About this role

We’re hiring a Planner/Buyer for a 1-year contract in our client, a multinational pharmaceutical company located in Laval, QC.

Under the supervision of the Demand Planning Manager, the planner-buyer plans, organizes and controls activities related to the S&OP meetings and purchases (inter-company and/or 3rd party manufacturer) while respecting Supply Chain rules and objectives.


  • Responsible for S&OP meetings, minutes and processes. Coordinate and analyze forecasts and actual sales and share this information on a monthly basis during the S&OP with product Managers, Forecasting, Marketing and Finance.
  • Ensure short and long-term operational forecasts are aligned for global submission
  • Validate forecasts with third parties and maintain data in Futurcast.
  • Plan and analyze the DRP on a predetermined timely basis. Update all parameters (system maintenance) related to the planning process in respective Supply Chain systems (SAP, M2, Futurcast)
  • Validate service level agreements with intercompany plants.
  • Manage inventories: based on objectives, follow up of suppliers, daily reports, destruction notices, discontinuation & provisions, etc.
  • Coordinate planning activities related to 3rd party manufacturers and product discontinuation and ensure a close follow up of timelines internally and externally.
  • Responsible to make claims from suppliers if there are damages to goods received
  • Provide suppliers with procurement plans for purchase orders
  • Responsible for entering customer service level data in global systems and to run, analyze and issue monthly reports.
  • Respect Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hygiene, Security and Environmental politics (HSE), corporate policies and departmental SOPs.



  • Bachelors in Administration or equivalent;
  • 3 to 4 years’ experience in planning in the pharmaceutical industry preferred;
  • Knowledge and experience in sales and operations planning;
  • Solid experience in ERP systems particularly in SAP;
  • Ability in solving and making decisions;
  • Good interpersonal communication and skills;
  • French and English required;


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Brunel Canada - Calgary

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