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Materials Planner

Job Number:  54754
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Structures Heart Lake
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Brampton, ONTARIO, CA, L6R 0A9



Job Number: 54754 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Structures Heart Lake 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


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

Schedules all resources to meet 100% of shipments. Collaborate with Materials and Production teams to ensure production schedules meet demand timing and inventory targets while optimizing efficiency of manufacturing resources.

**The successful candidate for this role will work at our new Magna Structures Heart Lake facility located in Brampton, ON**

Key Responsibilities

  • Create production schedules for internal or external suppliers out of internal or external customer demands
  • Run weekly MRPs and Make necessary changes to MRP output as needed to ensure customer demand coverage
  • Communicate MRP via EDI or email to supply base and obtain acknowledgement of communication to ensure compliance
  • Communicate with customers and suppliers on a daily basis to ensure parts/goods availability while keeping inventory within pre-defined levels
  • Facilitate and manages scheduling matters within Materials department, as well as, other departments, locations and divisions, including senior management
  • Coordinate with other departments to address subcontracting or external manufacturing needs to ensure supply
  • Provide daily manpower requirements to production and HR to obtain necessary headcount to perform desired schedules
  • Monitor and report production KPI’s • Measure capacity utilization and analyze future demand to identify gaps and opportunities
  • Communicate with release analyst and shipping department to ensure harmonization of activities to meet needed objectives
  • Set schedules daily for all equipment and monitor production progress
  • If bottlenecks occur, define, communicate, agree on and/or report counter measurements
  • Identify need for freight expedites and provide written request to logistics department for execution 
  • Communicate all component shortages to Material Manager for further escalations
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers and/or suppliers
  • Create and execute Purchase Orders and Purchase REQ’s as required
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and work place safety
  • Dependable and Team Player
  • TS16949 awareness and adherence

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Post secondary education or equivalent work experience
  • CMS with minimum 2 years experience as a Materials Planner
  • Automotive manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of inventory control techniques
  • Communication skills to control supplier schedule and escalate to resolve problems with urgency
  • Problem solving skills such as 8D, 5 Why, Parrado analysis would be an asset
  • Education and experience that support Material Planning techniques

What Heart Lake Offers

  • Weekly pay via direct deposit
  • Company paid Medical and Dental Benefits and an option for enhanced flexible benefits
  • Magna will contribute an amount equal to 3% of regular earnings every week to your retirement savings (MBC program)
  • Profit sharing
  • Matched GRRSP
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Safety shoe allowance, prescription safety glasses allowance, custom molded earplug allowance
  • Company paid uniforms
  • Company BBQ, holiday parties and company events
  • Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives 
  • Annual Employee Opinion Survey
  • Magna Service Award Program
  • Magna Scholarship Program
  • Group Rogers and Bell cellphone data plan available
  • Subsidized cafeteria 
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts: new vehicles, amusement parks, etc.
  • You get to work with a FANTASTIC Team at a state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle Battery Enclosure Plant

Additional Information

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

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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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