Production Planner

Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Full Time
Mid Level

Position:    Production Planner                                   Reports to: Supply Chain Systems Manager

We are looking for a Production Planner to join our team! As part of this team, you are responsible for creating and maintaining plans for multiple food manufacturing facilities, as well as proactively addressing planning, scheduling, and production issues.

Opportunities

In this role, you will be working with Plant Managers and the Operations team to champion the coordination of all things related to production! The main challenge in this role is to stay organized and thorough with your work as we operate in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment. However, this gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your teamwork skills and adaptability. You will also have a chance to develop your leadership abilities and grow your career as we continue to expand.

Here is who you are…

Drive & motivation

  • You want to join a progressive family-owned company that is growing at a very fast pace
  • You enjoy working with people and solving problems
  • You are motivated by the idea of building a positive culture
  • You are willing to learn new skills and participate in relevant training sessions

Character & ABILITIES 

  • You are a solutions-oriented person who performs well under pressure
  • You can build meaningful relationships with key stakeholders
  • You can stay organized and prioritize in a constantly evolving environment

Knowledge & skills

  • You are highly organized and able to juggle multiple priorities
  • You have great verbal and written communication skills
  • You have excellent analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • You are skilled at ensuring every detail is correct

Experience

  • Have education or experience in production planning and scheduling, APICS CPIM for example
  • You have relevant experience working in a similar capacity in a food manufacturing facility
  • Experience or knowledge of Certificate of Analysis
  • Have customer service experience

Nice-to-Have

  • Relevant experience specifically with ingredients in a food manufacturing facility
  • Project Management Skills
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • DDMRP and the DDOM knowledge and working experience
  • APICS CPIM certification
  • Experience with the Theory of Constraints

things you will do…

  • Maintain and revise plans and schedules daily.
  • Review monitor and report on the progress of work and any problems that affect the planned production.
  • Ensure master item data is accurate and make sure new items are setup correctly.
  • Communicate with Customer Service and/or end customers about shipment dates and updates.
  • Oversee finished good inventory at Distribution Centers and facilitate appropriate D/C transfers.
  • Work closely with Logistics and Production to ensure complete on-time deliveries (OTIF).
  • Collaborate with Procurement to ensure material and packaging demands are accurate and up to date
  • Develop, document, and maintain production models to support both short-range and long-range planning and analysis
  • Create and distribute production, shipment, and work schedules
  • Monitor and report on inventory levels, yields, efficiency, quality, and downtime

OTHER …

  • You may on occasion work at varied times for afterhours support as the job requires
  • Fast response times to all communications and requests from Production and customers are critical in this role
  • This position is very hands-on and in-person at this stage

________________________________________________________________________________________Detailed Description of Duties:

  • Work closely with Logistics and Production to ensure complete on-time deliveries (OTIF).
  • Collaborate with Procurement to ensure material and packaging demands are accurate and up to date
  • Collaborate with Customer Service to ensure customers are updated and satisfied in a timely manner
  • Develop, document, and maintain production models to support both short-range and long-range planning and analysis
  • Create and distribute production, shipment, and work schedules
  • Monitor and report on inventory levels, yields, efficiency, quality, and downtime
  • Communicate and coordinate timing with relevant departments for new launches and R&D product developments.
  • Other duties as assigned
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