Inventory Planner

Interprovincial Cooperative Limited (IPCO), a respected leader in the Agricultural industry, is currently recruiting for their Inventory Planner position on a permanent basis, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba reporting to the Production Superintendent.

What you’ll do:
You will be responsible for determining the quantities and delivery dates required of all IPCO raw materials to meet the requirements of the supplied production schedules and member forecasts. Manage the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system; establishing lead times, safety stock levels, taking into account consumption rates, and forecasting requirements. Expedite and monitor delivery status for all IPCO purchased  materials. Communicate daily/weekly on delivery updates/changes. Routinely, and in a time sensitive environment, update all material quantity and delivery requirements by reviewing revised production schedules.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • • Determining IPCO material quantity, delivery requirements and flow schedule, using bill of materials and
    production schedules/forecasts. Assisting the Production Manager in planning of IPCO and Partner production;
    succinctly communicating quantities and delivery timing needs to the Inventory Coordinator & Buyer. Based on
    existing inventory and outstanding orders and delivery dates, confirming inventory levels (trial kitting) prior to
    production and within required timeframes to ensure production can commence as scheduled. Monitor and track
    delivery timing of all IPCO production materials’ purchase orders. Receive member production upsides/updates
    and review material inventory/delivery dates to determine scheduling options and provide to Production Manager.
  • • Develop material flow schedule for Partner (contract customer) goods coming to IPCO’s internal and offsite
    warehouses, communicating schedule to Partner customers to ensure that all raw and packaging materials are
    available for uninterrupted production. Develop usage agreements for common use components between IPCO
    and Partner customers, engaging Partner customers to ensure arrangements are agreeable to both parties.
  • • Managing offsite warehouse inventory for both IPCO and Partners. Manage inventory reconciliation between
    Syspro, barcode system, offsite warehouse and Partner systems as required. Provide direction and instructions to
    ensure reconciliation and posting of all Partner inventory information is completed to meet customer
  • • Manage IPCO glyphosate supply chain, including creating, submitting and managing purchases and delivery.

Why it matters:
IPCO is a Canadian co-owned and operated manufacturing facility with a long history of supporting the agricultural sector by providing safe and effective agriculture products. IPCO strives as a premier manufacturer for its owners and partners alike by offering high-level capabilities and many years of accumulated expertise in formulation and packaging. IPCO prides itself on being an employer of choice with long-term employee relationships. A culture of safety and quality is paramount at IPCO, therefore the IPCO plant is ISO 9001-2015 registered and stringently adheres to regulations set out by Health Canada and additional federal, provincial and municipal compliance requirements.

Who you are:
You are looking for a career in Production and:

  • • You have a relevant one-year certificate program and a minimum 3 years of relevant experience. Experience in
    planning, MRP use, and inventory management in a manufacturing environment would be preferred. Supervisory
    experience would be an asset. A combination of education and relevant work experience may also be considered.
  • • Experience in an ISO 9001 and SAP manufacturing environment is an asset. Knowledge of Operational Excellence
    techniques is an asset. Certified Lean Yellow or Green Belt preferred.
  • • You’re honest and trustworthy, are proactive and results oriented and strive to be the best in what you do. You
    can think analytically while dealing with complex situations with multiple variables.
  • • You believe in collaboration, building relationships and value the perspectives of others. This opportunity is a
    career level IPCO – Management position.

IPCO offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of Western Canada’s most successful organizations.

If this opportunity speaks to you, we invite you to send your resume and cover letter by August 28th, 2020 to Please discuss your intentions with your team leader before submitting your application.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Richard Anderson, Talent Acquisition Specialist at 306.649.5294.

Please note you may be required to undergo a substance test in accordance with IPCO policies.

Posted on August 13, 2020.

IPCO Inventory Planner Posting (PDF)