Production Planner / Scheduler

  • Category
    Industrial & manufacturing - Assembly / Production
  • Contract Type
    Direct Hire
  • Location
    Brampton, Ontario

Production Planner / Scheduler

Our client is a leader in the manufacturing sector with multiple operations in north America. The role of the Production Planner / Scheduler is to successfully meet the facility and corporate goals and objectives, while managing all production planning and scheduling within the facility. The production planner / scheduler performs under general supervision, all functions related to coordinating daily production requirements for planning and scheduling of production, reporting to the Materials Manager.

REQUIREMENTS– Production Planner / Scheduler

- 5+ years of relevant experience in materials planning, scheduling, forecasting, logistics, supply chain ideally within a low volume/high mix manufacturing environment.
- Degree / diploma in Materials Management or equivalent work experience.
- Strong ERP/MRP systems knowledge, prior experience with CMS an asset.
- Understanding of production flow principles and manufacturing processes.
- CMS working knowledge is preferred. ERP & MRP knowledge required and Computer proficiency required in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Experience with lean concepts/tools such as Kanban, JIT and Kaizen.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people.
- Good written, oral and presentation skills.
- Capable of managing multiple challenging assignments concurrently; moving swiftly and decisively, but collaboratively and effectively with others
- Effective problem solver in a team environment
- Perceptive, responsible and accountable

RESPONSIBILITIES - Production Planner / Scheduler

- Develop production schedules in accordance with sales forecast, plant, and employee capacity, and new business opportunities.
- Create, monitor, analyze, plan and execute daily production schedules for Production parts in accordance with the standard best practices.
- Setup and modification of new/existing parts and routing in CMS.
- Single point contact for internal & external customers.
- Participate and co-ordinate Daily Cycle Counting of Inventory and periodical Physical Inventory.
- Responsible to maintain parts inventories to support production requirements.
- Ensuring right consumption of raw material as per the BOM and accountable for raw material consumption.
- Notification of any spikes or changes to customer demand and initiate appropriate next steps with related stake holders.
- Coordinate parts changes with Sales, Engineering, Production, Accounting and Materials.
- Responsible to ensure no parts shortages, obsolescence or excess inventory.
- Schedule the production process and departmental activities relating to material, employee, and equipment availability.
- Efficiently assign production to minimize company costs and meet delivery deadlines.
- Review production specifications, identify, and report plant capacity constraints.
- Resolve production, manpower and material shortage problems quickly in an order of priority.
- Schedule training programs for staff to develop themselves on the job and meet production goals.
- Use CMS to generate reports and schedules.
- Create and publish Weekly Customer Releases and delivery reports.
- Create and publish Weekly reports of Material Yield, Earned hours, Capacity planning and down time hours for all production departments.
- more to be supplied upon interview or hiring


If you are interested in this Production Planner / Scheduler position in Brampton, ON - apply with your resume in MS Word (ideally) to the consultant below.

Craig Charnock

Account Manager, Engineering & Manufacturing
ccharnock (at)


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