General Manager - Warehousing & Distribution

  • Location: Calgary
  • Posting Date: November 19, 2020
  • Job Order ID: 412781
  • Consultant: Sean Baker
  • Industry: Logistics / Distribution
General Manager – Warehousing & Distribution

Our client, a provider of leading-edge logistics, distribution and supply chain management solutions for a strong mix of clients across Canada is currently searching for the right individual to lead and grow their warehousing and distribution business.

We are searching for an excellent people manager with a successful track record of growing, coaching and inspiring a team of individuals. Someone to focus on developing and exceeding financial and operational objectives for the warehousing and distribution clients of this company. You will have accountability for delivering first class service to existing clients and designing and implementing new initiatives and offerings of value-added services. You will seek out and provide measurable results to increase or improve department margin.

To be considered for this role you must have an above average knowledge and previous experience with value added warehousing services such as, pick and pack, sorting, kitting, co-pack, reverse logistics, project warehousing, job costing and understanding distribution financials. We are looking for someone that will manage these services and help find new clients and opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Identify new business opportunities, existing client growth opportunities and exposure for vertical integration
  • Take part in the sales cycle of hunting for long lead client opportunities
  • Manage and lead the operations of your team to ensure proper planning and support the group to ensure customer orders are processed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist in recruiting, training, coaching, mentoring and developing a team that exceeds expectations.
  • Act as a liaison between senior leadership, staff, and customers.
  • Monitor the customer service levels to ensure expectations are exceeded.
  • Provide operational leadership for new client / account development.
  • Support and enforce Company’s Health and Safety compliance policies.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • 7+ years of operational experience from a warehousing or distribution operation
  • Strong delegation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership and analytical skills
  • Previous success acquiring new clients, building business, increasing share of wallet.
  • Post secondary education in supply chain or business is an asset
  • Superior presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with confidence
  • MS proficiency is necessary
  • Some travel may be required

To apply directly please email your resume to Sean Baker at sean@macdonaldsearchgroup.com or Michael Van Olm at michael@macdonaldsearchgroup.com and ensure your subject line reads exactly as follows: GM – Warehousing and Distribution Calgary