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Job Title:  Officer, Inventory Planning


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  159716
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 159716   
Business Function: Engineering   
Primary City: Ottawa  
Province: Ontario  
Employment Type: Full-Time  
Employment Status: Permanent  
Language Requirement: English Essential  
Employee Class and Level: UPCET02   
Number of Vacancies: 1   
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY):09/27/2022

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.



Job Description


Reporting to the Manager, Inventory Management is responsible for the day to day planning and analysis of management of inventories for Canada Post Corporation product lines.  Analyses corporate business plan and evaluates the impact on procurement as well as the material needs of customers. Conducts detailed analysis on inventory control and makes recommendations on policy or procedural changes to maximize efficiency and profit to Canada Post.



Job Responsibilities


•    Make recommendations on policies, procedures and systems to ensure that inventories are managed and controlled to ensure our corporate, private sector outlets and philatelic customers are properly supplied.


•    Make recommendations on cost reduction for all programs and initiatives.


•    Initiates input and develops work on all aspects of the different planning cycles for inventory control and works with sensitive and confidential information on ongoing and future Retail and Marketing product initiatives.  The planning cycles and inventory controls are then used to determine sensitive staffing impacts at the distribution centres.


•    Analyses corporate business plans, evaluates the likely impact on procurement and works with the customers to plan their material and inventory needs.  


•    Lead project teams for all product launches related to shipment-based orders for Consumers, Dealers, Corporate Post Offices and Commercial customers.  This includes New Rate stamp Launch, Lunar New Year program, NHL, Royal Canadian Mint.


•    Lead project teams to manage the end-to-end flow from design to delivery of the new products.  Team members include: Product Sponsors, Sourcing Management, Vendors, Retail Service Centre, Warehouse operations and Mail Networks.


•    Leads the corporate audit team for the warehouse inventory counts to ensure the accuracy and proper valuation of the corporate inventory. Manages the annual Physical Inventory count at the two Retail Service Centre warehouses (operated by a third-party provider).  


•    Leads the semi-annual Physical Inventory count process at Corporate Post Offices.


•    Provides input on the criteria for successful implementation of new products including funding, costs for inventory storage, revenues, timing for implementation including inventory UPC code creation and maintenance, service to customer and performance measurement to ensure a successful product launch.


•    Manages Logistics production of the Order Centre, scheduling orders, returns, data entry, and order desk activity.  For the warehouse, scheduling work priorities and distribution timelines determining when overtime or additional shifts are required.


•    Develops, schedules and performs the analytical and modeling activities required to formulate plans and forecasts in conjunctions with Marketing and Retail functions. 


Job Responsibilities (continued)


•    Conducts analysis of inventory system data for accuracy and analyses trends from historical data to manage current needs and to predict future demands for usage of inventory for regular and special initiatives. 


•    Lead project for destruction and other dispositions of inventory. Oversees requirement to minimize surplus material or inventory to ensure the maximum return on investment to the corporation.


•    Management of corporate equipment including Money order imprinters and warehouse shipping systems including PC’s and electronic scales.  Managing inventory planning for Money Order Imprinters and Warehouse shipping systems.  Single point of contact for the repair vendors for scheduling and shipping of equipments for repair.  Ensure repaired equipment meets specification.  Develop disposition plan for un-repairable equipment


•    Represents Retail Logistics in business process improvement initiatives.


•    Measures the performance of operating units, identifies corrective action for failures and provides information or potential integrated solutions to the problem to satisfy the requirements of all concerned parties. (Third Party Logistics, Transportation and Retail Operations & Call Centre Processing)


•    Conducts financial analysis of budgets for accuracy, analyses trends from prior period and/or prior year performance to manage current needs and to predict future trends to ensure that revenues are maximized and expenses are reduced.


•    Prepares and distributes summary reports on distribution to the corporate and franchise networks to monitor the sell through of products, highlights any issues and provides recommendations for corrective action to resolve the issue.

•    Trains new employees.


•    Replaces the Manager as required.


•    Performs other related duties.






•    A University or college degree/diploma in a related field.




•    1-3 years of related work experience is required.



Other Candidate Requirements

•    Enrollment in specific designation and or certifications programs may be required for certain positions.



Other Information


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.


Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making 
– A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds themselves and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.


Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve. 

Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.

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