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Forecasting, Planning, and Logistics Manager

Location: Ottawa, ON
Posted on: March 8, 2023


At March Networks, our goal is to create a positive working environment where all of our employees can thrive. When you join our team, you’ll enjoy flexibility and support for a healthy work-life balance, as well as the professional development opportunities needed to advance your career. You’ll be part of a growing global technology company that encourages teamwork and innovation, and where friendships are forged with colleagues all over the world. Our employees enjoy a comprehensive Total Rewards Package including attractive time-off policies and an annual bonus plan. At March Networks, we value your hard work, creativity and your passionate desire to deliver only the best to our customers, partners and each other.


The Forecasting, Planning, and Logistics Manager is responsible for the day to day activities of the Forecasting, Planning, and Logistics (FP&L) department. The successful candidate will manage the global logistics process and provide leadership and development to the Planning and Logistics team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the March Networks Sales and Operations Planning process which is the core activity driving all supply and demand decisions for the company
  • Manage all finished goods inventory and drive inventory to levels that sustain customer service levels whilst minimizing excess and obsolete stock
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of all SAP related transactions within the department
  • Responsible for the regular counting and reporting of inventory, including the accuracy of the results at period ends
  • Responsible for the analysis and management of all part numbers and their categorization, to determine safety stock, lead-times, and their appropriate supply chain
  • Work with Senior Manager of Procurement to ensure delivery commitments are met and that delays in availability are mitigated
  • Responsible for the ongoing relationship between March Networks Operations and our outsourced Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and Order Fulfillment teams (LDS, Sanmina El Paso) as well as our team in Milan, Italy
  • Ensure that the planning team executes work orders and pick list for the order fulfillment process in a timely manner
  • Prioritize workload to ensure customer priorities are met and that period end objectives are maximized for company performance
  • Develop methods and practices associated with the introduction of new products
  • Establish regular reviews with 3PL’s to assess opportunities for process improvements and cost savings
  • Negotiate rates for new processes, including. cost of pick, pack and ship, re-label etc.
  • Continuously monitor, manage, and negotiate the logistics and shipping costs for shipping lanes between manufacturing locations, distribution centers and customers in order to minimize shipping costs
  • Provide day to day guidance to the team members
  • Ensure that each FP&L employee receives the appropriate systems and process training to be able to excel at their job. Identify any new training requirements and plan training sessions accordingly
  • Provide support to FP&L staff and 3PL’s during periods of temporary workload fluctuations
  • Ensure all members of the FP&L team perform their duties in a professional manner; adhere to company policies and procedures, and preserve the integrity of March Networks through ethical practices


  • Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary education, preferably in operations, supply chain management, or finance
  • 10 years of experience in a similar role preferable in a hi-tech environment
  • 3-5 years of management experience
  • Sound knowledge of:
    • MS Office,
    • SAP or similar ERP system
    • Preferably familiar with Kinaxis or other planning-based system
  • Ability to provide clear, concise presentations, and produce accurate documentation and reports
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to manage work schedules for the FP&L department
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work within ambiguous situations
  • Experience in dealing directly with senior management whether internal or external
  • Customer focused, with strong attention to detail, and commitment to quality
  • Ability to work independently through verbal/written instructions from senior management
  • Ability to promote and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Familiar with MRP techniques and terminology
  • Experience in providing analytical reports to management


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
  • EAP access
  • RRSP matching
  • Company holiday closure
  • Flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement

March Networks is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse workforce.

Please note: Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants can make their accommodation needs known to us in their cover letter.

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