London Manufacturing Jobs

Materials Planner

by Magna International Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 11, 2021
Magna International Inc.

Job Description

Materials Planner

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Production Control Manager the Materials Planner is responsible for, but not limited to, monitoring production schedules and supplier schedules utilizing the MRP system to ensure that sufficient materials are present within QSS standard inventory levels encouraging continuous improvement wherever possible in a cost efficient manner exceeding the expectations of the Customer, and Magna International Inc. Ensuring supplies, materials and timely shipment of finished goods to Customers. Achieve goals and maintain established standards of safety, Customer service, productivity and good housekeeping within Qualtech Seating Systems.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that all materials departmental objectives and activities are aligned to the Magna Employee Charter and Magna Corporate Constitution. 


Responsible for challenging the status quo, implements creative and innovative solutions. Provides direction to employees in facility related matters. Reviews completed work for conformance to standards.


Responsible for the proper scheduling and releasing of materials at QSS.  Ensure Supplier ships as required to Qualtech Seating Supplier Material Standards.  Responsible to enforce chargeback policy.


Responsible to optimize logistics, ensure proper packaging, and to manage inventory levels to QSS satisfaction.


Oversee production schedules and ensure daily manufacturing schedules are attained to satisfy customer expectations.


Responsible to plan warehouse layout and ensure all signage is present and up-to-date.


Responsible for the accuracy of all shipping information on all shipping documents. 


Monitors supplier delivery performance to attain QSS goals and objectives.


Key Qualifications/Requirements

Post-secondary education in materials management or equivalent experience. Ideally have 5 or more years of progressive experience in a materials / manufacturing related environment.


Excellent knowledge of Customer shipping requirements, inventory controls, production scheduling, engineering systems/procedures and plant raw materials, etc. in a manufacturing environment. A demonstrated understanding of inventory

management principles and practices as well as superior analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills. 


Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and a proficiency with Microsoft, SAP and other manufacturing related software. 


Good attention to detail, above average problem-solving ability to meet multiple demands, deadlines and support production planning programs. 


APICS certification would be an asset.

Additional Information

Responsible for maintaining safe working conditions and practices at QSS.  Comply with Company standards on the use of personal protective equipment. Responsible for recognizing and rectifying unsafe working conditions, maintains excellent housekeeping in the department by performing regular inspections of their department(s). Ensures that a proper investigation of any accident is completed and reported in a timely manner.


Comply with all Company safety policies, procedures and rules.Provides technical support to all QSS departments as required.


Perform special projects in support of the organizations business objectives. 


Other projects and duties as assigned


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

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