Demand Planner

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: Mississauga, CA, L5S 1C4

Company: accobrands

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Job Summary

We are seeking a skilled Demand Planner to join our Mississauga, Ontario team.  Reporting to the Demand Planning Manager, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining the system forecast for our products.  The Demand Planner will collaborate with other departments including sales, marketing, finance and procurement.  They will combine historical sales data, customer POS, and other data sources to ensure an accurate and reliable demand plan to meet our customer needs and grow sales. 

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain high quality demand forecasts by assembling and analyzing pertinent data including historical order bookings/shipments, item master data, market and macro-economic trends, seasonality, promotions, and product life-cycle
  • Validate sales/marketing inputs with fact-based data (historical sales/POS) and ensure proper calibration occurs.
  • Identify major forecast variances and take corrective actions to ensure forecast accuracy targets are being met.
  • Support life-cycle management processes for all new product launches, ongoing product reviews and product exits
  • Leverage customer data to create and deliver regularly scheduled POS reports
  • Key contributor to the distillation of forecast and POS data in support of management’s monthly and quarterly reviews
  • In collaboration with Procurement, Sales and Customer Service, work to effectively manage and control inventory levels while developing strategies to ensure achievement of customer service KPIs
  • Drive continuous improvement of procedures, policies, processes and technologies within demand planning
  • Prepare key measurement reports for Finance, Sales, Procurement, Customer Service, Freight/Distribution and Manufacturing

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education with a degree or diploma, ideally with a strong mathematical / statistical component
  • 3+ years of Demand Planning experience
  • Conscientious with strong time management skills including the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and Access
  • SAP APO experience considered an asset
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills driving fact-based decisions

About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply and build a successful future with ACCO Brands.

More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

 

AODA

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.