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Planning Associate - NPI

Date: Oct 5, 2022

Location: Newmarket, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 106230 
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Newmarket 

This role is to support a new business win and will be an NPI customer. 


Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Support in the planning of a production schedule for a designated product(s).
  • Consolidates customer forecasts; performs Master Production Schedule (MPS) / Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) inputting and validation.
  • Has responsibility for parameter management and reporting for designated products. Ensures alignment of customer purchase orders with production scheduling.
  • Reviews/Analyze EC changes as well as release to ERP system and ensure tracker with team reviews is maintained.
  • Assists with product End-of-Life analysis and development of action plans.
  • Coordinates shop order releases and materials kitting requirements. Identifies parts shortages and works with appropriate people to expedite material and/or approve material substitution.
  • Tracks shipments according to commit date to customer and notifies Planner of potential issues/problems.
  • Provides Return Material Authorization (RMA) approvals.


  • Basic knowledge of production planning fundamentals, scheduling, materials requirements planning techniques and manufacturing control systems
  • Basic Knowledge of Excel (Pivot Tables, Vlookup, reverse Pivot, If statements)
  • Rapid Response (Kinaxis) (CTB, Want List etc, core Workbooks used as a new user)
  • Basic knowledge of purchasing principles, techniques and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications and the ability to learn and use multiple applications specific to this department including the ERP and office systems.
  • Basic understanding of specific customer needs.
  • Basic math, data entry and 10-key skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.

Physical Demands:

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.


  • One to to two years’ relevant experience.
  • CPIM Designation or courses completed towards designation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Educational requirements may vary by geography.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law). 


At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates throughout the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


This position involves technologies regulated by the Canadian government's Controlled Goods Program (CGP). Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and meet all other requirements under CGP. Job offers will be conditional upon candidates undergoing a successful security screening per the Controlled Goods Regulations.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.


Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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