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Location: Bolton, ON, CA, L7E 5S4

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Requisition Number: 122848

 

A mutually rewarding experience.

 

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

 

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

 

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

 

Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments – Petcare, Chocolate and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the planet, through our performance.

Mars Canada is hiring a Supply Chain Analyst in the Bolton, Ontario area. This role focuses mainly in Inventory Planning.

 

Key Responsibilities:   

SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT:

  • The Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for operational execution as well as leading initiatives to drive cost and/or service improvements. 
  • This role requires solid understanding of supply chain best practices with particular emphasis on transportation, inventory planning and procurement. 
  • Advanced analytics are required to support & drive ongoing continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Strong communication skills, conflict management, and a consumer focused lens are key in the identification & resolution of issues in support of business objectives.
  • All activities must be accomplished by building relationships with both internal & external partners and supply sites, establishing clear mutual expectations, and monitoring performance to targets.
  • The expectation is that the associate will drive functional learning & self-development, while exhibiting business leadership in achieving personal, team and cross-functional objectives.
  • Track and report KPI’s and ensure metric alignment with customers.
  • Supply & Replenishment activities which may include:
  • Evaluate daily & weekly production schedules generated by Internal Factory, External Factory and/or Affiliate units to ensure sufficient supply while maximizing inventory turns. 
  • Close understanding and attention to production rates, frequency and sequencing, minimum runs, site demonstrated capacity, scheduling lead times, in-transit and hold criteria is required.
  • Performance monitoring & management of 3rd party, affiliate plants, & associated suppliers including 3rd party adherence to stated Mars Canada production policy, process, and SOP.
  • Balance market demand with efficient asset utilization while considering impact to total cost.
  • Material management to maximize quality performance, minimize obsolescence and optimized available storage.
  • Process Improvement activities which may include:
  • Deliver annual cost reductions.  Execute against the department continuous improvement strategies to consistently deliver cost under budget and under benchmark.  
  • Manage daily Freight planning and/or Warehousing activities which may  include:
  • Load planning, tendering, execution and settlement using TMS software
  • Material movement from supplier into warehouse and/or factory, Stock transfers from warehouse into factory.
  • 3rd Party communication & monitoring of execution to meet on-time targets
  • Proactive and Reactive management of tactical operations (equipment availability, customer requests, appointment and pick sequence, etc.)
  • Manage cost exceptions, accessorial requests and approvals
  • Identify consolidation and/or savings opportunities
  • Network optimization
  • Act as the primary contact for 3rd party providers, suppliers & co-packers; lead review and manage performance with support from the Manager.  Identify & implement action plans to address opportunities

     

    DATA & SYSTEMS:

  • Act as the Functional Expert for systems which may include: TMS, SAP, Atlas, JDA, WMS
  • Lead issue resolution, testing, and performance optimization of business systems
  • New SKU and/or GRD set-up and Variant Management
  • Maintain system integrity via master data review, cleanse and/or update
  • Optimize production planning and/or MRP parameters for constrained & unconstrained environments
  • Utilize analytics, reporting and benchmarking.

     

    Key Lateral Responsibilities

  • Supply Chain (Operations, Customer Care, Demand, Commercial)
  • S&F, Purchasing, Quality, SQA
  • Supply, Engineering, R&D
  • Customer Care, Sales and Marketing
  • Participate in activity management cross functional teams


    Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Business, Mathematics or Engineering

  • 2 years Supply Chain experience i.e. supply planning, inventory planning, logistics planning, production planning
  • Advanced analytical abilities, supported by Excel skills: Data Manipulation & Recommendation building
  • Understanding of Lean Principles (Six Sigma, ISO, etc.)
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement background
  • Ability to drive core objectives to completion
  • Scorecard & metrics management 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years Supply Chain experience i.e. supply planning, inventory planning, logistics planning, production planning, inbound raws planning or replenishment planning
  • Designation in P. Log, APICS/CITT, or PMAC an asset
  • Planning system experience (Lean TMS, JDA, SAP or Apollo)
  • Demonstrated Supplier/Third Party Management

 

A criminal records check will be required for this position.

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada's Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy to MarsCanada.Accessibility@effem.com: Please note: Resumes submitted via this email will not be reviewed, please apply online via the link to this job posting for application review, thank you.

 


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