Production Planner

KIK Custom Products (Etobicoke ON, Canada) 19 days ago

Who is KIK?

KIK creates products and brands that people trust to care for themselves, their families, and their homes. KIK offers leading brands and high-quality products that care for the everyday need of the consumers. KIK is committed to a culture of performance where collaboration, agility, and responsiveness are the cornerstones of success.

KIK Personal Care is a market leading North American product developer, formulator and manufacturing partner for personal care and prestige beauty products serving global CPG companies and fast-growing asset-light brand owners. We have an extensive footprint of 8 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and Canada with a rigorous focus on quality. Our capabilities include a broad range of packaging formats (including aerosol and liquids) in multiple product categories (including hair, skin, bath and beauty, oral care, sun care and OTC). The products we make are distributed by our customers globally across all retail channels including mass, food, drug, specialty, wholesale and prestige (professional salons, spas, beauty specialty and department stores). Our goal is to always delight our customers and consumers with innovative high quality products and exceptional service.

We are hiring immediately!!

Position Summary

Our Production Planners are responsible for interpreting material plans and feedback, preparing and maintaining the production schedule . In conjunction with others, develops production schedules for finished goods and component items based on equipment, labor and raw material availability.


  • Work closely with the Customer Service teams to align both changes to firm order requirements as well as forecasted demand spikes, while finding effective solutions to short and long term issues
  • Plans and establishes production schedule to meet customer demands, sales forecasts and customer delivery requirements.
  • Lead daily planning meetings to obtain as much information as possible to ensure an achievable build plan in the short term schedule.
  • Provides necessary information and support to the Operations Manager, Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Accounting departments.
  • Estimates production time for each order giving consideration to the availability of machines, material and tooling, number of operations involved, manufacturing backlog, order quantity, complexity of product (i.e. assemblies), previous history, outside operations, etc.
  • Examines the status of each order by reviewing work-in-process, open orders, material status, over-dues, etc. and checks with schedulers and expediters.
  • Audits work-in-process for potential short yields, order closing, abnormal delays, and progress, and advises schedulers and production supervisors of problems and requests corrective actions.
  • Develop schedule to minimize overtime and changeovers to maximize efficiency.
  • Maintains long-range strategy keeping customer service and purchasing in mind.
  • Tracks towards targeted schedule adherence
  • Present a weekly status report on projected on time performance and the available units in future fiscal periods.
  • Must have knowledge of GMP and customer requirements.

  • Minimum High School Diploma, vocational diploma or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience planning production schedules for manufacturing lines
  • Knowledge of supply chain functions, plant processes and constraints
  • Able to function in a fast pace environment
  • Able to manage demands and conflicting requests
  • Computer literacy, specifically Windows and Microsoft Office, Excel, JDE a plus

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

www.KIKCORP.com

www.KIKCUSTOM.com

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to seeking diversity in its workforce by attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, ethnic or national origin, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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