Demand Planner

by Jones Healthcare Group

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 02, 2022
Jones Healthcare Group

Job Description

Demand Planner

About Jones Healthcare Group

Jones Healthcare Group is a world-class provider of advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions. With roots firmly established in healthcare, Jones has been a long-time, trusted partner for some of the most recognized global pharmaceutical brands and the largest pharmacy groups, independent pharmacies, hospitals and long-term care facilities across the world.

Imagine working at Jones, where we embrace our commitment to the environment, team members, communities, and consumers – and we’re inspired to package the future of healthcare.

Learn more about our story here:

What our colleagues are saying:

“I love the people, the positive organizational culture, my team and the genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals. I’m very optimistic about my professional growth and development and the value that I hope to bring to the company.”

Benefits we offer:

  • A safe, respectful, and inclusive environment
  • Competitive compensation and equitable people practices
  • Comprehensive benefits and an RRSP program where we match up to 5% of your earnings
  • Opportunities to grow and develop, alongside a supportive team
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Referral bonuses
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Colleague appreciation events
  • and more!

Summary of position:

If you love a challenging manufacturing environment and working collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders to exceed customer’s expectations, then this position will be of interest to you.

If you get excited about organizing, planning, and getting all the puzzle pieces together in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, then this position is a perfect fit for you.

If you are a natural at multi-tasking and making data-driven recommendations to keep the production floor humming, then you'll want to consider this opportunity.

Reporting to the VP Supply Chain, the Demand Planner will be responsible for creating production plans to meet customer volumes and drive operational efficiencies. The successful incumbent will actively resolve capacity conflicts and make decisions to produce products based on customer needs, material availability and production capacity. In doing so, the Demand Planner will liaise with Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing and Operations.

Here are some of the different activities you’ll be asked to do:

  • Develop longer term production plans based on customer orders/forecasts, production line capacities, efficiencies, and materials availability.
  • Work with the Supply Chain team to calculate lead times, monitor incoming material and ensure it is properly scheduled, and monitor longer-term supply availability.
  • In collaboration with scheduling and operations, make value judgements between scheduling optimal runs versus suboptimal runs that cover immediate customer orders, while balancing costs, customer expectations and overall supply chain capabilities.
  • Monitor finished good inventory levels and plan production accordingly, to ensure Days of Supply coverage stays within the predefined range (minimum/maximum).
  • Monthly review of inventory consumption and usage to align with customer forecasts and production capacities.
  • Work closely with production schedulers and operations to ensure alignment of forecasts and risks, and potential operational impacts of scheduling decisions, while liaising with sales and customer service to ensure the smooth flow of information and updates.
  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators of forecast accuracy.
  • Monitor projected capacity vs. actual production levels, developing reports (through Excel and SAP) and providing scheduling insights/recommendations to operations leadership. 

If you’ve got:

  • Values that mirror ours, from the Inside Out: Inspire, Nimble, Supportive, Inclusive, Driven, Empathetic
  • 5 years of experience in a Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) context is required, ideally in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel skills  
  • Proven ability to lead several projects simultaneously, prioritizing tasks and remaining flexible for changing priorities
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to question the status quo and actively take part in the continuous improvement of procedures and tools

We’d like to hear from you!

Please submit a resume and let us know why you are interested.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Jones Healthcare Group will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact the Jones Human Resources department at 1.800.265.9093 about your needs, and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please also contact HR


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