Supply Planner

Viva Naturals - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Are you someone who lives and breathes efficient and cost-effective in stock management? Passionate about data? Obsessed with how supply chain links together as one amazing machine?

Viva Naturals is searching for a skilled and fearless Supply Planner who truly enjoys working on a large portfolio, is highly analytical, flexible as well as action and results oriented.

The Viva Vision:
Everyone at Viva Naturals believes in the power of healthy living. Through our commitment to creating exceptional health and wellness products, and our desire to make the world a better place, we want to empower our customers to live happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives.

Our Story:
Viva Naturals was founded in 2011 by a team of people who didn’t just know a lot about wellness – they made it their way of life. Ever since, we’ve brought like-minded individuals together to create some of the world’s best supplements, superfoods, and personal wellness products.

Our number one focus is making sure our products deliver nothing but Mother Nature’s finest, in combinations and concentrations that really, truly get results. That means ingredients that are natural, organic, and non-GMO, and formulas that are free from unnecessary additives, fillers, sugars, or dyes. And, we like to do it all responsibly, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our partners, and our planet.

The Role:
Reporting to the Manager of Supply Chain and Demand Planning, the mission of this role is to ensure maximum in stock management with the most efficient and cost-effective coverage of materials inventory. You have hands-on experience in operations, inventory planning and management as well as a strong understanding of ingredient and product life cycles. You must be able to manage a large portfolio, be solution-oriented and able to improve efficient processes.

What you will do in more detail:
Identify, react and manage changes in demand compared to changes in availability to manufacturer

Solve and recalculate the system to establish shorts, risks and excess

Assess and validate what has changed from the previous position on a bi-weekly basis and communicate risks to manager when needed if exceptions exceed scope of control

Daily inventory assessments to determine shorts, risks and excess to maintain optimal inventory levels across channels

Assess replenishment and supply error by SKU in vendor performance and define sufficient safety stock

Purchase materials to carry adequate safety stock

Manage the inventory from an obsolescence and aged perspective

Vendor management and compliance responsibilities and monthly vendor compliance reporting to manager

Monthly reporting to finance on rolling 12 month horizon purchase plans and budget to actuals reporting on purchases

Monthly obsolescence and aged inventory report

Systems management (MOQ, lead times, safety stocks, costs and purchase prices)

Own new launch management from an inventory planning perspective, working closely with Commercialization and Marketing Project Managers to coordinate with vendors, all materials required as defined in each step of the stage gate process and ensure launch at the pre-established date

Viva’s Vivid Culture:
The culture at Viva Naturals is the “secret ingredient” in our formula for success. We’re an employer of choice, and have won numerous awards for our culture, our growth, and our management. Here’s what it’s like working with us:

Growing. We’re a growing, thriving, and purposeful organization on a mission to change the world.

Driven. We’re driven by a set of core values that power our people and define everything we do.

Diverse. Our team is made up of diverse and talented professionals who truly love what they do, and why they do it.

Dedicated. We work really hard to grow the Viva Naturals brand and make it accessible to people all around the world.

Collaborative. Shared values and common goals help us form great partnerships and a fun, collaborative environment.

Impactful. As a small, agile team, we offer impactful roles where contributions are integral to the business, and evident to everyone.

Exciting. We work hard, we move fast, and we have a lot of fun bringing our brand of health and wellness to the world.

Ambitious. We want to do big things. That means even bigger opportunities for career– and growth-minded people.

Where You’ll Find Us:
We work in a beautiful office customized just for us, complete with a brand-new gym and yoga studio! The office is conveniently located at Yonge & Sheppard in Toronto, steps from the Sheppard subway station.

If this sounds like the perfect role and organization for you, do not hesitate to apply, we are excited to speak with you!

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Viva Naturals is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace for all. All qualified applicants will receive fair consideration without regard to race, religion, citizenship, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or other protected characteristics. Viva Naturals is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know how we can best meet your needs and advise us of any accommodations required to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest. Please no agency inquiries.