Materials Planner
The Ian Martin Group
St Catherines, Ontario
30d ago

On behalf of one of Canada’s most prestigious wineries, we are looking for a Materials Planner. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this person will ensure that the production team has all the required materials and resolve any shortages, in order to meet Supply Chain KPIs.

He she will be providing support to 2 plants; managing aprx 900 material SKUs and 200 retail SKUs

Duties Include :

  • Build and maintain Procurement to align with the Demand Forecast Plan.
  • Review orders with Senior Buyer, ensuring that order replenishment quantities and dates meet forecasts.
  • Collect data to determine impact of Forecast Updates and changes on packaging material availability and take necessary actions to ensure support of these changes.
  • Review MRP (Materials Requirement Planning,) Material Exception Reports
  • Participate in detailed capacity planning meetings
  • Expedite materials to support new product launches, package changes and Master Production Schedule changes while keeping below the expedite target.
  • Participate in monthly Marketing New Product Development meetings and creating materials plans for approved projects
  • Review packaging material obsolescence reports to determine requirement for use or initiate packaging write down process.
  • Update Operation’s measurement data and provide a monthly summary report to Director of Operations Manager.
  • Skills Required :

  • 5+ years material planning, inventory management and logistics experience
  • Diploma or Certificate in related business or technical field required
  • Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Supply Chain & Logistics Management certification preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and theories of material requirements planning
  • Experience in a manufacturing processing environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel)
  • Must have an affinity for data analysis and ability to identify anomalies
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple requests simultaneously
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with employees in other departments
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