Planner, Replenishment

Date: 12-Mar-2019

Location: Brampton, ON, CA

Company: Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

Work Location - Brampton

Department- Purchased Finished Goods 


About Us


Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, We are Coke Canada.


We are a family business that unites more than 6,000 employees working together to support one another, our customers, consumers and our communities. Our heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing Coca-Cola brand products, and other allied brands in Canada runs more than 120-years deep!


We are the face of Coca-Cola and its Partner Brands to Canadians. We produce and deliver the beverages and experiences that delight them at every occasion in their life.  We are the bottler for an entire nation with a vision and commitment to becoming “the greatest” in our industry.


About our People


We believe our people are the DNA of our organization.  With an unwavering commitment to do their best every day, we also share values which define how we work:

  • Safety First - For all of us safety is non-negotiable and must come first
  • Integrity - We nurture trust and keep our word
  • Accountability - we all take ownership and responsibility for our actions and the parts of the business that we impact
  • Quality – we focus on quality in every aspect of our business.  Our products refresh families across Canada, including our own, so we work to deliver the best for them, every time.
  • Entrepreneurial – A mind set of being results focused, sharing improvements & innovations towards a better future


About You


If you often find yourself saying “this can be done” or are often questioning “is there a better way?” then Coke Canada has opportunities that will encourage you and your teams to step forward.  We offer a variety of opportunities that will enable you to develop your skills, challenge yourself and progress your career.   


About This Opportunity


As a Planner, Replenishment, you will report into the Manager, Planning and be based out of Brampton.  


In this role you will be:

  • Responsible for ordering Purchased Finished Goods (PFG) to meet target inventory levels at our central distribution hubs. The planner will work with their plant networks to place orders meeting both manufacturing lead times and minimum run quantities. The planner is also responsible for building optimal loads that support transportation’s routing guide matrix. The Replenishment Planner directly reports to the Manager, Region Planning – Purchased Finished Goods. The Replenishment Planner also is responsible for inventory status communication, reporting on OOS risk or potential shelf life risk.
  • Creates a detailed plan for purchase of finished goods informing the producing plants of CCR requirements and meeting minimum run and lead time standards. Coordinates the schedules with Transportation department taking into consideration all external factors (warehouse resources for receiving/dispatch, availability of transportation and quantities of finished goods)
  • Creates quarantine shipments (changes of warehouses in the transportation orders and , if necessary, designation of quarantine storage sites)
  • Creates schedules of inbound deliveries in accordance with existing standard operating procedures.
  • Identifies potential risks of out of stock (OOS) situations and develops action plans to avoid them. (in accordance with the established service standards for each category)
  • If necessary, manually creates transportation/ shipment orders.
  • Monitors and verifies the compliance and execution of the daily replenishment plans (by tracking not completed purchase releases). All discrepancies should be taken into consideration to be avoided in the future.
  • Risk management for slow-selling SKU/write-offs of obsolete inventory, and development of measures to avoid possible write-offs in the future (age optimization of products)
  • Identifies and revises limitations on transport resources
  • Acts as a main liaison between Producing Plants, Central Sales Centers, and Transportation Department
  • Supports the Regional Planning manager in preparation of the annual business plan.
  • Completes and maintains all the required paperwork in accordance with company guidelines.


What you will need to succeed in this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or College diploma in Technology, Logistics, Business or Engineering
  • At least 1 years of working experience 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Understanding of Planning processes in Product Supply Systems
  • Knowledge of logistics processes
  • Good working knowledge of Supply Management methods and policies
  • Ability to work within a large team environment
  • Preferred experience working in an ERP environment, ideally SAP


Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada”) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We have a number of programs and policies in place to support this goal.


For individuals with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request.  Should you require an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653.


Coke Canada requires applicants to undergo a background verification process prior to commencing employment with the company. Employment with us is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background check.

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