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Demand Planner - Danone Canada

  • Posted: 13 Oct 2021
  • Supply Chain
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Canada

About the job

Demand Planner – Danone Canada


We are seeking to fill a Demand Planner position. The main duties will be to ensure that demand aligns accurately with objectives by relying on the continuous use and improvement of existing tools and procedures and collaborating with Sales, Marketing and the rest of Supply Chain. 


In this position, you will assume the following responsibilities:



  • Actively participate in S&OP processes
  • Participate in the volume forecast annual review
  • Align with the business team to translate promotional volume into volume to be shipped
  • Work closely with the Customer Solutions team to increase demand visibility and ensure key information is shared with the production planning team
  • Work together with the production planning group to ensure alignment of forecasts and risks / potential operational impacts
  • Consolidate forecasts in order to give leadership teams an overview



  • Conduct analyses to determine upcoming demand
  • Supervise and ensure consistency of forecasts for customers, products and distribution centers
  • Understand the impacts of seasonal trends on all business segments and adjust forecasts for the new product category
  • Collect useful past information and actively participate in predicting volume in relation to new product launches and the discontinuation of other products
  • Measure and improve the reliability of forecasts to contribute to key supply-chain performance indicators
  • Prepare ad hoc reports to improve forecasts and the ability of external actors to understand variances
  • Develop consumption-based forecast models for different company segments
  • Document and communicate risks and opportunities related to the plan/forecasts



About you

The ideal applicant will possess the following qualifications and skills:


  • Five years of experience in an S&OP context is required (ideally in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management and administration, engineering or other relevant fields
  • Experience with SAP-APO (DP), MicroStrategy, Nielsen, IRI or Retail Link is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office is required
  • Experience in team management is a plus
  • Strong communication skills are required, both verbal and written
  • Ability to develop and establish cross-functional relationships and communicate effectively
  • Proven ability to lead several projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and in a matrixed environment required
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and flexibility for changing priorities required
  • Ability to question the status quo and actively take part in the continuous improvement of procedures and tools

About us


Danone Canada is a business unit of Danone and operates from headquarter offices in Boucherville, Quebec, and Mississauga, Ontario. Danone Canada is the country’s largest consumer-facing B Corporation, demonstrating that the company meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We have 500+ employees across Canada engaged and energized to deliver Danone’s mission: Bringing health through to food to as many people as possible, by working on strong brands such as Activia, Oikos, Danone, Silk, International Delight and many others Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone Canada doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to  cultural background, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or age. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • (Video) call

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome