Director Planning & Supply Chain


Our client, a well-respected Canadian CPG company is positioned for immense growth; and has engaged PSG to source a Director Planning & Supply Chain. The mandate is to lead and manage all activities related to logistics, distribution & supply chain operations. You enjoy accountability for accelerating business growth through building strong partnerships and ensuring a high level of customer fulfillment.  Recognized as an inspiring & trusted Leader, you have a passion for creating high performance cultures through effective change management, talent management and transformational continuous improvement initiatives.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a clear vision and strategy for supply chain process governance, data management, metrics, and IT.
  • The scope of processes will span: demand planning, inventory planning, capacity planning, master production scheduling, materials management, order management, warehouse management, and transportation management.
  • Partner and collaborate effectively across all areas and levels of Supply Chain to implement a center-led approach of governance and help achieve sustainable customer experience, cost, and inventory productivity outcomes.
  • Develop KPIs and align measurement and methods to monitor planning and effectiveness.
  • Create and execute effective change management plans.
  • Develop relationships via industry associations and lead external benchmarking of best practices and emerging technologies.
  • Drive a culture and process to facilitate and implement continuous improvement in the Supply Chain organization.
  • Staff and build the right capabilities for the organization. Develop goals and objectives for the Supply Chain Process Advancement Team that support the business needs.
  • Provide ongoing development, coaching and performance management to the team and ensure a high level of performance. Create the conditions that enable team members to succeed, learn, and enjoy their work.


  • College Diploma/University Degree preferably in the field of Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Business.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant supply chain experience preferably in CPG industry. In roles of increasing responsibility, including 5 plus years of process/continuous improvement experience.
  • Proven track record of successfully (re)designing supply chain processes, enabling them with IT solutions, developing effective change management plans, gaining organizational buy-in, and delivering intended results.
  • JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Experience with many of the following processes is required: demand planning, inventory planning, capacity planning, production scheduling, materials management, order management, warehouse management, and transportation management.
  • Skillful in building valued partnerships with stakeholders, communicating effectively to a wide variety of audiences, influencing across the organization including senior leaders, leading change.
  • Able to develop, manage, and lead a team.

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