Demand Planner

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Reporting to Production Planner, the Demand Planner will fill a critical role in the Production team working closely with the Supply Chain, Business Development, Sales, & Operational teams. The individual in this role will be responsible for gathering and analyzing marketing and sales data to build a reliable forecast for future product demands to help drive operational priorities and execution.

DUTIES:

  • Develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns
  • Develop and execute product demand plans to meet organization goals
  • Define and maintain the overall demand for finished products by shipping point
  • Develop the statistical forecast which is used to drive purchasing decisions based on supply targets and KPIs
  • Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activities
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Support the sales and marketing team in the development of the sales plan
  • Maintain regular contact with Sales & Business Development teams in order to understand customer needs
  • Update customers and sales team about product availabilities
  • Maintain inventory levels based on future customer demands
  • Identify opportunities to meet customer demands during constrained supply
  • Provide support in developing seasonal demand forecasts and anticipate customers reactions to promotions and discounts
  • Conduct weekly and monthly forecast maintenance
  • Schedule monthly forecast meetings with all customers as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, supply chain or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position in a manufacturing environment
  • Supply Chain accreditation (CPIM, CSCP, SCMP) considered an asset
  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures
  • Experience with ERP Software (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft NAV/Business Central)
  • Strong analytical, mathematical and statistical knowledge
  • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete a satisfactory criminal record check

If your experience and skill set aligns with the above please submit your resume to careers@thevalenscompany.com with subject line ‘Demand Planner application.’

 

About The Valens Company

The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit http://thevalenscompany.com. The Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at http://thevalenscompany.com/investors/


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