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Demand Planner (2531372256)

Physical Labor and Trades

Construction / trades



Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Demand Planner

Makita is an international brand that produces cordless and electrical power tools, pneumatic tools, outdoor power equipment and cleaning equipment. Our focus is Customer First – a simple concept and we get it. Our tools are designed and developed with the user in mind and answering a simple question: How do we make the job easier and more efficient for the customer?

We have been in Canada since 1973 employing hundreds of people during our 40+ year history. Our Head Office is in Whitby, Ontario; we also operate 2 warehouse/ distribution centres (Ontario and British Columbia), and 13 factory service centres, strategically located from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Looking back on our history we are proud of our achievements and excited for the future and what it holds for our company.

Job Summary:

The Demand Planner, under the direction of the Director of Operations, will work within our purchasing division and oversea the demand planning activities. They will be responsible for leading the demand review process by collaborating cross-functionally within the organization.


  • Build and execute a forecast model based on demand patterns and business trends
  • Provide support in developing seasonal promotional forecasts
  • Using forecast analytics establish proper stockkeeping levels for top selling skus
  • Work cross functionally with marketing and sales teams to support revenue plan
  • Provide demand plan to ensure customer needs are met
  • Maintain proper inventory levels based on future customer demands
  • Provide analysis to support warehouse inventory movements and support picking and replenishment efficiencies
  • Provide analysis to support decision making for inventory locations across multiple DC’s
  • Identify areas of improvement and recommend action plans
  • Work with Purchasing Team to adjust forecast plan as required depending on production or shipping delays
  • Assist in risk and opportunities analytics and recommend strategies
  • Facilitate monthly planning meetings
  • Evaluate historical sales trends, examine demand drivers, develop statistical forecast models, and assess forecast results
  • Provide input in developing revenue strategies for discontinued stock as well as new product launches
  • Implement and identify opportunities for improvement by using analysis and logical thinking
  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistics and forecasting with an understanding of the financial impact on finance and operations
  • Gather raw data from multiple data systems and work with IT Team to ensure data is accurate and up to date


  • Bachelor’s degree or three (3) year post-secondary diploma
  • Previous work experience or certification an asset
  • Prior experience with AS400, IBM Web Query and Power BI or similar systems and reporting tools is required.
  • Superior MS Office skills with a focus on Excel and Access
  • Working knowledge of SQL server is an asset
  • Positive attitude: Must have the desire to connect and create connections with coworkers and approach challenges with a can-do attitude
  • Self reliance: Must take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Multitasking: Must be able to strategize priorities and work well in growing business setting as well as working with different system integrations
  • Business acumen: strategic thinking, planning, and organizing skills to successfully manage a variety of initiatives and responsibilities.
  • Interpersonal skills: the ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external customers is essential.
  • Communications skills: ability to communicate in a clear and professional manner verbally and in writing, and comfortable presenting to a group of people.
  • Teamwork: ability to work in a team environment and be productive with minimal supervision.

Company Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Benefits
  • RSP Plan

Interested in Joining our Team?

Please submit your cover letter and resume now!

We thank all those who apply for employment opportunities with Makita, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Makita Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in our workplace. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with Human Rights and Accessibility Legislation. Accommodations will be provided to individuals, upon request. If selected to participate in the recruitment process and you require accommodations, please advise Human Resources [Register to View]