Kelly Services Production Planning Supervisor in Abbotsford, Canada

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Production Planning Supervisor to join our clients team located in Abbotsford. This role will lead the production planning function and integrate with the sales, manufacturing and logistics functions to ensure the timely and effective manufacture and distribution of products to customers. Our ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for excellence and productive work, an ethical approach to business relationships and an ability to leverage those relationships to achieve results. We want someone with the ability to anticipate problems and be ready with creative solutions.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Planning, scheduling and Inventory control team.

  • Identifying manufacturing data inaccuracies, investigating their cause, formulating and applying effective corrective actions

  • Communicating effectively and regularly with sales, supervision and department lead hands on production, equipment and personnel status.

  • Planning production to optimize equipment / material utilization and delivery capability.

  • Participating in long term planning for improving technology, capacity and capabilities.

  • Utilizing the data management and reporting capabilities of the ERP system as required.

  • Continuously improving production control systems and processes.

  • Monitoring and reconciling raw material, work in process and finished goods inventories.

  • Providing comprehensive and concise information and reports to the Production Manager, taking a lead role in the training and development of personnel.

  • Overseeing the performance management of planning and scheduling personnel.

  • Recommending new policies or procedures as necessary.


  • Formal training in operations management and/or production planning functions. CPIM certification a definite asset.

  • Must have at least 5 years experience planning production in a high volume, multi-line, short lead-time environment.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience leading, developing and mentoring the performance of a team.

  • Must be familiar with applying lean manufacturing principles to inventory and production management in a high volume manufacturing environment.

  • Must be able to understand process capacity, identify constraints and establish contingency plans to ensure high on time delivery performance.

  • Must be able to demonstrate intermediate or better skills in MS Excel and Access

  • Able to demonstrate ability to effectively use ERP/MRP data management and planning tools, ideally with knowledge of Infor Syteline.

  • Knowledge of metal / plastics processing an asset.

If you are interested in the opportunity please apply today!