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Position: Demand & Supply Planner
Organization: Greenhouse
Location: Mississauga, GTA, Ontario

Greenhouse is a plant-based beverage company. Headquartered in Toronto, our mission is to offer widespread, sustainable access to plant-based nutrition of the highest quality. Our goal is to make it simple to savour the present while looking out for a healthy future—ours, and that of our planet.

Our growing team is seeking a Demand & Supply Planner to manage and develop work processes that integrate customer demand and customer delivery requirements into a production plan. The Demand & Supply Planner is responsible for generating forecasting solutions to estimate future product demands, creating a plan to meet customer service goals, optimizing inventory, ensuring proper capacity utilization and production efficiencies.

Candidates must have prior experience with both demand and supply planning in a food processing facility to be considered. We are looking for someone analytical and strategic with strong business acumen. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, an ability to influence and a holistic understanding of the business.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns
  • Partner with marketing, sales and senior management to understand product promotions and their impact on forecasting
  • Review customer sales data for trends
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Create and manage the master production schedule
  • Optimize the production schedule to meet customer service requirements, production efficiency and financial plans
  • Develop and implement production planning standards and procedures
  • Manage finished goods inventory to balance the need for safety stock and perishable inventory
  • Analyze data for potential service, capacity and financial issues and provide mitigation strategies
  • Assist the innovation team to develop new product forecasts and production schedules
  • Partner with quality assurance, production, purchasing and engineering to understand how equipment or personnel issues may impact the master schedule
  • Expedite operations to meet unforeseen demand fluctuations
  • Partner with internal and external business partners to assist with conflict resolution as it pertains to meeting demands of the production schedule

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • University Bachelors degree
  • APICS certification considered an asset
  • Minimum 7+ years in planning, procurement or scheduling
  • Must have prior experience in the food or beverage industry
  • Strong knowledge of advanced mathematical forecasting models
  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

More About Greenhouse:

We launched in January 2014 with a single location on Toronto's Macpherson Avenue that doubled as our production facility (by night) and our sole retail store (by day). We now have 16 company-owned shops, over thirty wholesale partners across Southern Ontario, and an online delivery and subscription service from

As a company, we are committed to ensuring that all people-related actions such as recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, etc. are administered without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, or age. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our company job board by accessing the following link:

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Greenhouse Team

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 3 2019    ID: 50038