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Production Planner

Production Planner

Key Responsibilities

  • Create, communicate, and maintain weekly production and capacity plans, incorporating sales history, current inventory, current customer orders, base forecasts, and promotion forecasts
  • Create, communicate, and maintain daily production and resource schedules. This requires a minimum daily review of schedule attainment and changes in customer demand.
  • Create, communicate, and maintain weekly material demand, and daily material delivery schedules
  • Maintain and improve existing models for the activities listed above
  • Plan and schedule within all constraints, including customer service requirements, material availability, and limits on shelf-life, resource capacity, and space.
  • Ensure plans and schedules are met. Investigate and report on variances.
  • Identify and report potential capacity, labour, material problems well in advance.
  • Lead daily Operations meeting with Plant Manager and managers from Production, QA, Maintenance, Purchasing
  • Review yesterday’s results, today’s progress, tomorrow’s plan
  • Discuss plant issues and ideas
  • Assign action items and review outstanding action items
  • Correspond regularly with Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing, Production, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Shipping/Receiving to stay informed, and share information.

Requirements for this position

  • High performer who is, analytical, and reliable, with strong communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a key role with strong interpersonal and priority management skills
  • Strong command of the English language
  • High-powered computer user with MS Excel experience, including use of formulas and pivot tables.
  • Strong mathematical competence
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing, and supply chain’s role in manufacturing
  • Passion for a Supply Chain career in food manufacturing.
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