Supply Chain Planner

Flanagan Foodservice

At Flanagan Foodservice, we’re more than just the biggest family-owned food distributor in Canada; we’re a dynamic hub of innovation, creativity, and a shared passion for delivering exceptional service. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been on an exciting journey of growth and transformation.

The foodservice landscape is thrilling and challenging, and as we reshape our business, we’re on the hunt for imaginative minds, business strategists, and food lovers. Are you prepared to be part of the legacy?A Culture of Innovation and Creativity: We value fresh ideas and perspectives, innovation and collaboration, where employees can thrive and make meaningful impact.

If you’re passionate about making a difference, you’ll fit right in.Family Values and Professional Opportunities: Experience the integrity of a family-owned business combined with the exciting growth opportunities of a leading industry player who is scaling up quickly with technology.Outstanding Employee Benefits: From profit-sharing, pension programs and comprehensive health benefits, we invest in your well-being. We celebrate and reward your achievements.Personal and Professional Growth: We champion your growth with a wide range of career advancement opportunities tailored to your strengths and aspirations.

There is no better pairing than a foodie with an awesome career in the foodservice industry!We are currently hiring for three (3) experienced Supply Chain Planners in Kitchener. If you’re highly motivated and are ready for an exciting career that will shape the future of the foodservice industry, we want to hear from you.Position Summary:The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for the strategic and tactical forecasting, planning and replenishment of inventory for their respective portfolio of products; ensuring perpetual supply through the Flanagan Foodservice DC Network.This role will also generate and maintain various reporting & communication functions to support our customer-facing sales teams.

The successful incumbent can demonstrate analytical and decision-making ability, while balancing supply & demand to meet fill rate and inventory turns performance in a complex, dynamic and fast-paced environment.Key Responsibilities:• Forecasting & replenishment of food and beverage items and other categories as assigned.• Achieve inventory level, inventory turns, and fill rate objectives.• Issuance of Purchase Orders and communicating with vendors and carriers to maintain continuous supply.• Collaborating with territory managers to understand market conditions, sales & demand trends and adjust stocking position accordingly within our ERP.• Seasonal forecasting and promo management & planning.• Managing inventory to meet shelf life and DC capacity requirements.• Manage obsolete inventory and write-offs pertaining to the portfolio.• Communicate and respond to sales team requests on a daily basis or as needed.• Provide supply chain planning support and coverage for team as required.• Work daily with category managers on executing the product strategy to drive profitable case volume.• Communicate effectively with category management on known supplier issues and risk to supply.• Critically analyze KPI data to drive strategic decision-making.• Provide root-cause analysis on stock-out and excess supply situations.• Other duties as assigned.Qualifications:• Minimum of 5 years experience Supply Chain Planning/Buying experience with a major retailer, global/broad line distributor or food manufacturer.• Food and Beverage industry experience/knowledge.• Strong understanding of inventory management practices.• Post-secondary education in business, supply chain or a related field.• Experience with ERP systems and forecasting & replenishment software such as JDA.• Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with advanced level in Excel.• Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize competing tasks.• Ability to work independently, and collaborate effectively within a team and cross-functional departments.• Highly organized, with proven time management skills to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems.• Experience working with large product portfolios.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.• Solutions oriented- customer focused.• APICS certification preferred – CPIM, CSCP preferred.• 6Sigma/ Lean certification preferred.Benefits:• Competitive compensation package• Pension and RRSP plans• Profit Sharing Program• Comprehensive Flexible Benefits• Paid Personal Days and Your Birthday!• Annual Health & Wellness Benefit• Family oriented cultureBe part of the legacy.#HPAll employees of Flanagan Foodservice must demonstrate adherence to all HACCP and Food Handling practices as well as all Company’s policies and procedures.Flanagan Foodservice Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and has an accommodation process in place to provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please let us know by submitting your request to [email protected] so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations.