City(s): Montreal, QC


Published: September 14, 2023
Type: Full time
Reference number: 2023-098
Positions to fulfill: 2

The Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities related to customers, products, brands and regions. He/she creates and maintains forecasting models, integrating business information and forecasts collected from sales, marketing, suppliers and other relevant sources (e.g. Indicia). In constant interaction with internal collaborators, he/she provides information that will guide sourcing decisions and monitor the alignment of the merchandising team to meet business needs. 



  • Responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers, products, brands and regions within specified categories;
  • Develops the 12 month statistical demand taking into consideration the following:
    o Sales history;
    o Merchandisers' forecasts; and
    o Manufacturer commitments;
    o Sales targets.
  • Establish and measure key performance indicators for forecast accuracy;
  • Provide input for supply planning by developing inventory strategies for existing, new and declining products ;
  • Participate in the redefinition of the demand planning process and related tools to contribute to its continuous improvement;
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances in forecasts;
  • Work closely with the merchandising team, sales, marketing, procurement and suppliers to obtain an accurate picture of demand and market trends;
  • Gather and analyze all relevant data for base and promotional sales forecasting (sales history, market trends, seasonality, promotions, new product launches);
  • Produce and provide relevant forecasting reports to senior management;
  • Support the Senior Planner;
  • All other related duties.


 Success factors

  • Technical background: Your bachelor’s degree in operations management, administration, mathematics or statistics combined with your 5 years of experience in the field make you the specialist in statistics, planning and forecasting methods;
  • IT expertise: Your experience with demand planning software, your advanced expertise level with Excel and your APICS and IBF certification are real assets;
  • Analytical skills: You have a facility to establish a diagnosis, identify trends and define operation forecasts. You know how to identify the links between historical data and forecasts, which makes you able to formulate accurate recommendations;
  • Sense of initiative: Curious, you are on the lookout for the latest market trends and you are constantly looking to improve forecasting tools to provide the most possible realistic recommendations and analysis;
  • Business partner: You always opt for a collaborative and solution approach. Highly focused toward customer service, your interpersonal skills and advice, following your analysis, are highly appreciated;
  • Rigor and attention to detail: You have a concern for a job well done. Careful and dedicated to accuracy, you continually ensure the reliability and integrity of the data provided;
  • Communication skills: You have strong oral and written communication skills, in both English and French.


  • Quebec company of national scope;
  • Opportunity for growth in an expanding company;
  • Work environment stimulated by innovation;
  • Full range of social benefits*;
  • Group RRSP*;
  • Flexible hours and teleworking (depending on the position);
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Sick days*.

*Some conditions apply.

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