Production Planner

Job Function:

CA, ON, Brampton

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Production Planner is responsible for determining production priorities and setting the production schedule to support customer requirements, monitoring kanbans/blanket orders, and purchasing materials.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Develop production plans and set production schedules in support of customer delivery requirements and manufacturing capacity
  • Purchase order releases against established “blanket” or “kanban” orders in the ERP system; collaborate with the buyer/senior buyer on the transition of expiring blankets and agreements
  • Responsible for the transactional process of production planning in the ERP system to ensure accurate production orders and purchase releases based on customer required date; collaborate with manufacturing to manage capacity constraints, collaborate with engineering on new item introduction processes
  • Monitor kanbans for assigned products; develop and execute improvements to focus on inventory reduction and elimination of material shortages
  • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of manufacturing work orders
  • Plan for and process procurement of raw material from domestic and international suppliers using MRP (JDE)
  • Expedite and complete routine past due purchase order follow up to ensure timely receipt of material to support the production schedule
  • Generate work orders using JDE and create production packages
  • Release work orders to manufacturing per the production schedule
  • Develop and execute improvements to focus on inventory reduction and material shortages
  • Responsible for gathering and reporting established planning metrics in support of the overall supply chain metrics. Metrics may include material shortages, late orders, unplanned orders, inventory by planner and inventory reduction
  • Exercises initiative and independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address day-to-day activities
  • Regular interactions with functional department staff heads and other internal stakeholders, as well as external relationships with suppliers, customers and other G&W employees as required
  • Consults with manager when making decisions regarding complex or unusual circumstances
  • Manage engineering drawing change notices within the supply base and manufacturing as required
  • All other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field
  • APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), SCMP designation, or similar designation a strong asset
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems required, JDE Oracle a strong asset
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a production planning role within a make to order/engineered to order  manufacturing environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced skills in MS Excel, Word, Access, Project, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure in a high-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written English
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated individual with a sense of initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player while solving problems and multitasking in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to independently identify and develop solutions to problems that may arise in the course of work
  • Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or comments from internal clients

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capable of working on concurrent projects or supporting portions of larger, more complex projects following established guidelines
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and principles
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • This role is located in the general office environment, with regular visits to manufacturing
  • PC use

Why G&W Electric?

We have established a long lived reputation for product quality and innovation. We believe our greatest asset is our employees and look for highly motivated, self-driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment. Our business is growing and if you are looking to grow and continue your development and reach success, you’ll find it at G&W Electric.  Be a part of keeping the lights on for critical infrastructure needs; hospitals, manufacturing, schools, retail spaces and much more.

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G&W offers the following benefits:

  • Generous Profit Sharing with RRSP Program paid quarterly
  • 17 paid days including Christmas shutdown and vacation
  • Annual performance increases
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package including life insurance, health, dental and paramedical services (all paid by employer)
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Job Security
  • Succession Planning
  • Air-conditioned/heated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
  • Wellness and Gym Reimbursement Programs
  • Training and Developmental Opportunities
  • Continuous Performance Feedback
  • Fun social events, holiday party, bowling nights, and many more.

G&W Canada Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, G&W Canada Corporation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform G&W Canada Corporation’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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