Commodity Planner - Forecaster

Lakeside Produce - Leamington, ON (30+ days ago)

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Here at Lakeside Produce we live by 5 core values. Stakeholder Commitment, Customer Focus, Fierce Determination, Striving for Excellence & Being a Team Player. These Values have kept Lakeside Produce growing for over 75 Years. We are looking for team players who are interested in being departmental representatives to lead our core values throughout the organization.

This Individual is responsible for monitoring and forecasting grower/contract product, as well as purchasing various commodities in support of maintaining our company’s inventory levels of produce. Ultimately, the procurement agent will continuously strive to meet and supply customer demands by obtaining lean pricing and top-quality produce that ensures customer satisfaction. The person will obtain a market insight on pricing and production, follow historical trends and continuously generate reports based on analyzed data.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsible for supplying company’s targeted goals and forecast throughout the growing season
Establish a clear understanding of quality specifications with each grower
Review sales orders and committed targeted goals to ensure inventory levels are substantial to meet demands
Maintain continuous communication with growers, establish relationships, maintain fair disposition while continuously delivering the company’s guidelines
Negotiate with suppliers on price, availability of products, delivery schedules, follow through on commitment and advise others of changes
Communicate with Commodity Manager so they can carryout their required tasks according to replenishing stock levels
Maintain reports
Entering PO Transfers using the FAMOUS software
Communicate with growers about their fill rates and quality performance
Communicate through the production scheduler to ensure accuracy of the product being packed based on the 2-day plan and daily requirements

Skill Requirements:
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Analytical mind which is able to process information logically,
Knowledge of business marketing trends and seasonal availability,
2+ years background in related business setting, produce/greenhouse industry an asset,
University or College Business degree,
Customer service, exceptional interpersonal skills, well organized, willing to travel,
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, exceptional and strong written and communication skills.
Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects with distinct closure dates
High computer literacy and comfort level with new systems and technology
Creative problem-solving ability based on sound decision making
High will to win through collaboration and teamwork

“ Please note that Lakeside Produce Inc has accommodation processes and policies in place and provides accommodation for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or documented medical need, please contact the Human Resource Office so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodation to be put into place".

Job Type: Full-time