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Planning & Fulfillment Manager 

Location: Varennes, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: CA55077542
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking a Planning and Fulfillment Manager for the Varennes (Quebec) location. This role is responsible for leading Production Planning (including Tests with a third party), Supply Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Management and Resource Management. The position is responsible for driving planning initiatives to improve customer on time delivery and lead-time, to be accountable for inventory management, procurement / purchasing, and production plan adherence and reporting.


  • Scheduling: Owner of the site planning process:

  • Demand Planning, Sales & Operation Planning, Master Planning, Detailed Scheduling, and Materials Planning.

  • Provides visibility of supply capacity and materials availability to the local and Hub S&OP process.

  • Own the local S&OP process, make sure that all participants contribute and ensure process adherence.

  • Coordination: Connects planning with execution (Production and testing) by making sure on time material availability on the shop floor and to the testing lab.

  • Coordinate an appropriate response to unplanned events.

  • Support the profitable execution of customer and purchase orders, in coordination with project management, engineering, quality, manufacturing and strategic procurement.

  • Inventory: Owns the inventory forecast for the local unit.

  • Establishes and maintains inventory processes including raw materials, WIP, finished goods and contract assets (project units) in line with HUB / Business Line instructions.

  • Is accountable for inventory within the site, and drive inventory optimization projects within the site.

  • Continuous Improvement: Leads / contributes to cross-functional initiatives for optimizing customer on-time delivery, lead-time, inventory, material availability, resource utilization, and forecast accuracy.

  • Uses lean 6 sigma tools whenever applicable. Collaborate with other units (FES, internal and external suppliers) in the end-to-end supply chain.

  • Develops and executes plans to reduce non-value-added costs and delight internal & external customers by delivering products on time.

  • Ensures compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental policies and rules.

  • Assesses risks and safety hazards and implements plans to ensure people and equipment safety.

  • Provides local leadership for the development of best practices in planning systems and integrated ERPs.

  • Leads local planning, operational purchasing, order handling, and inventory management.

  • Ensures (with HR support) that local teams are properly organized, staffed, skilled and developed.

  • Guides, motivates, and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR and company policies.


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, operations management, engineering, business, or related field and 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment

  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work in Canada

  • Professional certification (CSCP, CPSM, CPM, CPIM, or other purchasing, supply chain related certifications) are a plus

  • Experience with MS-Office tools including MS-Project

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written

  • Experience with SAP is an important asset Bilingual (English & French)

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

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