The Senior Manager, Regional Planning – East and Central, is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing supply planning processes at three manufacturing plants in Eastern Canada: Brampton, Weston, and Lachine. This role plays a pivotal part in ensuring seamless production and raw material planning, budget planning, and succession planning within the supply chain department. The Senior Manager reports directly to the Director, Supply Planning and leads a team of 2 planning specialists and 1 manager.
This Senior Manager role offers a dynamic opportunity to lead and shape the regional planning processes, contributing to the success of our organization and supply chain operations. If you are a results-driven leader with a passion for supply planning excellence, we encourage you to apply!
Production and Raw Materials Planning:
Lead the supply planning and pre-S&OP stages of the company-wide S&OP process.
Develop monthly rolling 17-week supply plans in collaboration with stakeholders as part of the pre-Supply Review (SR) process.
Present monthly supply status updates during Supply Review meetings.
Monitor performance against plans, establish effective communication channels, and communicate results.
Oversee planning activities conducted by Site PPDS specialists, ensuring proper production and inventory management.
Monitor and resolve issues related to stock-outs, excess inventory, and product quality holds.
Develop and report key performance metrics, such as OOS alerts and inventory coverage.
Support SKU portfolio introduction and discontinuation.
Identify and implement process improvement opportunities.
Develop yearly volume budget plans for Central & East plants (bi-annually).
Create plant volume rolling estimates (three times a year).
Collaborate with Deployment Planning to update sourcing matrices annually.
Provide support for the ramp-up of SIP projects.
Succession Planning and Development:
Advocate for the continuous improvement of technology adoption, such as Blue Yonder, and train staff on standard operating procedures and company policies.
Collaborate with the Director, Supply Planning, to create a succession plan for the Supply Planning team.
Promote the company's Vision and Mission within the Supply Chain department and lead by example in adhering to them.
Document and update all departmental processes and procedures, ensuring standardization across plants.
Develop, implement, and coordinate inter-departmental procedures.
Recommend, coordinate, implement, and communicate process and procedural changes impacting other departments.
Identify and implement team-based improvement projects.
Develop and track performance metrics.
Major Expected End-Results:
Maximize customer satisfaction by ensuring product availability and on-time shipments.
Ensure the availability of raw materials and ingredients to support uninterrupted production while maintaining inventory levels according to the plan.
Minimize product obsolescence and code expiry costs.
Maximize cost efficiencies and keep distribution costs within planned budgets.
A strong background and a successful track record in production planning, distribution planning, and materials management.
Varied industry experience within complex networks.
Experience managing large volumes of products, focusing on both production and non-production materials.
A minimum of seven years of progressive experience in supply chain management
Solid financial and process skills, along with excellent client and vendor relations abilities.
A university degree in Engineering, Business, or Supply Chain
Knowledge of best practices in supply chain management
Leadership and teamwork skills, with the ability to accomplish projects in both straight-line and matrix environments.
Pragmatism, self-discipline, and the ability to express ideas logically and coherently.
Proactivity, self-motivation, and a continuous improvement mindset.
Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, we are Coke Canada Bottling!
Coke Canada Bottling is Canada's premier bottling company. We are an independently owned business encompassing over 5,800 associates, more than 50 sales and distribution centres, and five production facilities nationwide.
We have a 120-year heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing the major branded ready-to-drink products Canadians love.
We pride ourselves on building diverse and sustainable relationships with our customers, consumers, stakeholders, and communities through our shared values: lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, collaboration, integrity, accountability, quality and safety.
Our brands include: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Life™, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq's®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, DASANI® and vitaminwater®; and our partner brands: Canada Dry®, Monster Energy®, and A&W®.
All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada Bottling”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third-party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification and drivers abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this once you are contacted for further consideration.
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