Senior Supply Planner Analyst in Mississauga ON

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Aspire Bakeries
Senior Supply Planner Analyst
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Mississauga ON
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Job Types:
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Planning/Scheduling, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 15bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

The Senior Supply Planner Analyst will develop a network supply plan based on sales forecasts, shipment histories, and promotional plans. This role will also be responsible for the efficient replenishment of products into the inventory centers, development of replenishment plans and collaborates with external suppliers, transportation, and distribution operations.


  • Effectively communicate supply issues with customer development.
  • Identify present and future inventory and freshness risks and suggest mitigation strategies
  • Partner with the supplier to identify root cause operational issues and ensure action plans are in place
  • Lead cross-functional meetings in order to effectively communicate with Demand planning, external Suppliers, Operations and customer development on supply plans to maximize fill rates and improve inbound efficiencies
  • Manage production alignment meetings with operations and external vendors and prioritize production based on inventory performance
  • Optimization of inventory and case fill, end to end
  • Monthly inputs of short term capacity planning
  • Communicate any gaps between the plans and monthly performance and future forecast
  • Assess the impact of customer changes or significant variances in the demand forecast and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics to the supply plan.
  • Responsible for assessing sales trends and data for incorporation into the Supply forecast and strategy for driving improved supply plan accuracy while supporting the demand plan
  • Use and maintain current replenishment planning systems to create the most efficient recommended stock transfer orders using established processes
  • Partner with customer development leads to provide feedback on changes in inventory strategy and direction and other business events that impact inventory targets
  • Determines root cause for supply issues and appropriately escalates/engages business partners to resolve issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Develop and lead supply chain process improvements related to replenishment activities.
  • Plan, execute, monitor, and manage entire inventory-related supply chain processes in order to improve key supply planning metrics
  • Work with various cross-functional teams on projects such as new product launches, line extensions, product discontinuations, etc
  • Suggest and manage inventory targets (including safety stock levels) to ensure appropriate stock level


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Two to five years of related experience required strong analytical skills required
  • SAP experience/knowledge
  • Certification APICS, IBP, IBF, LEAN 6 SIGMA a significant plus
  • High-level proficiency with MS Office
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Ability to work on a high-performing team in collaborative environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Proven organizational skills & ability to perform under pressure & manage priorities with competing demands
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Process improvement proficiency, e.g., root cause understanding, lean methodology, etc.
  • Ability to work on a high-performing team in a collaborative environment
  • Able to effectively present and communicate at various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated understanding andcapability in the scheduling of multiple lines/multiple planning areas

At Aspire Bakeries, the health and safety of our associates is our number one priority. In fact, CARE is one of our Core Values. That s why all offers of employment, where legally permitted, are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to pass our pre-employment requirements.

Candidates may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them, a medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination, or because of a disability. Candidates may also be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if receiving the vaccine conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Requests for exemption and reasonable accommodation must be initiated by the candidate prior to the date of hire.

*All medical information collected from candidates, including vaccination information and test results, obtained during the pre-employment process, will be treated in accordance with applicable laws and policies on confidentiality and privacy.

Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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