• Posted on:
    May 10, 2024
  • Application Deadline:
    Jun 10, 2024
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    Full Time
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Workforce Planner Assistant


Job Description

Reports To: Operations Manager

We are seeking an individual to join our workforce planning team to support daily schedule preparation, team training, coaching, and productivity management. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced environment where adaptability and time management is the key to success.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Motivate, coach, and guide Team Leads to achieve maximum productivity rates, operational objectives, and production goals
  • Monitor productivity, efficiency, and performance of greenhouse Team Leads and offer support and guidance where needed
  • Recognize outstanding performance of individuals and teams
  • Promote & maintain a safe and healthy workplace by complying with all regulatory Health & Safety requirements, internal policies, and industry best practice standards
  • Encourage teamwork and motivate Team Leads through ongoing communication of company goals
  • Lead by example (e.g. attendance, professionalism, safety awareness, positive attitude)
  • Liaise between departments to ensure that production plans are in line with business objectives
  • Continuously manage priorities, monitor status, and provide required reports to management
  • Coordinate work activities with Workforce Planner, Supervisors, Team Leads, team and other departments
  • Identify productivity related problems, resolve work challenges, and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Assist with developing daily labour schedule to ensure adequate staff coverage, optimal equipment utilization, and efficient flow of production
  • Operate various types of equipment as required
  • Assist with developing team and individual employee skills and performance through the effective use of on-going coaching, training, and progressive counseling
  • Assist with booking transportation arrangements for workers
  • Perform Greenhouse Labour tasks during peak periods. (i.e stick placement, pinching, shipping preparation.)
  • Perform other tasks as required

Physical Location/Working Conditions:

  • Greenhouse environment in rural area, own transportation required;
  • Repetitive tasks, combination of standing, bending, walking, crouching
  • 35 – 55 hours per week, shifts may vary between day and evening

This role is classified as an agriculture employee / farm employee. See the following link for more details about this classification from ESA http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/factsheets/fs_agri.php

Education RequirementPost Secondary Diploma Experience Requirement

Minimum Requirements:

  • College diploma in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years experience Team Lead / Supervisor
  • Experience in the greenhouse industry an asset
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • A high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and the ability to create logically ordered objectives
  • Ability to motivate and attain positive results from employees and teams is a must
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Word, and Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft NAV Dynamics is a plus
  • Superior interpersonal skills within a team environment are essential to this position
How to Apply

How to apply:

Submit your resume:

Mail: 38024 John Wise Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3T2

Email: employment@ontarioplants.com  / Subject title: Workforce Planner Assistant - Glencoe

Fax: 519 637 2449

Website: https://www.ontarioplants.com/employment

Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 519-637-2119. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those meeting the requirements will be considered.

About Employer

The Company:

Founded in 2002, Ontario Plants Propagation Limited aims to be North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants. Our customers put their trust in us to provide premium-quality vegetable plants year-round. To achieve this, we must hire motivated & passionate people that support our workforce and facilities.

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