Supply Planner - Maternity Leave

Employment type: Full-time
City: Burnaby
Last visit: 2014-10-21
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-21


Supply Planner - Maternity Leave


About Us

Saputo is a proud, made-in-Canada success story that has grown internationally while maintaining our family-oriented values. Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide range of quality products, including cheese, milk, yogurt, dairy ingredients and snack-cakes. We are the largest dairy company in Canada, and the 12th largest dairy producer in the world, employing over 12,000 people throughout operations in Canada, the United States and Argentina. Saputo products are sold in more than 50 countries under well-known brand names such as Dairyland, Armstrong, Baxter and Neilson.

We are now recruiting for an exciting career opportunity for a Supply Planner (Maternity Leave) in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Our Culture

Our culture is founded on values, passion for what we do and commitment to excellence. We live by our 5 core values:

fæ Efficiency through simplicity

fæ A family-oriented environment

fæ Ownership & commitment

fæ A hands on approach

fæ Passion

Benefits of Being a Part of Our Family

We are able to achieve our growth and performance objectives thanks to our dedicated employees, who work together, day after day, to craft products of the highest quality and offer exceptional service to our clients and consumers.

At Saputo we offer:

fæ Competitive compensation

fæ Benefits and pension plan

fæ Growth opportunities

fæ Flexibility

fæ Safe work environment

 Current Career Opening


This position will ensure the availability of manufactured & procured products into Regional Distribution Centers to satisfy regional customer requirements. Working within the Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) group, this position uses a companywide integrated plant scheduling and procurement tool to provide production planning, finished goods procurement, and materials coordination services. The position involves managing of inventory and scheduling of plant functions remotely. The successful candidate must demonstrate a solid understanding of procurement and supply chain principles.

Job Duties:


"X Ensure Distribution Centers have the optimal amounts and types of product for given time periods.

"X Maintain effective lines of communication between multiple departments.

"X Continuously monitor inventory levels of finished goods and replenish when necessary.

"X Provide production schedules and orders to plant and production management and monitor the completion of orders.

"X Work with the national transport group to assist in the coordination of inter-branch movement of finished goods.

"X Responsible for the effective administration of all purchase orders and invoices.

"X Coordinate ordering and stock levels during introduction/de-listing of product to minimize shortages/disposals.

"X Identify any planning issues that create shortages or disposals and rectify in a timely manner.

"X Continuously analyze and improve upon the local supply chain to reduce costs and improve service.

"X Facilitate/coordinate interdepartmental projects and teams.

"X Help to support and maintain Saputo¡¦s quality and standards.

"X Other duties as assigned.

"X Undertakes other functions as required.

Required Qualifications:


"X Certificate in Supply Chain/Operations Management, Purchasing designation or equivalent experience.

"X Post-Secondary education preferred.

"X Excellent computer skills and attention to detail.

"X Strong verbal and written communication skills.

"X A demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.

"X Must be able to perform effectively in a fast paced environment.

"X A demonstrated track record of effective problem solving and decision making.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your application to Human Resources via email to or fax to 604.444.7283 quoting the posting number in the subject line.

Please include Competition No: BC-17-2014 in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you!

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Career Level: Entry Level

Industry: Food Processing and Production

Job Function: Supply Chain and Logistics