Warehouse Manager

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: November 16, 2018
  • Job Order ID: 170732
  • Consultant: Michael van Olm
  • Industry: Building Materials

Our client is Canada’s largest distributor of industrial equipment in Canada. They are seeking a WAREHOUSE MANAGER to lead their distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario. The Warehouse Manager is responsible for the direct management and handling of all warehousing and distribution functions at the organization’s warehouse facilitiy. This includes accountability for inbound and outbound freight, as well as adherence to legislative, safety, and organizational policies and procedures. The Warehouse Manager will accomplish effective logistical oversight through strong leadership and decision-making skills.

  • Manage the reception, handling, distribution, and storage of all freight, product, and supplies that come in and out of warehouse.
  • Ensure all orders are shipped to customers in a timely manner in adherence to delivery schedules.
  • Communicate all delays or variances in inbound/outbound freight to the appropriate parties.
  • Maintain strict control over inventory levels in order to meet internal and external demand of product.(cycle counts)
  • Plan warehouse layout and space requirements in order to prevent loss or damage, and to achieve full warehouse optimization.
  • Take into account full implications of freight turnover, size, weight, and other factors when allocating warehouse space.
  • Enforce corporate policies regarding security and safety in order to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Supervise a team of warehouse employees, including hiring, delegation, training, performance evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination.
  • Identify discrepancies between inventory records and take action.
  • Investigate causes of lost or damaged shipments and other matters; make adjustments where necessary.
  • Implement and monitor performance metrics for shipping and receiving.
  • 3 to 5 years of direct work experience in a warehouse management function or supply chain management position.
  • Direct working knowledge of operations, warehouse management, and transportation management.
  • Direct knowledge of WHMIS and other safety systems.
  • Familiar with enterprise-level track-and-trace systems, as well as implementation experience.
  • Experience with radio frequency ID systems (RFID), bar code systems, and electronic data interchange (EDI) may be required.
  • Strong knowledge of SCM systems, as well as Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in managing third-party logistics providers.
  • Strong knowledge of warehouse documentation, with good writing skills.
  • Ability to interpret and act upon complex instructions.
  • Solid project management skills are essential.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good financial and business awareness.
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and its executive team.
  • Strong quantitative and critical thinking skills.
  • Team leadership and teambuilding abilities.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills, diplomacy, and tact.

If this sounds like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, please contact Michael van Olm at MacDonald Search Group michael@macdonaldsearchgroup.com or 403-444-6487.