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Demand planner

Requisition ID:  163638 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Planification de demande & opt. process. 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Saskatchewan  

City: Montréal-Nord

Location: Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Belmont Office, Bureau de Québec, Calgary Office, Dartmouth Office, Edmonton Office, Foord St. Office, King St. Office, St. John's Division Office, Tahoe Office, Vancouver Office - Fraser Street, Victoria Office, Winnipeg Office 

Postal Code: H1G 3J5 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


Job Description

Under the supervision of the Manager, Demand Planning, the incumbent will be responsible for analyzing, understanding and forecasting market demand, based on the assigned categories.


More specifically, the candidate will be required to:

  • Manage accurate demand forecasts that incorporate current and relevant market information to predict customer demand and provide buying team with the right information to plan to meet that demand;
  • Coordinate promotional activities (store distribution, major promotions) with distribution and replenishment teams;
  • Identify forecast accuracy root causes and refine process to ensure continuous improvement of the overall process;
  • Support the company’s long term strategy and inventory reduction while maintaining high Customer Service level metrics;
  • Track projections and recommend appropriate action to achieve service level metrics;
  • Work with Replenishment, Category Management, Marketing, Process Optimization and Merchandising Services to understand forecast and trends;
  • Develop reports to determine priorities and areas of opportunity and confirm/communicates results; creates ad hoc reports as necessary.

Job Requirements

  • An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; 
  • Deep understanding of the supply chain and our business;
  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English (written and spoken); 
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel (intermediate to advance); 
  • Fresh or Grocery experience (as applicable);
  • Knowledge of SAP (good to have);
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of the business affecting the forecast process;
  • Ability to communicate and present information to all levels of management with supporting analysis and assumptions.


Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



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