Production Planner

Calgary, AB, Canada Req #164
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Who We Are

Fresh Prep is a revolutionary meal kit delivery service headquartered in Vancouver, BC. We help people throughout the Greater Vancouver and Calgary areas to make world-class dinners with fresh, pre-cut and pre-portioned ingredients along with an extended menu of over 100 add-ons from local suppliers delivered weekly to your door.

From sourcing quality local goods, to delivering in reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging, we believe it’s possible to make convenient eating healthy and sustainable for the community we live in.

In the past few years, we have collected first place awards for The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates (2019 and 2020) in addition to winning the 23rd and 24th Annual Best of Vancouver award for Best Meal Kit Service as voted by readers (2018 and 2019). Fresh Prep also placed on the Canadian Business and Maclean’s Magazine STARTUP LIST 2020 as a high-growth Canadian startup.

Who You Are

  • Collaborative Team Player.You are motivated by collaborative team task achievement and driving a results-oriented culture.

  • Strong communicator.Your verbal and written communication skills allow you to get results across easily and quickly, in a friendly and professional manner.

  • Adaptable. You thrive in a changing environment and are able to pivot direction easily.

  • Open. You are open to constructive feedback, but aren’t afraid to let your opinions be known. You approach the problem at hand from a strategic and empathetic point of view.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Responsible for setting the master and detailed production schedules for multiple production departments

  • Fully accountable for ensuring production plans allow for budget and KPI performance to be achievable

  • Responsible for overseeing the planning of all production operations, including labour scheduling, material flow synchronization, line optimization and contingency plans

  • Annual forecasting of production capacity, storage capacity, and labour needs

  • Facilitation of production schedules and adjusting schedules based on Supervisor needs/buy-in

  • Creating and/or making adjustments to production scheduling tools

  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports

What We Are Looking For

  • Minimum 3 years experience in production planning and scheduling of resources

  • Minimum 3 years experience managing productivity, efficiency, and/or process improvement in a manufacturing setting. Food manufacturing is preferred but not required

  • Minimum 3 years experience working with ERP and/or MRP systems

  • Automated processing, production and/or packaging line experience preferred, but not required

  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing production environments is considered an asset, but not required

What You Can Expect

  • An inclusive, fun workplace filled with fantastic colleagues. We’re a certified B-Corporation and our team is passionate about making a positive difference (and also about food!)

  • The ability to work from our office located in Calgary

  • Competitive pay, as well as the opportunity to participate in our Employee Stock Option Plan.

  • Comprehensive health benefits (including medical, dental, vision and life-insurance) after 90 days of successful employment.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team.

Fresh Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and prohibit discrimination of any kind. We value diversity at our company and at all job levels our goal is to be diverse, inclusive and representative of the communities we operate in. We endeavour to recruit, develop and retain the best talent from a diverse candidate pool and truly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion among our team members is vital to our success as a company. We trust that in applying for a role with us you value this as well!

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Calgary, AB, Canada