Planning Manager

Reports to: Executive Director; Manufacturing
Based in: Ottawa, Ontario
Term: Full Time


Company Background

Nanometrics is an award winning company providing monitoring solutions and equipment for studying man-made and natural seismicity. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices and representatives world-wide, Nanometrics has over 30 years’ experience, delivering solutions to customers across the globe. Nanometrics real-time and portable systems are utilized by the world’s leading scientific institutions, universities and major corporations. Our pedigree is founded on precision instrumentation, network technology and software applications for seismological and environmental research. We specialize in collecting and analyzing critical real time data for global, regional and local seismic networks. We deliver world-class network design, installation and training services throughout the globe in a safety conscious environment. 



Nanometrics is looking for a dynamic Planning Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, Manufacturing, the candidate will actively run the planning process (MRP/MPS/CRP).  In addition the candidate will manage shop floor control and warehouse staff.  We are looking for someone to provide leadership to ensure orders are planned and shipped in a lean manufacturing environment ensuring lowest cost and highest quality.The position requires a practical, hands-on professional who can work with business leaders across the organization.  We are looking for a talented individual who is self-driven, motivated, and demonstrates a desire to improve and modernize practices.  


Job Duties

  • Actively prepares the plant production schedule considering:  capacity (RCCP) and constraints due to manpower, materials, run rates, and demand forecasts.

  • Responsible for maintenance and execution of all Systems relating to Demand Planning, MRP, Shop Floor Control, and Warehousing functions. 

  • Create and maintain Master Production Schedule based on inputs from the i) Sales forecast, ii) Sales Order backlog, iii) Bids/quotes as directed by Manufacturing Director.

  • Improve customer order fulfillment while maintaining acceptable levels of inventory turnover.

  • Support new product introduction including materials availability and production planning.

  • Reviews Product Change Orders and takes appropriate action to control configuration of products

  • Develop, implement and manage key performance metrics.

  • Coordinate annual physical inventory checks.

  • Maintain optimum finished goods inventory levels to meet or exceed Customer expectations in delivery

  • Liaising with production, supply chain, engineering, and revenue operations to ensure priorities are aligned and confirm realistic ship dates to order entry team

  • Proactively communicate on-time delivery risks to key stakeholders and propose risk mitigation strategies

  • Own the manufacturing stake of revenue achievement



  • Must have business maturity, flexibility, common sense and sound judgment to help the team and organization grow.

  • Results oriented with focus on improving business efficiencies and effectiveness

  • Strong team player with excellent mentoring and leadership skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have a proven record for planning and delivering orders on-time

  • Positive attitude, proactive with high level of initiative

  • A strong desire to continually improve cost and quality

  • An ability to handle job complexity and competing demands with clear and appropriate judgment, prioritization and able to meet deadlines.

  • A proven change agent with the passion, conviction, ambition, and vision to lead a group in new directions.

  • A demonstrated ability to present, discuss and negotiate plans at the strategic level with senior executives and peers in other groups within the company.

  • Big picture person who also has the ability to keep track of details

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities

  • An ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with manufacturing, sales and finance teams.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (ie BComm, BA, BSc and/or MBA)

  • 5-8 Years’ progressive experience (including management) in Supply Chain roles (Procurement, Planning and Warehouse)

  • APICS certification would be desirable

  • Demonstrable experience in Six Sigma/LEAN manufacturing methodologies

  • Excellent knowledge of planning and quality systems


We offer a fast-moving, informal, fun, hard-working, collaborative environment with minimal hierarchy and the flexibility to maintain an excellent work/life balance. 

Resumes by email to careers@nanometrics.caNo phone calls please