Job Specialist, Package Planning in Barrie

Specialist, Package Planning

Job description

About Us

Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, we are Coke Canada Bottling!

Coke Canada Bottling is Canada's premier bottling company. We are an independently owned business encompassing over 5,800 associates, more than 50 sales and distribution centres, and five production facilities nationwide.

We have a 120-year heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing the major branded ready-to-drink products Canadians love.

We pride ourselves on building diverse and sustainable relationships with our customers, consumers, stakeholders, and communities through our shared values: lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, collaboration, integrity, accountability, quality and safety.

Our brands include: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Life™, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq's®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, DASANI® and vitaminwater®; and our partner brands: Canada Dry®, Monster Energy®, and A&W®.

About This Opportunity

As a Specialist, Package Planning you will be working closely with external suppliers and the business to insure all the supplies and raw materials are in stock. This is a hybrid position based out of our Brampton facility. You are required to be in office 2 times per week.


  • Communicate rolling production plan to our key suppliers to ensure supply continuity to meet the needs of the Business Unit.
  • Coordinate raw materials supply program with our supplier network to meet the in-market calendar of the business, along with assuring regional balancing of various raw materials in our facilities
  • Ensure the integrity of the SAP Production and Capacity Modules; ensure full utilization to ensure accurate raw materials to support the MRP cycle.
  • Work with our manufacturing sites & Supply Planning to ensure that Working Capital targets are achieved on raw & packaging inventories, including publishing monthly scorecards.
  • Publishing and supporting the monthly WC reports for raw materials, concentrate and concentrate in transit.
  • Publishing DOH report weekly for concentrate ordering process, monitoring of raw #11 order status vs annual contract, tracking other ingredient forecasts and supply
  • First point of contact with supplier and/or plant and/or Commercialization with any minor change that impacts our production facilities, such as raw materials specification changes.
  • Lead contingency options for plants/co-pack if supply of any minor material does not meet the production needs of the business.
  • Track the supplier performance (OTIF, Lead-time adherence, DOS …etc.), ensuring corrective action & communicate all related information to plant personnel, supplier, and Procurement.
  • Responsible to reduce/eliminate the obsolete material through proper coordination between plant/supply planning/Commercialization, communicate write-offs per plant on monthly reports.
  • Back up support for concentrate manger role


  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a supply chain planning or procurement environment
  • Well-developed Influencing Skills – Able to guide decisions based on solid facts, analysis and conclusions through all levels of the production facility and supply chain along with the supplier network.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills - Ability to lead cross functional group including Planning, Manufacturing, Commercialization and Suppliers to execute a minor raw material change within the network while balancing high customer service with plant efficiency.
  • Experience with strategic sourcing and demonstrated implementation of cost savings initiatives.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lync, etc.
  • Strong proficiency with SAP/ERP required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Finance/Accounting, Business Administration or Engineering
  • CPM, CMA, CSCMP, APICS or other related certification
  • OE/Six Sigma Certified


All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada Bottling”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third-party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification and drivers abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this once you are contacted for further consideration.

Coke Canada Bottling is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce with several programs, policies and resources in place to support our people. For individuals requiring accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653

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Job Specialist, Package Planning in Barrie

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited