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Pre-Production Planner (12 months contract)

Job Number:  65986
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Mytox Mfg.
Job Type:  Fixed Term Contract

Woodbridge, ONTARIO, CA

Work Style: 



Job Number: 65986 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Mytox Mfg. 
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract 
Location: Woodbridge 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


About the Role

Orders and releases raw materials. Liaises between production and customer service.  Conducts cycle counts and investigation.  Monitors and tracks performance of suppliers.  Assists in supplier development.  Prepares and issues purchase orders for blanket production material at negotiated prices that meet divisional goals of cost competitiveness.  Handles customs and brokerage issues for production material, equipment and supplies.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a material planning role for Automotive manufacturing, high mix and complex BOM environment. Focus is on high detail material planning of world-wide supply chain, inventory control, and MRP.
  • Tier 1 automotive experience a must.
  • Knowledge of the APQP process.
  • APICS designation or equivalent
  • Intermediate Excel Skills.
  • High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes.
  • Knowledge and experience using MRP systems preferably using Trans4M.
  • Continuous improvement and lean principles using root cause and corrective action philosophies.
  • Ability to analyze data, recommend action and resolve problems.
  • Ability to multi-task with proven organizational skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence.
  • Ability to work independently or with others.
  • Assertive and self-motivated with strong ability to work under pressure.



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

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

Who we are looking for

  • Experience coordinating all engineering changes.
  • Candidates must have a high level of BOM (Bill of Material) experience.
  • Candidates must have excellent attention to detail and be focused.

Your Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule and monitor material supply of local and overseas suppliers to meet the production schedule and stock levels according to company targets.
  • Day to day order management including expediting, logistics planning and follow up actions in relation to material shortages.
  • Release material for pre-production and mass production requirements.
  • Collaboratively work with a wide cross functional team including BOM Coordinator, Program Manager, and Purchasing to ensure timely and accurate material releases.
  • Attend APQP meetings and complete APQP task assignments on time. Provide clear-to-build status for pre-production trials.
  • Support supplier assessment and sourcing of suppliers in conjunction with the purchasing team.
  • Proactively communicate with all levels of the organization in order to support launch activities including those involving shipments between suppliers and plants.
  • Coordinate Engineering Changes and effectivity dates to avoid obsolescence.
  • Prepare detailed run out and ramp up schedules to coordinate engineering changes and SOP.
  • Drive outage elimination/on time delivery initiatives.  
  • Performs all job functions abiding by the office/work standards, policies and procedures as outlines in the company handbook.
  • Performs all job functions in alignment with IATF 16949 quality management standards and ISO 14001
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement
  • Maintain 5S standards in working environment
  • Attend training based on Mytox’s internal training matrix
  • Performs all job functions in a safe, healthful and environmentally conscious manner, abiding by all health, safety and environment rules and regulations as outlined in the company handbook 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or any reasonable request by management.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Employee Engagement Events 
  • Holiday Events
  • BBQ's
  • 2% Quarterly Bonuses
  • 4 Floating Holidays

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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