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Master Scheduler

Permanent, Full Time + Cambridge, ON (hybrid)

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.


Work Environment

  • This position is located at the company’s head office in Cambridge, Ontario but Dare offers a hybrid working model where time can be split between in-office and at-home work
  • As a family-owned company, Dare values respect, integrity, teamwork, diversity, and continuous improvement with a culture that is collaborative, results-oriented, and nimble


Role Overview

The successful applicant for this opportunity is will be an individual who will be responsible for the updating and maintenance of mid-term/long term planning in IBP SAP. Update production plans to match planning cadences, inventory targets, and capacity prebuilds.



  • Development of mid-range (3-6 months) and long-range master production schedule (6-12 months)
  • Develop optimal inventory levels while ensuring customer service targets are met
  • Communicate with Corporate Supply Chain regarding performance
  • Work with the Production team(s) for optimal plant efficiency
  • Identify and assess risks, issues, and conflicts that may impact the schedule, and develop mitigation plans
  • Review pending clearance risk, run outs, and communicate options to reduce
  • Provide backup and support to the Production Planner
  • Active member in innovation, renovation team meetings
  • Create supply plan to support new products
  • Working with internal departments to satisfy external customer’s needs
  • Conduct regular meetings and discussions with project teams to review and analyze project status, identify bottlenecks, and recommend solutions
  • Lead and run the RCCP planning meetings with Operations and Supply planning
  • Update slides for Supply Review
  • Update DOS, line utilization
  • Communicate supply risk items within mid-term/long term
  • Review and scored key KPI’s (inventory vs target, planning rates)
  • Maintenance key data points including: Min, Max, Planning cadence, inventory targets
  • Update key transportation lanes in IBP SAP
  • Other ad hoc projects and reports as assigned


Who are we looking for?

  • A desire to drive your future and build your career, plus the following experience and knowledge:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify critical paths, analyze complex data, and make informed decisions
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and coordinate with diverse teams and stakeholders.
    • Exceptional organization and time management skills to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in maintaining and updating schedules.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changing priorities and requirements.
    • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate teams to achieve project goals.


  • Minimum Requirements
    • 5+ years of experience in Supply Planning
    • A post secondary degree or diploma in Business Administration, Statistical Analysis, Supply Chain or a related discipline.
    • Solid MS Office Skills – Excel, PowerPoint, Word
    • Experience in SAP IBP and SAP ECC recommended


What we offer at Dare Foods

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Flexible benefits
  • Defined Contribution pension plan with company-matched contributions
  • A supportive and highly collaborative culture committed to training and development
  • An organization that is committed to environmental and social governance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Summer hours


If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by May 10, 2024 quoting the appropriate position title to hrresumes@darefoods.com (.doc or .pdf formats)


Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.