Demand Planner in Montreal at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Demand Planner  takes ownership of the demand planning process for his/her respective portfolio. With the assistance of Marketing and Sales, the Demand Planner II prepares the monthly forecast per product/customer for the Made to stock and Made to order items produced by Keurig Dr Pepper. The incumbent will lead the monthly forecast review with sales team as well as participate in the Demand Consensus meeting as part of KDP Canada’s S&OP process. He/She will also provide timely and accurate analysis on various supply chain aspects of the business. The purpose of this role is to provide the most accurate picture permitting to align production and replenishment needs in a way to balance service level, inventory and efficiency requirements. This role also helps provide and enable medium to long term planning around capacity needs and identification of potential operational constraints.

The function must be executed with a view to creating added value for the organization and with a continuous improvement mindset in terms of process and results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to generate and maintain an accurate rolling 104 weeks demand forecast
  • Maintains the made to stock forecasts for the Canadian market per product/customer through the statistical forecasting system (Demantra) with the collaboration and input from sales and marketing force to ensure accurate and non-biased projections.
  • Become demand portfolio expert through understanding consumption and shipment trends in addition to customer, category and industry dynamics (Hot and Cold beverages).
  • Maintains assumption management documentation and process in order to elaborate demand forecast building blocks.
  • Responsible for providing root cause analysis and corrective action recommendation based on results of forecasting metrics for specified portfolio.
  • Actively participates in the monthly Consensus meeting with the goal to facilitate and reach a consensus forecast between Supply chain and commercial.
  • Prepares and runs monthly reviews with key account manager and participates in cross-functional customer focus team meetings.
  • Participates in annual budget planning and portfolio rationalization activities.
  • Participates in review of operational performance (back orders, overstock, etc.) when required. Manages product allocations for their products as required as per supply insights.
  • Bridges communication to other functions with respect to demand planning scope of activities. Key contact for sales and customer service on product availability and/or demand.
  • Provides business support with various demand planning related analysis.
  • Participates in regular meetings with US Demand Planning teams, to synergize reporting & processes.
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives and the review of new or existing process documentation.
  • Maintains strong ties with production planning and replenishment departments to ensure accurate visibility and strong coordination on demand and stock availability.
  • Performs special assignments as required by Senior management.



1-3 years of experience in a demand planning / forecasting position in which extensive analysis were performed

Experience in the consumer goods industry and/or food business considered an asset



  • Experience in statistical forecasting software systems and processes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Overall understanding of S&OP, Demand forecasting and NPI processes and how they impact the rest of the business
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to cope with multiple deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual French-English
  • Familiar with ERP systems and with Business Intelligence software
  • SAP and Tableau knowledge considered an asset
  • MS Office suite strong knowledge required
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel is mandatory
  • Understanding and previous application of Continuous Improvement concepts considered an asset
  • Be willing to work in a high paced work environment where collaboration and teamwork are key

Company Overview

À propos de Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

Keurig Dr Pepper Canada est la dénomination commerciale regroupant Keurig Canada Inc. et Canada Dry Mott’s Inc. D’un océan à l’autre, l’entreprise propose une large gamme de boissons chaudes et froides pour satisfaire chaque besoin, partout où les gens magasinent et consomment. Keurig Dr Pepper Canada offre une grande variété de boissons chaudes et froides, commercialisés sous plus de 60 marques phares, telles que Canada Dry®, Mott’s Clamato®, Van Houtte® et Timothy’s®, de même que les cafetières une tasse à la fois de Keurig®.

Les principaux lieux d’activités canadiens de l’entreprise et l’équipe de direction sont situés à Montréal, au Québec et à Mississauga, en Ontario. Les usines de fabrication de boissons chaudes sont également situées à Montréal, au Québec, de même que les Services de Café Van Houtte Inc., filiale de Keurig Canada Inc. qui offre des solutions de services de boissons novateurs pour les clients hors domicile depuis des succursales situées dans 30 villes au Canada. Pour en savoir plus sur notre entreprise, visitez le Pour plus d’information au sujet de nos efforts en matière de responsabilité d’entreprise, veuillez visiter le

About Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

Keurig Dr Pepper Canada is the business name under which Keurig Canada Inc. and Canada Dry Mott’s Inc. operate. From coast to coast, the Company provides a broad range of beverages for every need, available everywhere people shop and consume. Keurig Dr Pepper Canada offers a wide variety of hot and cold beverages marketed under more than 60 flagship brands, including Canada Dry®, Mott’s Clamato®, Van Houtte® and Timothy’s®; as well as Keurig® single-serve coffee makers.

The Company’s principal Canadian offices and executive team are located in Montreal, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario. Also located in Montreal, Quebec are the hot beverage manufacturing facilities and Keurig Canada Inc. subsidiary Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc., which offers innovative beverage services to away from home customers from branch offices in 30 Canadian cities. To learn more about our company, visit For more information on our Corporate Responsibility work, please visit