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Head of Planning

Remote (Canada) Toronto, ON

At Canopy Growth, our mission is clear: improve lives, end cannabis prohibition, and strengthen communities. We believe that cannabis can be a force for good. We’re building a consumer-centric organization that is focused on sharing the transformational potential of cannabis with the world. We will achieve this through an innovative and disruptive portfolio of cannabis and hemp-derived products.


With millions of square feet of licensed production capacity and operations spanning four continents, Canopy Growth is the world's leading cannabis and hemp company.


We recognize that employees are at the core of our success, and we take pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration, and diversity.


Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue our incredible momentum of growth. If you are interested in building global challenger brands, scaling a business, and working in a values-driven environment, we want to hear from you!


Reporting directly to the President, Canada, the Head of Planning will play a pivotal role in orchestrating and managing Sales Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and the S&OP process. This role demands strategic thinking, collaborative leadership, and a comprehensive understanding of planning operations within the cannabis industry.


Responsibilities 

  • Sales Planning: Lead the development of sales strategies and forecasts in close collaboration with the sales team, incorporating market insights, historical data, and consumer trends.
  • Demand Planning: Oversee demand forecasting activities, collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate projections, inventory management, and optimization of the supply chain.
  • Supply Planning: Manage supply planning processes to align inventory levels, production capacities, and procurement strategies with demand forecasts and market needs.
  • S&OP Oversight: Drive the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process, fostering alignment among Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Finance to synchronize plans and resources effectively.
  • Strategic Leadership: Provide strategic direction and guidance to the planning team, ensuring robust planning strategies, and fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Performance Analysis: Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate planning effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and drive operational excellence.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate extensively with various departments to align planning activities, resolve conflicts, and ensure cohesive execution of plans.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay abreast of industry regulations and market dynamics impacting planning activities, ensuring compliance and adaptation to changing requirements.
  • Other: Duties as assigned.


Experience  

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field; Master's degree preferred or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in sales planning, demand planning, supply chain management, and leading S&OP processes, preferably within a regulated industry.
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of managing and developing high-performing teams.
  • Strong analytical abilities, proficiency in planning software, ERP systems, and data analysis tools.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the cannabis industry landscape, market dynamics, and regulatory considerations is highly advantageous.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.


Other Details

This is a full-time position based remotely in Canada.


We appreciate your interest, and promise to review all applications, but we will only be contacting those who best fit the requirements.


We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify your Talent Acquisition Partner. Please note, the chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks.

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