please note that all applicants that will be considered for this role must be double vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will also be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the recruitment process

Position Summary:
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
  • 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
  • Collaborative planning with Logistics, Sales and Operations for 1-3 week planning horizon and long weekend planning or other special requirements (ie. downtime to complete capital projects)
  • Long-term Planning: Support end-to-end Master Planning activities in all regions.
Required Education And Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Business or related field
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certification an asset
  • 2-3 years in a similar Manufacturing Planning role
  • Professional presentation: written and oral communications, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills: competent with MS Office (Excel) and Oracle
  • High standards of integrity, energy level, and self-motivation
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and project management skills – financial/accounting experience an asset
  • Strong customer focus and conflict management skills
Required Skills And Knowledge:
  • Solid change management and influencing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented
  • 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
  • Worked effectively on 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

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