Planner, Supply and Demand


Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  4765
Job Type: 

Edgewell is a global team of over 6,800 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.


Position Summary

The Planner for Supply and Demand is responsible for the total Canada forecast within their respective customer product base, and focused on sales and marketing forecast assumptions.  This position is also responsible for the process of supply planning, prepack planning, and display material planning for assigned brands. This position collaborates with multiple stakeholders across functions and regions (Sales, Marketing, Base Forecasting, Customer Service, Supply Planning, Operations, Procurement, Project Managers and Warehousing & Distribution).


This position can be located in the Mississauga or Hanover area, with the flexibility to be on-site as needed


Essential Functions

Demand Planning:

  • Own the process to manage and review Sales and Marketing forecast inputs and projections, and develop the monthly forecast
  • Own and lead the demand meetings to support the NA Edgewell Business Planning (EBP) process and subsequently the Global EBP
  • Focus and report on forecast gaps to address the plan, opportunities, key drivers and gap closing actions
  • Validate, challenge and align on sales and marketing assumptions
  • Develop and manage event-based data that impacts the forecast including historical data, new product projections, promotion lifts, specific customer/channel trends, etc.
  • Report forecast accuracy and root cause on promotional forecasts, and new product introductions. Drive actions for improvement to hit accuracy targets


Supply Planning:

  • Execute tasks to support product realization of various secondary displays and prepacks to support Marketing, Sales and Production requirements for new product introductions, display program and graphic/packaging changes and product discontinuations
  • Initiate appropriate manufacturing orders, plan & execute purchase orders and monitor performance against delivery schedules to ensure component and material availability to support finished goods fulfillment of secondary displays & prepacks.  Resolve issues and facilitate delivery of finished products
  • Coordinate and execute Supply Planning activities to support successful launch of new products, product restage transitions and implementation of cost savings initiatives
  • Maintain SAP and JDA system processes, item master data and planning system parameters in support of key business metrics
  • Continuously monitor finished goods inventory levels against forecasts & planned objectives.  Advise Commercial Team of low/out of stock situations
  • Prepare various inventory reports (SLOBS, stock outs, inventory projections, etc.) as required
  • Manage inventory levels and minimize obsolescence exposure.  Identify slow moving/obsolete inventory and drive cross-functional collaboration for disposition plans
  • Provide back-up functions for other supply chain positions as required


Required Skills and Experience

  • Candidates must have 3-5+ years experience in Supply and Demand planning and/or Supply Chain management
  • Technical aptitude, forecasting and data software experience required (i.e. JDA/Manugistics, SAP, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) experience a plus
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills including the ability to influence the decision- making process
  • Strong initiative and results oriented
  • Highly developed project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to successfully work within and promote a team environment
  • Intermediate to advanced skills working in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, TEAMS) Office)


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • End to End Supply Chain Certification a plus (ASCM, IBF, etc.)


Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.