Supply Coordinator
Nutreco Canada Inc
St. Marys, ON
2d ago


Supply Management (part of NDS) will be responsible for the delivery of ingredients to / replenishment of our mills, optimizing freight and managing inventory and shortages (not outtages).

The purpose of this role will be to ensure the ongoing availability of inbound ingredients needed for our production facilities utilizing forecasting tools, historical data, and working with & around current market variables.

While doing so the Supply Coordinator will strongly collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues (incl. Procurement, Supply Management, Formulation, Operations, Customer Services, NDS colleagues from other regions) and external parties (Ingredient Suppliers, Transport companies, External Storage suppliers).


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following :

Ingredient Replenishment

Forecasting ingredient needs based on historical data, pending open production orders in our ERP systems and sales forecasts to ensure ingredient outages are kept as close to zero as possible.

Generation of inbound orders in our ERP systems based off of existing contracts as set up by our Procurement colleagues, as well as generation of spot purchase orders as applicable.

Coordination of delivery schedules for all Vendor Delivered loads.

Coordination with and tendering of orders for all 3rd party carriers handling our FOB (pick up) loads.

Tracking & tracing of open orders for both FOB and Vendor Delivered items scheduled inbound into our facilities.

Adjustment of dates based on revised ETAs and shuffling of orders may be required to ensure ingredient flow is not disrupted.

  • Lead / participate in NDS collaboration meetings / calls to optimize stock levels of ingredients, maximize customer service levels, replenish stock counts and ensure short dated product is identified and used;
  • Assist in the management of inventories in M3 at all levels and work closely with Operations to investigate inventory discrepancies;
  • Produce forecasting requirements of ingredients based on historical data, open POs, open production orders and reports to minimize ingredient outages;
  • Financial

    Ensure carrier selection includes focus on Freight Savings as it pertains to market rates in conjunction with carrier service metrics to strive for lower ingredient costing.

    Ensure the integrity of orders being generated to have the correct pricing to avoid invoice variances through our Accounts Payable.

    Bin usage optimization & review

    To maximize efficiencies, continued focus on bin space and ingredient allocation is needed.

    Collaboration with other members of our Nutrient Delivery team (e.g. Procurement) as well as colleagues in Operations to facilitate any changes will be required.


    Vacation coverage for colleagues handling similar roles.

    Availability & input for team meetings and / or vendor & carrier meetings where applicable.

    Occasional travel as required (mostly pertaining to the mill(s) that will be covered by this role).

    Additional duties that may be assigned as needed.


    University degree or diploma in Agriculture, Business Admin / Finance or Supply Chain Management preferred

    2 to 3 years of related experience in logistics is preferred

    Thinks and acts like an owner.

  • A strong commitment to supply management and inventory control, complemented by 2 - 3 years’ experience in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Production (preferred);
  • Thinks and acts like an owner

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Detail oriented with ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively;
  • Well-developed computer skills (MS Office programs), database management and a strong mathematical aptitude.

    Leadership, collaboration, coordination, good communication, high learning capacity

    Alignment with the company values and behaviors - Caring, Capable, Innovative Collaborative.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in Trouw Nutrition Canada Inc.; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    No calls please. We are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from qualified individuals, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

    Trouw Nutrition Canada Inc. is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities.

    Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

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