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Materials Production Planner

by Magna International Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2023
Magna International Inc.

Job Description

Materials Production Planner


Job Number: 53776 
Group: Cosma International  
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. THOMAS 



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 Production Planner creates timely, effective, and accurate production schedules for the division and any outsource suppliers, using master production schedules, to ensure a continuous flow of material. The planner also projects inventory levels and prepares documents required for manpower planning.   

Key Responsibilities

  1. Creates/modifies and communicates schedules for all production processes and equipment based on customer demand and recommending overtime as required.
  2. Works with production and suppliers to manage inventory levels that fall within the Presstran PFEP parameters and protect customer delivery performance ratings.
  3. Promptly addressing and resolving production issues to minimize delays in production
  4. Coordinates and executes engineering changes/program buildouts/prototype builds/service builds and works to minimize obsolescence and scrap.
  5. Works with various production and support departments to drive improvements to inventory accuracy.
  6. Schedule vendors to supply material on a timely basis to meet production schedule, expedite, and recommend material substitution as required.
  7. Actively works with Purchasing to ensure all supply gaps are identified and addressed with actions to protect Presstran operations.
  8. Follow up with all suppliers and logistics carriers to ensure on-time delivery of RAW material and components to Presstran.
  9. Review supplier requirements and past due status daily and works to track and address all supplier delivery performance issues.
  10. Stands in for other Planners to balance workload, train other employees and cover vacation as required.
  11. Supports and models the Presstran operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook and “How We Work Together”, Magna Employee’s Charter, Magna Corporate Constitution.
  12. Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (eg. ISO/IATF-16949, ISO14001).

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Completion of related post-secondary education, Supply Chain Management or Materials Management is preferred or CPIM APICS certification and of two years related work experience.
  2. Automotive background with an understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems an asset.
  3. Previous experience in a J.I.T. environment is preferred.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Excellent mathematical, analytical and organizational skills
  6. Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel
  7. Must be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a busy environment.

Additional Information

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



The Production Planner works under general direction of the Materials Manager with a minimum of supervision and refers problems/irregular occurrences to supervisor. The planner confers routinely with division/customer staff specialists. The planner requires good communication skills, both written and verbal, to give/exchange information.   



Equipment:  PC, printer, telephone, paper shredder, photo copier, fax

Software:     AS/400 reporting software, Excel, CMS, etc.


Overtime after 44 hours per week.
Medical and Dental Coverage.
Plant wide Incentive Program – based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met.
Magna Profit Sharing.
Matched GRRSP.
Educational Assistance program.
Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.
Weekly pay via direct deposit.
Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.
Roger’s cell phone plan available for employees.
Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.) Additional Information

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