Associate Factory Planner

Upfield - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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About us

We are Upfield, a global expert in plant-based butters, creams and spreads. We believe in great tasting plant-based alternatives to everything dairy. Upfield with more than 100 brands, including Becel, Flora, Country Crock, Blue Band, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Rama and ProActiv, operates in 95 countries around the world, with number 1 brand positions in 49 countries. Upfield's six business units cover Northwest Europe, Southwest Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Middle/Latin America and Asia/Africa. The company employs more than 3,500 Associates worldwide.

The role:
The Associate Factory Planner position acts as the liaison between the supply chain planning team and factory to meet operational and customer requirements.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Manage daily inventory reconciliation between factory and warehouse
  • Finished good and raw/pack inventory analysis and reporting
  • Planning transfers of raw and pack material from warehouse to factory
  • Daily closure of production orders
  • Support Material Planner by fulfilling material requirements from suppliers in the appropriate quantities and at the required time based on the production schedule
  • Identify and communicate risks to production plan and impact on various functions in this process
  • Liaise with quality team to ensure on time release of materials
  • Development and maintenance of detailed project trackers for all new product launches, product re-stages, to ensure seamless transition at the factory
  • Special projects related to continuous process improvements between SC planning and the factory
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sciences or Business, (preferably Supply Chain, Economics, Logistics)
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced SAP and Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Strong analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships to drive results
  • Ability to problem solve under tight timelines with minimal supervision
  • Prior project management experience ideal
  • Out of hours contact is required for the position for operational issues that may arise
Mission Statement

At Upfield our purpose is clear…making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!