Job Description

Job Code : 120 - Forecast Planner
Location : North York
Starting Date : TBA
Salary : Commensurate with experience
Description :

The Opportunity: Forecasting Planner

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: North York

Tony Curtis & Associates has an opportunity for a skilled forecaster with proven Retail Link experience for a 3rd generation Home Textile Company that designs locally and imports Private Label for all Major Retailers across Canada. You are the right person for this job if you have 4+ years of industry related experience and education coupled with strong interpersonal and communication skills, you are detail oriented, and have the ability to balance and prioritize tasks within a collaborative team environment and independently. Retail Link experience is a job requirement.

Responsibilities Include:
Reporting & Analysis:
• Walmart (weekly): Vendor Score Card, Corporate POS Forecast, Adhoc Sku Forecast, Financial Plan, Supply Plan, Supplier Plan, Fill Rate report
• Sobeys (monthly, typically last Friday of each month): Packaging Liability report
• Canadian Tire (weekly): Sku Performance by Week report
• Other Retail Link reports as required

• Co-ordinate 3rd party product testing and issuance of customer’s test protocols to suppliers. Examples of 3rd party labs: Bureau Veritas, Intertek, SGS, UL.
• Process test request forms (WM forms on CTL portal, BV forms for Loblaw)
• Follow up with factories on testing for Walmart (pre-production, production, annual), Loblaw, Canadian Tire, Giant Tiger, Sobeys, HBC, and other customers where required

Social Compliance:
• Provide customers with 3rd party social audit reports as per their requirements. Examples: BSCI, SMETA, SA8000, WCA.
• Monitor and ensure social audits are conducted regularly and in compliance with customer expectations
• Co-ordinate Walmart onboarding process for new factories (Submit factory info on Retail Link to obtain ID #, and once ID # is provided then submit audit report to WM compliance team for assessment.)

Listings/Quote Sheets:
• Process item set-ups/listing forms, item maintenance and quote sheets for Canadian and US accounts

• Walmart - NIC
• Loblaw – GS1, Article Workflow
• Canadian Tire – Vendor Gateway, Data Vault
• Sobeys – GS1, The Hub

Additional Duties:
• Prepare supplier order forms for production with factories
• Co-ordinate the preparation of vendor set-up documents for new accounts including vendor agreements, nondisclosure agreements, COI’s, and/or W-9 forms
• Process item set-up forms for Walmart e-commerce and upload data to Walmart’s portal. Work closely with design team to upload images to portal.

Required Skills:
• Proficiency in Retail Link is a job requirement
• 4+ years of industry related experience
• Industry related degree or equivalent experience
• Experience with reporting programs utilized by HBC, Loblaws, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Sobeys

We thank all candidates who apply but only those legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered.

Skills :

RetailLink experience is a must have requirement.