Production Planner

Full Time posted 4 months ago

Job Description

INDUSTRY: Manufacturing

Merit Services is seeking a Production Planner to join our client’s dynamic team in Calgary. As a Procurement Specialist, you will oversee supplier connections, bargain effectively on agreements, and ensure that purchasing goods and services is done in a cost-efficient manner. This is an exceptional chance to aid in our strategic sourcing endeavors and truly influence our procurement operations.


  • Smartly paraphrased: Gather information through market research and analysis to pinpoint prospective suppliers and assess their abilities, costs, and standards of excellence.
  • Join forces with colleagues within the organization to comprehend procurement requirements and craft sourcing approaches that are in line with corporate goals.
  • Take charge of the entire procurement cycle, from initiating RFQs/RFPs to assessing bids and finalizing contractual agreements with vendors.
  • Effectively oversee the performance of suppliers, handle contract renewals, and promote ongoing enhancement in supplier relations.
  • Smart cost-saving opportunities should be identified and put into action to enhance procurement spend efficiency, while preserving quality and timely delivery.
  • Make certain that the regulations and rules regarding procurement, along with relevant legal mandates, are observed.
  • Ensure precise records of procurement are kept, encompassing contracts, purchase orders, and supplier documentation.
  • Remain informed about the latest developments in the industry, market situations, and up-and-coming technologies in order to promote innovation and generate valuable outcomes.


  • A suitable educational background for this position is a Bachelor’s degree in fields like business, supply chain management, or any other discipline related to it.
  • A track record of successful procurement, strategic sourcing, or vendor management expertise.
  • Excellent familiarity with procurement procedures, bargaining agreements, and supplier assessment.
  • Mastery in utilizing procurement software and equipment.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively and foster strong relationships with both internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Proficiency in analyzing data, recognizing patterns, and utilizing those insights to make informed decisions based on actual data.
  • Effective ability to negotiate and persuade in order to attain desired results.
  • Possessing exceptional abilities in organization, time management and attention to details.
  • Having the skill to work on your own, handle numerous tasks simultaneously, and accomplish tasks on time in a brisk setting.
  • Having a mentality focused on constantly improving and taking initiative to increase operational efficiency.



  • The remuneration will be commensurate with one’s experience and skills in comparison with other job offers.
  • A complete set of benefits are provided, including health, dental, and visual coverage.
  • A retirement savings scheme that includes contributions from the organization.
  • Chances to enhance skills and receive education for career advancement.
  • A work atmosphere that encourages collaboration and inclusivity.

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