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Materials Planner/Customer Service Rep

Location: Multimatic Ride Dynamics, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Posted: November 10th, 2021

Position Overview:

Multimatic Ride Dynamics (MRD) is one of the newest of Multimatic’s North American divisions. Multimatic Ride Dynamics is looking for a Material Planner  who will be responsible for reviewing materials and supplies daily, ensuring that all necessary raw materials are available to meet production needs.

Plant Location: Multimatic Ride Dynamics - 1100 Stackhouse Road, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 8E4, Canadaa

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedule the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimize stock levels.
  • Send releases to suppliers daily/weekly based on MRP requirements and ensure material availability and adherence to frozen schedule.
  • Ensure appropriate release maintenance through potential changes of MRP requirements, communicate and manage changes with vendors as necessary.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from suppliers to point of delivery.
  • Manage working relationship with the vendors to ensure undisrupted flow of components/raw material.
  • Day - to - day order management and management of deliveries and set up expedites when necessary.
  • Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production.
  • Support Finance in dealing with Receiving/invoicing issues.
  • Communicate receiving discrepancies to vendors.
  • Update and maintain supplier performance database.
  • Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedule.
  • Utilize any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place and ensure that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required
  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and update MRP parameters as required.
  • Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels.
  • Support inventory checks to validate inventory accuracy.
  • Assist in month end and year-end inventory.
  • Manage and minimize obsolescence stock.
  • Assist and monitor procedures, methods, and policies designed to improve MRP control efficiency and company profitability.
  • Advise management of any potential problems or concerns and any opportunities for improvement.
  • Meet or exceed all objectives and requirements of the business plan.
  • Answer DDL Ford system on assigned days where applicable.
  • Import and review Customer releases, update ERP/MRP accordingly.
  • Input, update, and review customer CSA’s as needed.
  • Send advance ship notice to customers (ASN).
  • Update and submit as required COO and CUSMA documents to customer portals.
  • Monitor and access customer portals for Notifications and distribute as required.
  • Communicate with customer on any parts supply issues.
  • Follow all departmental and general procedures where applicable.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager and/or Department Manager.
  • Abide by all company safety rules, responsibilities, policies, and procedures including the legislative requirements of the OHSA.
  • Work in compliance and conform to Environment and ISO 14001 and IATF 16949 standards.
  • Adopt and practice Kaizen principles; participate in Kaizen and GEAR activities.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a college diploma in a related field.
  • Two years’ of experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Two years’ of experience in inventory control.
  • Good knowledge of MRP systems and computers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word).
  • Strong understanding of production planning scheduling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment. Learn more about us at www.multimatic.com.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.

Multimatic is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date for applications is December 10th 2021

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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