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Raw Materials Planner - MEC

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Raw Materials Planner
Deadline: July 16, 2014
Posted: July 3, 2014

Job Description / Duties

What you’ll be doing:

- Completing the projections process for MEC brand materials: review finished goods projections, determine materials required, accurately plan requirements, place projections, follow-up and resolve issues as necessary, ensuring fulfillment of materials to enable the manufacturing function
- Driving continuous improvements to the overall material suppliers’ business and MEC RM supplier’s key performance indicators, as they relate to materials planning, procurement and delivery parameters
- Evaluating the implications of MEC brand materials with orders under Minimum Order Quantity -MOQ-, make the necessary recommendations to resolve the concern and pursue a lasting course of action for future purchases
- Administrating and maintaining Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) system database and other systems where raw materials procurement data resides. Execute set-up and ongoing updates of information required for the planning, procurement, and management of MEC brand raw materials
- Analyzing and evaluating key indicators, issues, flags and trends, as they relate to the Raw Materials –RM- planning and procurement, its processes, suppliers and items. Discuss the resulting learning and propose adjustments or changes where necessary
- Preparing and maintaining files and reports associated with the RM supply chain used by the department and others concerned
- Communicating effectively with those involved in the RM supply chain, specifically, but not limited, to its requirements and to procurement related issues
- Creating and developing opportunities and relationships for re-sale or donation of obsolete MEC materials
- Understudying the role of Raw Materials Manager

Qualifications / Required Skills

What you need to do it well:

- 5 to 7 years related experience
- Experience with forecasting, buying, inventory planning and control processes
- Experience with vendor relations and negotiations
- Product development process and commercialization knowledge desirable
- Strong analytical and statistical skills
- Strong negotiation skills, ability to anticipate needs and resolve conflicts/problems
- Be detail oriented with strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, active follow-through and self-motivated
- Advance Excel and MS Office skills, be systems savvy
- Proven ability to communicate across multiple cultures and where English is a second language
- An interest in being active and getting outside

Additional Information

Salary: annual salary based on experience

Contact Information

How to apply:
Interested candidates are asked to apply on our website only. Please visit to set up a profile, apply for this position or browse through current job postings at MEC. Only applications received through our website will be considered. We thank all applicants for their time and interest in MEC, but will only contact those selected for an interview. Deadline to apply is July 16, 2014

Employer Profile

About MEC
A retail co-operative, MEC exists to enable and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lifestyles, supporting activities such as climbing, hiking, snowsports, watersports, cycling, running and yoga. Well known for selling high-quality products that offer great value, MEC employs outdoor enthusiasts who possess a strong service ethic to provide its members with an authentic and accessible customer experience. MEC has more than 3.75 million members across Canada, whom it serves through 17 stores in 6 provinces and An individual lifetime membership in MEC costs only $5.

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