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Inventory Planner

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

Company: Sonepar

With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. Gescan is a proud member of the Sonepar Canada family, one of the largest B-to-B electrical distribution networks in the world. Sonepar Canada has over 1900 employees working out of 114 offices between the unique brands. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers.


Why Join Us?  


  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.  
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.  
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.  


Scope of the Position


Plans and coordinates warehousing and distribution of transfer replenishment. Includes coordinating purchases, scheduling receiving/shipping within 3rdparty warehouse and branches. Responsible for maintaining inventory levels, managing all freight claims and entering all transfer documentation into the company system.Responsible for the month end exception reports.




  • Purchase material for inventory and non-stock items for branches and customer orders.
  • Reviewing purchasing reports to ensure timely purchase of stock using the most economical vendor.
  • Reviewing warehouse transfer reports to ensure timely replensihment of stock.
  • Review and resolve Warehouse Transfer and Purchase Order exceptions, discrepancies and errors.
  • Monitor to make sure fax and/or EDI’s go through to the vendor.
  • Expedite and follow-up open purchase orders and maintain up to date delivery dates in the system.
  • Communicate to BM, CSM or Sales Representative unusual or extended delivery dates.
  • Follow-up on open warehouse transfers and Purchase Orders including ones not printed.
  • ICAMM reports will be completed monthly to ensure appriopriate stock controls are in place
  • Review line points / order points and adjust as required any items not picked up on ICAMM report.
  • Maintain communication with BM and CSM’s with respect to inventory changes.
  • Issue PORM’s based on any return requests made.
  • Monitor stages (1 through 7) of PO’s and PORM’s issued.
  • Filing Purchase Orders and PORM’s.
  • Resolve accounting issues for PO’s and PORM’s issued where discrepancies exist.
  • Review lost sale and stockout reports and adjust inventory levels where appropriate.
  • Assist with stock rotations as needed.
  • Maintain beneficial vendor relationships.
  • Ensure pricing is current and up to date and communicate to pricing department any changes immediately and assist where necessary.
  • Advise Senior Buyer of any vendor / departmental issues.
  • Stay current on company and departmental implemented training programs.
  • Ensure company policies are adhered to.
  • To understand and practice specific responsibilities within the Health and Safety program
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education & Training


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Post secondary courses in Purchasing preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.




  • Up to 3 years related experience.


Benefits & Perks


  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. Gescan is very thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.  


More information on Gescan:  

Website: www.Gescan.com  
Twitter: @gescanwest  
Facebook: Gescan Canada  
LinkedIn: Gescan  
YouTube: GescanTV   

Sonepar is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. In order to be considered for employment at any Sonepar location you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.