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IDEX Production Project Planner in Waterloo, Ontario

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Position Summary:

The Production Project Planner will have the primary responsibility of planning and monitoring all critical milestones of a customer order/ project from inception until shipped to customer.

Reports To: Production Planning Manager

Essential Functions:

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Using Excel and our ERP System, create a critical milestone plan to execute customer order from inception to shipment

  • Work closely with internal planning team to ensure supply for each order is scheduled and executed as planned

  • Establish priority lists and resolve conflicts in priorities

  • Discuss capacity issues with production and Master Scheduling

  • Monitoring key metrics to ensure each order is delivered on time

  • Prepare for, and participate in, daily production meetings

  • Resolving daily problems, through analysis and troubleshooting of issues associated with the key metrics

  • Define and follow-up action plans to improve lead-times and bottlenecks

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with various cross functional teams, such as Commercial, Engineering and Purchasing

  • Participating and supporting continuous improvement activities and initiatives

  • Other duties, as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Organizational Relationships:

  • Will interact effectively and regularly with:

  • Hourly operations employees including Production Leaders

  • Inside Sales departments

  • Purchasing

  • Inventory, Logistics & Shipping

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Related post-secondary diploma in Business or Supply Chain management

  • 3-5 years of previous, related experience in an industrial manufacturing or production role

  • Previous experience in a machining/ steel fabrication and or mechanical assembly setting is preferred

  • Previous experience using an ERP/MRP system is preferred

Language Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications required. Ability to interact clearly and confidently with all levels in the organization.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient in ERP systems (knowledge with Visual Manufacturing an asset)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Intermediate to Advanced excel skills required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Supply Chain certification (CPIM) an asset

  • Project Management (PMP) an asset

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate information

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Problem Solver – Demonstrated ability identifying problems, offering solutions and seeing corrective actions through to completion. Capable of working through adversity while always remaining positive and seeking “Win/Win” solutions. Sees problems as opportunities for improvement, not excuses for poor results. Does not point fingers.

  • Action Oriented – Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others. Has strong sense of responsibility, execution minded and continuously adjusts with changing requirements.

  • Communication Skills – Communicates with transparency in a balanced, fact based approach. Capable of building and maintaining key relationships with team members and other internal stakeholders. This includes all levels of the organization. Capable of facilitating discussions cross functionally.

  • Technical Aptitude – Good working knowledge of planning BOM’s and an understanding of material planning in this environment. Good working knowledge of material planning functions and systems.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand, Walk and/or Sit 50% of the time

  • Use hands to handle, reach and feel : 90% of the time

  • Talk and hear 100% of the time

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to the following environmental conditions:

  • Office environment

Quadro Engineering Corp. is committed to providing a barrier-free workplace. If accommodation is required during the selection or interview process, it will be available upon request. This job posting is available in an accessible format upon request.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Quadro

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies