Director, Supply Planning

Aurora Cannabis Kanata, ON Full-time
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Reporting to the VP Manufacturing, the Director, Supply Planning is responsible for leading all elements of supply planning. This position will direct and lead cultivation and manufacturing schedules to support operations. This role will appeal to a strategic problem solver who excels at creating complex modelling and thrives in a collaborative environment. If you are a leader and are an analytical individual who is committed to lead and develop a team, then you would be a great addition to our team!

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage, coach, and develop the supply planning team through a culture of skills development and increased accountability

• Develop and implement S&OP process to create best in class Supply Planning

• Oversee and optimize inventory strategies to meet service and financial goals

• Manage changes to supply plans and escalation process, make recommendations to mitigate risk

• Lead the supply planning team to create monthly supply plans, and schedule weekly activities

• Identify, track and trend KPIs including schedule adherence, OTIF, service, inventory targets

• Work closely with facilities to define capacity, utilization and make recommendations to optimize

• Collaborate with cross functional teams (operations, sales operations, demand planning, finance, engineering, product innovation, and logistics) to lead supply and service discussions, problem solve and prepare team for integrated supply review

• Facilitate the supply review process and coordinate all activities leading to the supply review

• Foster a continuous improvement culture

• Work with a variety of data sources, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and high level of attention to detail

• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data in an environment of changing deadlines, priorities and requirements

• Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented

• Ability to think strategically, problem solve and make quick decisions

• Strong interpersonal and organizational and leadership skills

• Effective team player and leader; approachable and supportive

• Experience with ERP software such as Sage, SAP

• Exceptional change management skills in terms of adopting and implementing tools and technology

• Proven ability to develop and build high performing teams and strong cross functional stakeholder relationships

• Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations

• Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• 8-10 years of experience in a Supply Planning role in a CPG or pharmaceutical environment

• Minimum 5 years of experience leading coaching and mentoring a team

• Bachelor’s degree in Supply chain, Business, Engineering, Finance and/or professional designation in Supply Chain required

• Proven track record of building teams and implementing new processes

• Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data in an environment of changing deadlines, priorities and requirements

• Experience in Master Production Scheduling

• Experience in Material Requirement Planning

• Experience with ERP system preferably Sage or SAP

• Advanced knowledge of computer software applications, with proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word & PowerPoint