Oil Production Planner

Aylmer, ON

The Oil Production Planner is responsible for production planning activities in the extraction, refining and post-processing operations at Motif. This role is responsible for translating customer forecasts for bulk oil into production demand and optimizing operations to meet these demands within operational constraints. The Oil Production Planner will supervise Oil Production Coordinators (shift schedule) and reports directly into the Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations.

Motif Labs is a licensed cannabis extraction facility located in SW Ontario and currently the 9th largest LP in Canada. We are the creator of internal brands such as BOXHOT, DEBUNK, Boondocks, and Floresense that are deeply connected to the diverse and evolving needs of today's consumer market. We also operate as a business-to-business enterprise, offering toll processing and contract manufacturing services to Licensed Producers (LP’s) and 3rd party brands. 

 As Motif continues to grow, we are seeking talented and driven individuals to join our team. Our company culture is centered around integrity, collaboration, and quality and these core values are at the heart of everything we do.

Position Overview:

  • Review and interpret bulk oil forecasts for brand, tolling and wholesale clients
  • Develop and optimize production schedules to meet client demands
  • Develop and implement dynamic scheduling tools that support accurate and efficient scheduling as Motif grows and increases in complexity
  • Interface with the operations management, supply chain and commercial teams to confirm planning inputs incl; constraints, production rates and optimization opportunities
  • Supervise and train the Oil Production Coordinators
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain on biomass planning; provide direction on biomass procurement to support required oil production demands
  • Plan and coordinate tolling activities
  • Lead month end inventory reconciliations in the Extraction and Refining Departments for Health Canada and CRA reporting
  • Track cannabinoid efficiency across the Extraction and Refining Departments
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Post secondary education in a related discipline 
  • 2+ years experience in production planning in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Experience using ERP systems and/or cannabis tracking software (ie. Ample) is preferred
  • Experience within Cannabis industry is considered an asset
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Personal accountability to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Expert communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Organized with advanced administration skills
  • Able to work autonomously, but also take direction when needed
  • Ability to interact with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Strong sense of urgency with a customer-centric mindset
  • Advanced skills in MS Office applications (particularly Excel)
  • Required to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be an open work permit holder, permanent resident or Canadian citizen


NOTE: All candidates are required to pass a criminal background check and provide a copy for employment at Motif. We thank all interested candidates. Only those whom we have selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Location: Aylmer, Ontario. Role is required to be on site.



This role is performed on site at our production facility in Aylmer, Ontario and Motif provides all required PPE and has continued manufacturing safety protocols: a well-fitted mask must be worn at all times while inside our production areas and staff are to remain 2M+ apart unless otherwise communicated. Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm.

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