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Material Planner

by Formet Industries

Reference #: 66069
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2024
Formet Industries

Job Description



Job Number: 66069 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. THOMAS 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.


At Formet, one of the largest manufacturing employers in Southwestern Ontario producing body and chassis components for assembly plants across North America, we take care of each other and live by the motto “One Team. One Formet.

About the Role

This position is responsible for the preparation, communicating and monitoring of the divisions production and raw material schedules, ensuring customer requirements and inventory policies are met.

Who we are looking for

•    Completion of post-secondary education in a related business field, preferably Supply Chain and Operations Management; OR completion of APIC certification.
•    3 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management (E.g. Production Scheduling, Material Planning, Inventory Management, etc.), preferably in an automotive environment. 

Your Responsibilities

•    Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
•    Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.
•    Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
•    Generate Production schedules to support the Master Production Schedule and customer requirements; communicate to department as required.
•    Review and revise schedules as a result of tooling, equipment and material issues that arise; monitor and communicate to departments.
•    Issues raw material releases to suppliers in accordance with inventory policies and production schedule requirements.
•    Maintains timely and accurate supply of components and raw material to support production by monitoring delivery and co-ordinating shipments.
•    Ensure records/system accuracy by supporting inventory accuracy coordinators in daily review of WIP and FG items.
•    Participate in the quarterly cycle count schedules by performing cycle counts and completing root cause analysis, when required.
•    Monitor and report on completed production numbers by reviewing tracking sheets submitted by department.
•    Monitor and report on supplier delivery performance as outlined/required in quality database.
•    Generate shipping schedules as required, monitor delivery and expedite as required.
•    Cross train team members to maximize flexibility and coverage.
•    Co-ordinate implementation of engineering changes between suppliers, the shop floor and customer.
•    Support new program development as required.
•    Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities (ie. Participation in Lean/Kaizen sessions).
•    Monitor quality alerts and respond as necessary with respect to available inventory.
•    Participate in meetings to support job responsibilities.
•    Maintain accurate records as required by IATF.
•    Establish and maintain effective communications will all production and support teams.
•    Participate in training on a regular basis.
•    Perform other duties as designated.

Site Benefits

•    Weekly pay via direct deposit
•    Vacation entitlement
o    3 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 company paid holidays + 2x ½ days = 19 days annually
•    Medical and Dental Benefits after 1 month of employment.
•    Magna will contribute an amount equal to 3% of regular earnings every week to your retirement savings (MBC program)
•    Profit sharing paid in the second quarter of every year (EEPPP Program)
•    Matched GRRSP
•    Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
•    Optional group Life Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance for self and spouse 
•    Safety Shoe, prescription Safety Glasses and Custom Molded Earplug allowance
•    Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use)
•    Company BBQ, Holiday Parties and Company Events
•    Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives - 6k for Water Walk, Support Local Charities (Hospice of Elgin, Adopt a Family (12 in total), STEGH), Children’s Health Foundation and many more)
•    Magna Service Award Program
•    Roger’s and Bell cellphone data plan available – as low as $50/month! 
•    Subsidized cafeteria with daily specials including hot vegetarian options – we are known for our amazing cafeteria! Free coffee, juice and tea
•    Educational Assistance Program
•    Employee Discounts: new vehicles, amusement parks, etc. 
•    You get to work with a FANTASTIC Team! One Team, One Formet!


Your preferred qualifications

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Formet Industries
Application URL: Click here to apply online