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Manager, Production Planning

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Markham, CA, L6C 0C1

Company: Giesecke+Devrient

Job Summary
As a key member of the senior management team this role is responsible for the efficient coordination and communication of information and instructions between the Sales, Supply Chain and Production organizations in order to facilitate the delivery of customer orders.
This role will liase and collaborate closely with the other members of the senior management team to ensure continuous alignment of priorities and issue resolution, including the supply chain team regarding production planning and demand forecasting. The ability to think strategically, while at times also being able to work side by side with the team to provide guidance and direction, will be critical.
To be successful a candidate theb individual must be a superior communicator who can quickly assess the relevant details of a situation and provide clear feedback and guidance on a course of action. They will also need to possess strong management skills in order to oversee and direct the activities of teams across various functional areas as well as various technical abilities.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the master production schedule is created, maintained and distributed to optimize production to meet delivery schedules and forecasted customer demand
  • Manages the manufacturing planning and shop floor tracking functions and tools to support a 7x24 production environment, across all related facilities
  • Oversee the timely and accurate completion and communication of job status, systems updates and data analysis to review and evaluate production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory and finished goods demand
  • Ensures that internal customers have all available and current status information
  • Directly supervises the work and priorities of the Business Solutions team and all associated work tasks and areas of responsibility in the most efficient manner possible
  • Serves as the focal point for Customer Service and Sales regarding production status and planning activities relating to production and associated supply chain
  • Provide strategic input to maintain capacity vs load forecast and priority dispatch of orders
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain, production management and Sales to avoid and/or mitigate material shortages through the effective scheduling of production resources
  • Develop, maintain and enhance local production statistics and measurements and provide detailed reporting and analysis as required by Sales and Senior Management

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, problem solving, production control and decision making practices and principles in a highly detailed environment
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of production specifics and guidelines to facilitate the effective imlementation and onboarding of applications in the most production efficient manner
  • Continually assess and develop the team and practices to provide an efficient, customer oriented communication and information hub for production planning and forecasting
  • Proactively develop and maintain knowledge, skills and expertise to achieve positive results
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity about the current environment and challenges the status quo with a bias towards action and continuous improvement
  • Project lead and execution of initiatives relating to scheduling and/or production planning as it relates to the scope of Business Solutions
  • This position is expected to be able to effectively chair and coordinate multi-disciplinary meetings on a regular basis, and at different levels of the organization from front line supervisory to executive level
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Qualifications, Experience and Educational Requirements
Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years management / supervisory experience in a production / production planning  manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience and exposure to production/manufacturing environment 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
    • Production scheduling and planning concepts
    • Operations management concepts and methodoly
    • Project Management skills
    • Supply Chain management
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Strong computer skills/ use of Microsoft Office products and learning capability (knowledge of advanced spreadsheets is an asset)
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP (SAP an asset) and MES systems within a maufacturing environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations
  • Demonstrates a high level of accountability and ownership

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree / Post Secondary Diploma in Operations Management,  Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field 
  • The following certifications considered an asset: 
    • APICS certification 
    • CPIM – Certified Planning and Inventory Management
    • SAP Certified Application Associate - Production Planning and Manufacturing 
    • CPE - Certified Planning Engineer 

 

Working Conditions

  • 25-35% Internal meetings regarding planning, demand forecasting and status review
  • 5% Customer meetings regarding planning and status review
  • 15% Production floor interaction and follow up
  • 30% Team interaction and oversight
  • 15-25% Sales and Senior Management interaction regarding status review and planning
  • Required to transition frequently between office and high security production floor environments while managing daily activities
  • Frequent meeting attendance as both participant and chair based upon the topics and/or focus
  • Dynamic and fast paced environment with changing priorities and multi-tasking challenges daily
  • Direct Reports: 10-15 employees 

 

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting for meeting attendance and PC work for a maximum 1-2 hours infrequently
  • Safety shoes and smock required while in production areas
  • Infrequent requirement for after hours and/or weeked support of activities within scope of this role

 

Additional Information
*This job description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The candidate hired will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the supervisor.  The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as needed.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or valid work permit.
Please note:  Reference Checks and Credit, Criminal Background Checks will be administered on suitably qualified candidates. Your application will be kept on file for up to two years.

 

 

 

Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to contact us, please contact Human Resources at careers.gdsci@gi-de.com