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Demand Planning Manager

About VEGA

Vega is a premium, award-winning brand at the forefront of the plant-based, whole food revolution. We are committed to bringing sustainable plant-based nutrition to the world and we’re proud to be part of the B Corp™ movement; a commitment to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Vega has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada and has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women. We honor a triple bottom line approach to business placing emphasis on people, planet and performance. Join a great team atmosphere with a driven, vivacious group of people.


An exciting and challenging position exists as a Demand Planning Manager at Vega. Reporting to the Sr. Manager Planning & Supply Chain, this role will work cross-functionally and in close collaboration with multiple departments leading the overall S&OP process. This role will lead the dialogue for all things demand related (customer/product) with their key counterparts in Sales, Operations and Marketing and will be the integration point between these cross-functional departments. The forecast they create helps to ensure flawless, on-time supply of product while optimizing working capital levels.  Proficiency at modeling and analytics is a must for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall S&OP process, conducting the Demand, Consensus and Executive S&OP reviews.
  • Generate forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with the Business Intelligence & Strategy, FP&A, Marketing, Operations and Sales teams to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Provide input to the Production & Procurement Planning organization collaborating in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Leverage data maintained by the Supply Planning organization on Minimum Order Quantities, and inventory aging, levels and weeks on hand in Vega’s warehouses and at our customers, to help manage the balance between on-time product supply and optimizing inventory levels.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Operations, or Supply Chain Management preferred; or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience preferably with a CPG company
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting, and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Knowledge of forecasting systems or software related to demand planning is preferred
  • ForecastPro and Tableau experience is a strong asset
  • Experienced with other software packages including Windows, Microsoft Office (advanced Excel required) and BI tools
  • Organized with the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a high performing team
  • Adaptable with the proven ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision-making, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with all teams and levels of the business, including the Senior Leadership Team

VEGA “Must Haves”

  • You have an unrelenting desire to achieve
  • The outdoors isn’t just the place between your car and house
  • You have a sense of humor and passion for health and wellness
  • You love to have fun, but take your responsibilities seriously
  • You live the Vega brand

Benefits of Working for Vega

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Vega product to try so that you can perform at your best and promote the Vegatopian lifestyle
  • Extended Health Plan
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Summer hours (June to September)
  • Group RSP Matching program
  • Flexible time off
  • Referral bonus program incentive
  • Fitness Subsidy
  • Education fund
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Virtual fitness classes
  • Access to Vega’s Online Learning Library
  • Dogs in the office (virtually on video calls) – Woof!

Let Your Journey Begin!

If you smiled and are motivated by this posting, we want to hear from you. Submit your resume to careers@myvega.com with “Demand Planning Manager” on the subject line. Let your journey begin!

Vega is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We thank all candidates for their time and interest in working at Vega, however, only candidates under consideration for opportunities with Vega will be contacted to participate further in this process. If you are contacted and you require any accommodation in the recruitment process due to a disability, please indicate this and we will work with you to meet your reasonable accessibility needs.