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Master Planner

Job Number:  47272
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Modatek Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47272 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Modatek Systems 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: MILTON 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

The Master Planner is responsible for maintaining customer contact as it relates to production and customer requirements.  

Key Responsibilities

•    Plans and coordinates production activities as it relates to Materials including:
o    Maintains finished goods inventory level
o    Schedules production to maximize efficiency and reduce overtime
o    Creates detailed production schedules
o    Recommends action plans when required
o    Recommends overtime when required
•    Customer contact for releases and shipments:
o    Reviews EDI and manual requirements from the customer
o    Creates load schedules for shipments based on customer EDI
o    Maintains the customer/supplier relationship for materials related activities
•    Communicates customer schedules and forecasts to management for manpower planning, financial planning, and capacity planning
•    Monitors movement of empty shipping racks to ensure production numbers are met and follows up with affected parties to ensure a steady flow
•    Reviews and monitors inventory transactions in CMS and initiates inventory adjustments if required.
•    Participate in root cause analysis on inventory discrepancies to maintain inventory accuracy and financial records.
•    Resolves supply chain constraints to ensure internal and external customers are satisfied.
•    Develops capacity plans and long term schedules to maximize efficiency
•    Creates and maintains operation procedures and work instructions
•    Communicates to all levels of management within Modatek (Team Leader to General Manager)
•    Monitors and tracks customer delivery performance as it relates to Materials Management; develops action plans for ratings below 100%
•    Utilizes customer portals to answer problem reports, shipping violations, and update any specific requirements
•    Communicates engineering breakpoints to the customer and coordinates the shipment of old and new level material
•    Coordinates engineering change build schedules with Production and Engineering departments to satisfy customer timing
•    Reviews and updates production plans in ERP system (CMS) 
•    Reviews item master, BOM, and routings in CMS to ensure accuracy of planning parameters
•    Participate in the completion of any customer specific assessment annually 
•    Practices and promotes continuous improvements of materials processes and seeks cost reduction opportunities.
•    Provides direction and advise to Materials Planners as a senior member of the team
•    Works as part of a team for new program launches
•    Supports year end, quarterly, and daily inventory counts to ensure system and financial accuracy
•    Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e. IATF 16949, ISO14001)
•    Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
•    Adheres to Modatek’s core values; integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty
•    Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Community College diploma in Materials or Supply Chain Management
•    Five (5) years’ experience in Materials Planning role in an automotive JIT environment, preferably with extensive OEM Service Parts Planning 
•    Knowledge of using an ERP system;
•    Excellent customer relations skills
•    Strong working knowledge of customer based computer systems (ie. SMART, GM Supply Power, DDL, SUPER G)
•    Ability to multi task 
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
•    Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs

Additional Information

Division Description
Located in Milton, Ontario, Modatek Systems is a division of Magna International. At Modatek, our dedicated team produce chassis systems utilizing innovative hydroforming, automated welding, and electrostatic coating processes within a large, safety-focused facility.

What we have to offer
Our people are our greatest asset. As a valued Modatek team member, we offer you:
•    A great work experience with a dedicated and diverse workforce
•    A focus on safety, health and wellness, including a corporate wellness program, fitness membership discounts, and a subsidized cafeteria with health conscious options
•    Competitive extended health benefits
•    A group RRSP with employer matching
•    Participation in the Employee Equity and Profit Sharing Plan
•    Company paid uniforms, allowances for prescription safety glasses, earplugs and safety shoes
•    Staff appreciation events
•    Continuous training and development, including an educational reimbursement program

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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