Demand Planner (FG Planning exp) - Markham, Ontario

Job TitleDemand Planner (FG Planning exp) – Markham, Ontario

Job Description

Demand Planner

Your Challenge:

At Philips, we are looking for agile and innovative thinkers to help us to connect with our customers in new, creative and innovative ways. The lighting industry is in full transformation. Conventional light sources are rapidly replaced with electronic light sources (LED) and this has enabled the use of digital technology to connect and control lighting and increase functionality in a way that was never possible before. The innovation speed has increased dramatically and the scope has expanded to electronics, software, communications and information technology, systems engineering and data analytics for services.

Your Responsibilities:

This role works as a Demand Planner on problems of diverse scope where analysis of planning data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. The development of the solution requires a multi-disciplinary approach and knowledge of planning principles, -theories and -concepts. Formulates the solution for (technical) partial problems that cannot be found by combining previous experiences but by composing newly acquired planning knowledge. May lead multi-disciplinary planning change projects, managing a number of people. Works independently and provides consultative advice within specific functional areas. Introduces planning methods/procedures that are new for the organization. Applies advanced planning process principles to multiple tasks. Proficient in area of specialization and contributes in other disciplines. Determines feasibility of planning concepts or projects. Has basic knowledge of related disciplines.

Our Offer:

Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. For more information, visit us online.


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree with > 5 years of related experience in demand planning; or a Master’s degree with < 3 years of related experience in demand planning.
  • Experience and ability to drive products through tactical, meaningful demand planning with thoughtful/analytically viewed recommendations is required
  • Experience with FG planning with multi facilities, strong inventory management, strong statistical knowledge to manage safety stocks.
  • Achieve high customer service level with optimal inventory and minimum excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Experience with demand planning process development is strongly preferred
  • Forecast Accuracy with ability to drive accuracy with a PDCA methodology (Plan Do Check Act)
  • Analytical ability to predict/prepare for challenging forecast figures and data
  • Ability and experience with successful Account Planning and Customer Collaboration
  • Focus on and ability to leverage experience with Statistical tools and techniques required
  • SAP strongly preferred


Advance your career in an environment that supports work-life balance, well-being and continuous learning. Making an impact through meaningful innovation starts here. Apply today!

Visit our careers website to learn more about Philips Lighting or introduce yourself on our Talent Community.

Philips Lighting Canada Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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