Demand/Production Planner
Integral HR Solutions Inc - Cambridge, ON

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Our Cambridge based client is a water treatment company and a major manufacturer/ distributor in Canada and the U.S. servicing residential and commercial customers through plumbing and heating wholesale distribution. The company manufactures and sells a full line of water softeners, filters, reverse osmosis (RO), ultraviolet (UV) drinking water systems and pump products. In addition, the company distributes a full range of additional water treatment products such as cartridge filters, distillation units, chemical feed pumps, chemicals and media. As a result of growth within our market we are commencing a search for a Demand Planner.

The Demand Planner will be responsible for planning and executing effective replenishment, forecasting and inventory management.
Specific Job Function:
Designing and generating weekly and monthly statistical, KPI reports, and analyses.

  • Manage and Forecast at SKU level, current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.
  • Co-manage approximately 15,000 individual skus including planning collaboration with the US and Asian Demand Planners
  • Safety Stock management at destination for Asian based suppliers.
  • Statistical Data Analysis – Validate and review both supplier and demand forecasts.
  • Supplier Capacity Management – Insure short-term and long term sustainability of suppliers through growth and downturns in demand.
  • Supplier Forecasting – Provide component forecast out 12 months, update as needed.
  • Inventory Management – Insure supplier shipments align with inventory turns goals.
  • Provide buyer support and analysis of re-directing orders as required.
  • Lead forecast and inventory planning meetings with Product Managers, reviewing recommended sales forecasts prior to monthly S&OP meeting.
  • Support VMI, BPO, and ROP initiatives.
  • Manage aged inventory and mark-down strategy accordingly, analyze and react to financial, market, customer and supply dates in partnership with retail team.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Five or more years experience as a demand / inventory planner ideally experience within retail / wholesale/commercial environment.
  • Experience with DRP/MRP systems.
  • Knowledge of development and management of key performance metrics; heavy focus on Forecast Accuracy, Total Inventory, Turns, Margin contributions, and OTIF/OTS.
  • University degree (Business, engineering or related field)
  • CPIM preferred
  • Up to 10% Travel

Applicants are encouraged to reply to this posting by forwarding a cover letter and resume in confidence.

About this company
Integral HR Solutions Inc. provides leadership & management training as well as Human Resources support to a wide variety of clients. Our...