Production Planner

Reporting to the Department Manager, Prototype Development, we are adding a <strong>Production Planner</strong> to the team. You will own the planning and scheduling of all activities within the Product Development Department. This role is centred on strong project planning capabilities paired with exceptional project management &amp; intrapersonal skills.

Scarborough, ON


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Mid Level

Overview: <p><strong>About the Company</strong></p> <p>For over 35 years Array has been a leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry; we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. We bring brands to life by creating great retail experiences.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>Reporting to the Department Manager, Prototype Development, we are adding a Production Planner to the team. You will own the planning and scheduling of all activities within the Product Development Department. This role is centred on strong project planning capabilities paired with exceptional project management &amp; intrapersonal skills.&nbsp; You will leverage the experience and proven success to develop strategic plans and manage the projects during product development stages as you ensure projects are delivered on time and in full.&nbsp; Your prior experience in planning and scheduling along with experience in an agile work environment is key to success.&nbsp; You will have ownership and autonomy and the support of a global organization as you take this next progressive step in your career.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Array&rsquo;s Values</strong></p> <ul> <li>Invest in the skills and development of our employees and recognize success</li> <li>Establish and maintain long term relationships</li> <li>Generate consistent profitable growth by providing innovative solutions and outstanding service</li> <li>Pursue operational excellence and quality in everything we do</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Production Planner will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Develop schedule.</em>&nbsp;You will plan a schedule in Daily/Weekly increments of all Machine Operators, CNC programmers, model makers and sign-off coordinators. You will establish a set sequence and appropriate lead time based on insights into each operation and the need to meet due dates. You will provide a prototyping schedule to the team to initiate planning activities.&nbsp;</li> <li><em>Achieve labour needs.</em>&nbsp;You will analyze estimated hours and departmental capacity at a dynamic level, and perform&nbsp;mathematical calculations to achieve labour needs for the total business requirements based on the Department Manager&rsquo;s direction, seeking approval from the Department Manager to add flex capacity using data models.</li> <li><em>Share knowledge.&nbsp;</em>You will assist in daily/weekly status meetings with Commercial Teams and Production Project Managers to ensure on-time completion of tools and prototypes. You will initiate action with Shop Lead and Department Manager to mitigate issues related to quality and productivity that could affect on-time delivery of a prototype.&nbsp;</li> <li><em>Measure. You will</em>: <ul> <li>Enter the calculated time (Takt Time) for each product development operation, based on the estimated quoted hours by operation.&nbsp;</li> <li>Compare (BOM) requested operations to estimated quotes to ensure there is no overlap or missed operations.&nbsp;</li> <li>Maintain and provide accurate information for department KPI&rsquo;s in a timely fashion.&nbsp;</li> <li>Confer with Model Makers &amp; Pre-production Sign-off Coordinators to determine the status of assigned projects.&nbsp;</li> <li>Review KPIs status with the team during daily/weekly meetings.&nbsp;</li> <li>Track schedule attainment and reports root causes for any deviation including recovery plan.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>The skills you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>The education and experience.&nbsp;</em>You have a degree or diploma&nbsp; in Business Administration, Project Management, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, or similar field with at least 2 years of&nbsp; experience in a Scheduling &amp; Planning role. You can read and interpret documents such as design briefs, safety rules, and procedure manuals.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li><em>The project management mindset.</em>&nbsp;You are process oriented and deadline driven with a high attention to detail. You can manage stakeholder expectations, share knowledge, and meet competing deliverables, pivoting as needed based on demand. You have good judgment and problem-solving skills, using logic and reasoning to identify alternate solutions.</li> <li><em>The technical skills.&nbsp;</em>You have hands-on knowledge of scheduling software/ tools, spreadsheets, word processing. You can collect, enter, analyse and report on data using a common database software program.</li> <li><em>The communication skills.&nbsp;</em>You have strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to compose correspondence, interact by telephone or in-person, and write reports. You can build relationship, influence a team, work with senior management, and inspire collaboration.</li> <li><em>The technical skills.</em>&nbsp;Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and many others. <ul> <li>You have the ability to learn proprietary software programs.</li> </ul> </li> <li><em>The flexibility.&nbsp;</em>You are a team player ready to jump in whenever and wherever needed. You take a collaborative approach to your work and yet you thrive in an autonomous role.</li> </ul>