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Supply Planning Manager

Canada Goose inc.

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted July 5, 2017.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director, Supply Chain, the Planning Manager oversees processes including: Demand & Inventory Planning, Vendor Management, Sourcing of Raw Materials & Finished Goods. Responsible for developing and executing Demand / Inventory strategies that will enable Canada Goose to meet sales, development & production objectives. The successful candidate will possess the necessary skills to identify cost saving opportunities, and manage solutions for optimal delivery and minimal risk. Frequent collaboration and interaction with sales, product development, marketing and manufacturing is paramount, and must have a natural ability to influence others ensuring balance in supply and demand

Key Responsibilities:

  • Uses analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict and enhance supply chain processes (costs, productivity, demand patterns, etc.)
  • Calculates resulting requirements for raw materials, purchased parts and supplies to ensure a continuous efficient flow of production (master Schedule)
  • Implements ‘Compliance Metrics’ to balance inventory levels against production demand to support consistent target of 97% capacity
  • Review New Product introductions and Promotion Calendar (work closely with Product Development, Marketing, Sales Ops, QA and Production) to ensure that Supply Chain can support all program requirements
  • Provide Purchasing team with requisitions and vendor schedules
  • Prepare, report and communicate forecast / inventory measurements to key stakeholders (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets, master schedule stability etc.)
  • Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and tools) in creating purchasing forecasts and respective inventory targets
  • Manage item stratification, item lead time, safety stock calculation and other planning variables as required
  • Manage and influence inventory targets (including safety stock levels) based on changes in demand and market trends
  • Monitor Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives
  • Proactively facilitate forecast and inventory planning meetings with key personnel cross-functionally to ensure business objectives are met
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships (based on score carding) with vendors to ensure that the flow of materials remain unhampered
  • Present 12-month demand, production and inventory summaries

Experience, Education and Designations:

  • 5+ years managing a Supply Chain team
  • Post -Secondary Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or similar designation
  • Quantitative and analytical skills (extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities)
  • Understanding of business processes including supply chain, inventory systems and master scheduling
  • Broad range of computer skills: database, spreadsheet, statistics applications and software packages such as MS Office, working knowledge of Dynamics AX an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of key purchasing and inventory performance metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc.
  • Ability to lead & influence cross-functionally
  • Understand & negotiate contracts
  • Ability to communicate findings, make recommendations and facilitate change
  • Comfortable working with individuals at all organizational levels

We truly thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Goose Team, but only those candidates considered for an initial interview will be contacted.

Canada Goose Inc. is committed to delivering and improving accessibility in employment for all persons with disabilities. Accommodation is available, upon request, in the application and interview process and in the course of all other methods of selection of employees. Successful candidates for employment will be introduced to and trained in respect of all of Canada Goose Inc.’s human rights, accommodation and accessibility polices.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D

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