Production Planner

Production Planner

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Under the immediate authority of the Head of Service Materials Management Department, you will be responsible for the planning and inventory of the factory, while working in close cooperation with the Operations Team, Customer Service and the managers responsible for the production performance. The Lead Production Planner is responsible for converting the customer orders and sales forecasts into a detailed and optimized production schedule. You will ensure the accuracy of the planning and optimize the use of the equipment and labor to maximize the production activities.

• Responsible for the production planning, preparation, and coordination of the launch of production.

• Plan, coordinate, measure and reconcile the actual performance of the production with the original sales forecasts to maintain a high level of customer service and allow the delivery of products promptly.

• React and integrate promptly the new information provided by the Sales, Customer Service or Operations teams, and adjust the production plan accordingly.

• Identify opportunities to improve the planning tools and processes, and take the initiative to carry out ideas.

• Analyze various data sources to identify improvement opportunities.

• Complete the production reports and manage the performance indicators effectively.

• Recommend improvement plans to address scheduling delays.

• Plan and control the capacity needs and maintain priorities.

• Produce production reports allowing close follow-up.

• Initiate and participate in the development of procedures to improve the production process.

• Have a good knowledge of inventory control and supply chain systems.

• For the work groups under its responsibility, develop optimized production schedules based on sales forecasts, customer orders priorities, and labor and equipment availability.

• Optimize the plant capacity while minimizing operating costs.

• Identify and communicate proactively the risks of stock shortage, and produce the relevant action plans to correct the situation.



• Bachelor degree in Operations Management
• 3 to 5 years of experience in inventory management, order planning and storage associated with a production environment
• Expertise of new just-in-time management and various concepts such as « Lean Manufacturing » and « 6 Sigma
• APICS certification is an asset
• Great ability to identify and solve problems in a professional and appropriate manner (DMAIC)


• Very good customer service orientation and great abilities in tracking and complying with tight deadlines
• Autonomy, rigor, thoroughness and decision-making skills
• Strong ability in managing personnel (motivation, listening skills, teamwork, etc.)
• Very strong leadership, initiative and communication abilities
• Great ability in planning and managing priorities to meet tight deadlines
• Ability to quickly adapt to changing environments
• Ability to manage various priorities and to work under pressure
• Bilingualism (French and English)

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.
ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.
The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Quebec, Canada
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Installation Products
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Production and Manufacturing
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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