Inspired HR

Inspired HR is seeking an Import Planner/Buyer on behalf of a confidential client to coordinate replenishment ordering of all import goods and manufacturing raw materials according to forecast demand for each location. They will also manage shipment and delivery, including ocean freight, to ensure most cost effective on time arrival of the goods to meet demand and minimize total inventory.

Key Results Areas

  • Review inventory and stocking levels of materials sourced externally and coordinate and schedule timely replenishment according to forecast demand.
  • Review demand by product family and ensure that we have adequate capacity to meet demand.
  • Track orders and manage shipments to ensure on time delivery of incoming stock.
  • Regularly review ocean freight vendor pricing. Coordinate shipments as necessary to ensure on time delivery at best price.


  • Develop production schedules for each production line and monitor import manufacturing to ensure timely completion of orders, providing regular status updates.
  • Regularly review forecasted demand vs available capacity and advise as part of the Sales and Operation planning process.
  • Conduct regular reviews and adjustment of import manufacturing lead times/stocking levels in Epicor
  • Optimize ocean freight vendor pricing to maximize freight margin and on time delivery
  • Regular contact with key overseas suppliers to build and maintain relationships


  • Some post-secondary education- a completed degree, diploma or certificate is preferred.
  • APICS CPIM certification is an asset
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience using Epicor is an asset
  • Comfortable working in a factory environment
  • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Fluency in both spoken and written Mandarin is an asset
  • Process focused/analytical problem-solver
  • Independent worker who takes ownership for responsibilities
  • Driven to achieve with emphasis on results
  • Team player who respects others
  • Detail-oriented


  • Fraser Valley Regional District

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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