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Material Planner – Kitchener

Permanent, Full Time + Kitchener, ON

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 Kitchener Ontario, our home since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

Material Planner - Kitchener

We are offering a fast paced, career elevating opportunity baking facility in Kitchener, Ontario. The expectation for every employee of this unique and flexible facility is to work cooperatively as part of the team to produce safe, high quality food products, efficiently and effectively.

As a member of the Production Planning Team, you will be responsible for the tactical execution of ordering and maintaining inventory replenishment of a multi-line SQF facility. You are comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic environment. You can react to forecasts, seasonality and schedule changes by adjusting inventory patterns and will apply effective analytical skills and root cause analysis.  Your skills will be complemented by your ability to collaborate with other departments and build a strong internal network of customers and suppliers.

As part of the Production Planning Team, you will be responsible for all aspects of inventory control within the production facility, including:

  • Ordering and monitoring optimized levels of raw and operating materials
  • Develop, implement and support receiving, inventory, material handling and shipping processes
  • Establish and implement continuous improvement goals
  • Assure manufacturing lead-time controls are in place, adjust for accuracy and reliability
  • Coach and train hourly employees through inventory management and material handling best practices
  • Support special projects as required


Your highly developed communication, organizational and problem solving skills will be coupled with 1-2 years of supply chain planning experience and a college diploma/university degree in logistics, materials management or a related field.  You have experience working with ERP/MRP systems and above average proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Previous experience working with SAP would be considered an asset.

We offer career elevating opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by July 4, 2023 quoting the appropriate position title to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .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.