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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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Your consultant, Monnatha Grego is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Monnatha Grego
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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