Manager, Sales and Operations Planning
Saputo Inc.
Georgetown, ON, CA
5d ago


Everything begins with passion, a legacy from the Saputo family, which offered tasty and quality cheeses to its community.

Today, after more than 65 years, the company employs thousands of dedicated employees, proud of their role, who work day after day to deliver quality products to customers and consumers.


Ensuring the well-being of our employees is our priority. We offer attractive working conditions and benefits to our employees and their families :

  • Competitive salaries
  • Advantageous corporate agreements
  • Full range of group insurance benefits
  • Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution
  • Purchase option of company stocks
  • Group RRSP
  • Health and wellness program in the workplace
  • Assistance program for employees and their families
  • We support employment equity. Saputo strives to embed diversity and inclusion in its operations and invites candidates from all horizons to join its family.

    Reporting to Director, Demand Planning, this position will be responsible for the tactical, operational and process oriented execution of the S&OP process.

    This position keeps participants in the process on track and moving toward resolution of demand and supply plans for the defined cadence.


  • Drive the monthly S&OP process as per Oliver Wight standards;
  • Lead development of statistical / predictive time-series forecast models in collaboration with the Demand Planning and Sales team;
  • Gain consensus from all departments on key assumptions and changes to segment level volume;
  • Reviewing and ensuring alignment on the opportunities and risks that are being used to drive the gap closing activities with the related stakeholders;
  • Prepare scenarios and conduct what-if analysis to create alternate scenarios for reconciling demand, supply and financial plans;
  • Develop, track, and report key metrics for the S&OP team to monitor the effectiveness of process decisions to identify progress, root causes for correction or process improvement;
  • Ensure that all plans are properly communicated and are included as an input to the subsequent process steps and any risks / liabilities have been identified;
  • Analyze the scenarios. Explain the risks and upside associated with different scenarios for more productive discussions;
  • Ensure that decisions from the meeting are being executed in each function / department / team. Work with process owners on required escalation items;
  • Work with the S&OP process owner on continuous improvement and challenges with the process;
  • Maintain helpful and positive communication style with all Saputo staff;
  • Supports and maintains Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.’s quality standards;

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or related quantitative field;
  • Certification in SCM, project management or general operations management through APICS considered an asset;
  • 3-5 years of Supply, Demand, or Financial Planning experience related to the dairy, food or consumer packaged goods industry;
  • Must have participated in or ran an S&OP process for at least 2-3 years in prior work experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data;
  • Strong analytical background with a sound understanding of statistics;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, and advanced analytical tools such as RStudio, Python and PowerBI;
  • Strong communication skills as well as meeting facilitation and presentation skills a must;
  • Bilingual English / French is considered an asset
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