Production Planner
Landon Morgan
Hamilton area, Ontario, Canada
16d ago

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for production planning and scheduling and inventory control.
  • Ensure the plant adheres to all government regulations regarding safe food production, ensuring the highest standards of food safety are applied plant-wide.
  • Optimize and use initiative on a daily and ongoing basis to execute production schedules through the use of planning, organizing and the controlling of resources.
  • Review new and current product specifications, revising the existing specifications and making recommendations.
  • Execute daily, weekly, and monthly schedules for incoming and outgoing raw materials.
  • Plan, organize and control daily / weekly production schedules.
  • Organize and communicate with necessary parties, the plant’s production schedule.
  • Develop and maintain existing planning models for production and inventory scheduling.
  • Ensure that inventory levels in company warehouse, production, and distribution operations result in superior customer service levels.
  • Optimize inventory levels and ensure that they are adequate to meet the production requirements.
  • Communicate with Sales and Customer Service Department on current and future demands
  • Ability to factor number of constraints : Shelf life maximization, storage limitations, frequency order patterns.
  • Accountable to specific targets, setting objectives and delivering results.
  • Prioritize work and follow through.
  • Report to the Plant Manager regularly, bring forward ideas for improvement.
  • Support R&D and identify schedule and planning concerns and opportunities.
  • Continuously assesses the production schedule and the product being produced and react in a timely manner to communicate potential problems.
  • Requirements

  • experience in the meat processing environment is a mandatory requirement preferably with a minimum of five (5) years of experience working on the production floor involved in the planning function.
  • sound knowledge of HACCP, SOPs, GMP, environmental safety, and mass production with the ability to understand both technical and inventory support constraints and issues is essential.
  • ability to recognize and resolve scheduling errors, compliance issues, seek out and apply best practices.
  • strong communication skills; excellent understanding of English with above average verbal and written skills required.
  • excellent organizational, time management, tracking and follow-up skills.
  • attention to detail is mandatory as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. ability to interact with others with a can-
  • do attitude, always achieving a positive outcome.

  • ability to maintain the highest standards of food safety and confidentiality regarding production techniques and processes.
  • possess a comprehensive understanding of food safety strategy.
  • maturity and the ability to work with accuracy including multitasking while concentrating and working to tight deadlines.
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