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Production and Materials Planner

Full Time + Cambridge, 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 Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.


Production and Materials Planner

We are looking for one full time Production and Materials Planner to join our team. This position will be based in our Cambridge plant with some hybrid work flexibility.

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 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.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • development and maintenance of the production schedule
  • ordering and monitoring optimized levels of raw and operating materials
  • optimal inventory levels while ensuring customer service targets are met
  • communicate with Corporate Supply Chain regarding performance
  • working with the Production team for optimal plant efficiency
  • working with internal departments to satisfy external customer’s needs
  • establish and implement continuous improvement projects
  • manage an effective cycle count program


The successful applicant will have:

  • A post-secondary degree/diploma or equivalent experience in manufacturing, operations, food manufacturing or related discipline.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience, with an understanding of MRP and Production Planning, the company’s products and its approach to Order Management and Demand Planning
  • Team oriented, self-motivated and highly organized.
  • A strong analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Power Point, Excel, Word)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Experience managing virtual teams.
  • Ability to perform tasks independently.
  • Experience with SAP and IBP process development is an asset.


We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by May 8, 2024 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.