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Demand planner

Posting Start Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Candiac, QC, CA

Company: Cascades


Your challenge!


Reporting to the Director Demand Planning and Supply, and in close collaboration with the various sales and marketing teams and Cascades' key customers, the Demand Planner’s mission is to implement sales forecasting processes by identifying changes in market conditions and analyzing their impact on forecasts. You manage demand and ensure the accuracy of the associated key performance indicators. You support the production planning process (Sand OP), coordinate sales forecasts with plant production to optimize the supply chain, and develop innovative forecasting processes to develop production. As a result, you ensure the company's overall ability to respond effectively to customer demand, thereby maximizing sales volume and profitability.


Why work at Cascades


  • Work environment focused on sharing knowledge and valuing individual and team successes.
  • Profit sharing;
  • RRSP and group insurance with a large employer contribution;
  • Personal computer equipment purchase program;
  • Work-family balance (telecommuting, flexible hours);
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
  • Training Centre;
  • Long-term career management plan;
  • Many other Cascades benefits!


Individual responsibilities


  • Manage demand.
  • Ensure forecast accuracy.
  • Organize the first meeting of the Sand OP process.
  • Maintain demand forecast data in IBP (Integrated Business Planning).
  • For promotions forecasting
  • For sales forecasting
  • Support the demand plan with sales and marketing data.
  • Define and maintain the overall demand for finished products by shipping point (sales forecasts, promotion scenarios, etc.)
  • Identify discrepancies between execution of the sales plan and sales objectives.
  • Equip managers for decision-making.
  • Understand the internal and external factors that can influence demand.
  • Support the sales and marketing team in developing the sales plan.
  • Elicit ideas for improvement and innovation within your team.
  • Maintain contact with your customers, in collaboration with the sales team, to fully understand their needs.


Experiences and strengths


  • 2 to 5 years experience
  • Bachelors degree in operations management, supply chain or equivalent
  • Experience in improvement processes
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge in planning and distribution operations, especially in distribution activities
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and SAP
  • Excellent knowledge of demand planning tools and inventory management
  • Very good analysis, mathematics and statistics skills
  • Customer-centric approach and excellent communication skills.
  • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions.
  • Ability to proactively address issues and problems by proposing solutions.
  • Good resource management skills


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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both women and men.


About Cascades

To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. 


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