Operations Planner, Vexos Markham


The Operations Planner will plan and develop production schedules based on materials, resource availability, and internal/external priorities. This function will act as a liaison between Program Management, Purchasing, and Production to set priorities and help Vexos exceed customer expectations. The Operations Planner will optimize the monthly / quarterly objectives to help meet the tactical and strategic goals of the business. This position reports to the General Manager.



  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Work Experience: Preferably Business, Operations Management, Engineering or related disciplines

  • Detailed working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

  • APICS CPIM accreditation/certification is an asset

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) experience is an asset

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both the strategic and tactical levels


  • A minimum of 3-5 years in an Operations Planning Scheduling Leadership role in Electronics or Manufacturing; preferably in a small to mid-size organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both the strategic and tactical levels within organizations

  • Electronics Manufacturing knowledge is an asset

  • Experience in a high-mix, on-demand EMS production environment is an asset





  • Support the manufacturing facility by ensuring material clear to build (CTB) to support customer requirements; Key Metrics: Internal and External On Time Delivery (OTD) and Manufacturing Productivity;

  • Prepare/Review production reports, projects status updates, and planning reports;

  • Determine Operational risk factors and provide relevant mitigation plans

  • Coordinates with Purchasing for availability of materials; Production for capacity;

  • Identify Planning problems and ensure resolution of issues internally and externally



  • Reviews customer demand, customer orders;

  • Review job load requests from Program Management (PM);

  • Confirms job start dates and quantities (partials, job splits etc.);

  • Tracks Material CTB date to manufacturing job start date ;

  • Responsible for work center capacity planning ;

  • Identify Scheduling problems and ensure resolution of issues internally and externally



  • Understands MRP/ERP systems and the concepts of planning, scheduling, CTB, which includes Sales Order/Materials/Job planning entry/review, Forecast Planning, and Procurement forecasts ;

  • Responsible for Production Planning to ensure customer requirements are met in a timely manner;

  • Identify system problems and ensure resolution of issues internally and externally;



  • First point of contact for Program Management and Production for delivery dates and issues

  • Communicate between Production, Purchasing and Program Management on any Planning, Scheduling, Delivery commitment issues

  • Communicates Planning/Scheduling issues as required to key internal functional and business stakeholders that management is clearly informed on all issues. 

  • Ensure OTD on-time delivery for customers is tracked and communicated to the respective groups; Responsible for communications on issues affecting OTD organizationally and implementing the appropriate corrective actions




  • Strong analytical skills, initiative, judgment and problem solving ability

  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills; Open minded, collaborative and team-oriented attitude

  • Self-driven, independent and able to work in a dynamic working environment; manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks based on demand

  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles and implementation is an asset

  • Advanced Computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite of programs

  • Familiarity with ISO procedures, experience working in an ISO 9001 electronics Manufacturing environment

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills



  • The position will be based in Markham, Ontario with occasional travel to the Vexos US manufacturing site in Cleveland Ohio