Job Description

Job Code : 007 - Demand Planner/Inventory Coordinator
Location : Mississauga, Ontario
Starting Date : TBA
Salary : $65-72K
Description :

The Opportunity: Demand Planner/Inventory Coordinator

Location: Mississauga- 401 and Hurontario – Hybrid Position

Salary $65-72k including corporate benefits and 3 weeks holidays to start

Job Title: Demand Planner/Inventory Coordinator

Job Summary: Key direct liaison between Senior Management and Customer Buying Staff. Responsible for servicing the customer, maintaining the in-stock % at an acceptable level and order fill rate at 100%.

Experience working as a vendor to HBC is preferred.

This is currently a hybrid position – 3 days on site, 2 at home


Key contact between senior management, distribution centre, and the customer buying team

Prepares sales forecast utilizing various tools including POS data, customer forecasts, YOY comparison, promotional plans, and annual estimates. Enters the forecast into Magic

Highlights risks and opportunities in the forecast and effectively communicates and presents findings to internal teams

Plans the inventory procurement and manages stock levels for both company and customer.

Submits purchasing requirements to senior management; keys approved quantities into Magic

Analyzes and reports Point of Sale data to the customer and for internal decision making

Works closely with customer on day-to-day orders and shipping cycle including the coordination with customer’s carrier to ensure all details are accurate

Attends SOP meetings and communicates production needs with the factory

Co-ordinates sample orders for ad photos, layout room set-ups and Vendor Fairs

Co-ordinates any returns of damaged product or otherwise from stores. Prepares all necessary paperwork

Prepares price sheets for buying office and company file

Keeps all pertinent documents filed and well organized

Handles customer complaints and/or inquires directly related to customer account

Issues new product specs sheets, obtaining UPC labels and all pertinent details, i.e., packs/pricing, etc. This also involves entering retail prices, category numbers and annual forecast by item

Organizes monthly planning review meetings with customer replenishment team

Scope of Responsibilities: (Assets affected, authority to act)

Authority to initiate order release instructions to company distribution centre

Responsible for inventory purchase levels related to customer accounts

Responsible for complete order management cycle with customer

Primary customer contact regarding service and/or supply matters

Job Specifications:

3-6 years of industry related experience is required

Post-secondary degree or diploma preferred

Effective communication skills, written and oral

Exceptional MS Office skills, particularly Excel advanced functions

Exposure to collaborating with large Canadian retailers

Ability to prioritize under pressure

Ability to take the initiative and resolve complex account issues

The So What:


3 weeks’ vacation to start

Corporate benefit package

Skills :

Exceptional MS Office skills with Excel Advanced Functions, Forecasting, Inventory and Order Management, Point of Sale Analysis, Strong communication and problem solving skills