Production Planner/Materials Purchaser - 5+ Years (Manufacturing)

Vesuvius Canada Inc. - Welland, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary

This role is responsible for the timely delivery of raw materials and components to support plant production activities.


  • Effectively communicates with 3rd parties to ensure best interests of the business are met when securing raw materials
  • Interacts with trucking companies to ensure pick up requests are issued
  • Controls inventory levels and understands ancillary carry costs
  • Maintains and supplies relevant KPI and other reporting data
  • Interacts daily with Scheduler to ensure planning functions are in line with demand
  • Interacts with Receiving Department to ensure RAW CofA’s accompany deliveries
  • Understands production posting of work orders and how accuracy impacts inventory control
  • Active member of annual physical inventory team
  • Ensure slow moving inventory is addressed either via re-work or IDN system

Job Requirements

  • College diploma-preferred Operations Management or equivalent
  • 5 years’ experience in MRP driven manufacturing setting
  • Sound understanding of MRP systems
  • Strong computer skills. MS Excel required
  • Knowledge of purchasing terminology an asset

Capabilities and Success Factors

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Flexible and tolerant to rapid changing work environment
  • Able to react quickly to sudden demand for product
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

The Company

Vesuvius is a world class Manufacturer of Refractory Specialty Products. We are a leader in molten metal flow engineering, providing a full range of engineering services and solutions to its customers, principally serving the Steel and Foundry industries. We are a Global company, present in 38 countries involving 50 nationalities. The Canadian division, based in Welland, Ontario has been in operation since 1965. For more information about the Company, visit

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual Dress
  • Company Events
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • RRSP Match
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness Program


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day Shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our employees as safe as possible, we have implemented COVID-19 protocols including physical distancing policies, and provided proper PPE. Further measures will be discussed during the interview process.


  • manufacturing setting: 5 years (Required)
  • MRP systems: 2 years (Preferred)


  • DCS / DEC (Preferred)