Warehousing General Manager

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Posting Date: June 25, 2020
  • Job Order ID: 411502
  • Consultant: Sean Baker
  • Industry: Logistics / Distribution

Our Client is a well-established and progressive leader with a long history of providing superior dedicated third-party logistical solutions to its Customers. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and results driven individual to join their organization as the Warehouse General Manager in Edmonton, Alberta.

In this exciting role you will work closely with the National General Manager to build this new division that provides dedicated services to clients an emerging industry. By effectively planning, monitoring and leading operations, including safety, quality, employee relations, on-time delivery, productivity, efficiency, training and organizational development. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that is not looking to read the playbook, but to help write the playbook.

Specifically the General Manager will;
  • Act as the control point for Operations functions and represent the organization as an ambassador of improvement activities and promotion of a safe environment throughout the organization.
  • Assist Operations in developing the technical and operating capabilities of its personnel through suitably administered training programs and adapt the programs for optimal effectiveness
  • Monitor daily shift performance with respect to production, logistics output and review data to work with Department Managers to develop and implement strategies to improve in accordance with KPI’s.
  • Act as the communications conduit between client, corporate offices and tactical teams
  • Work with Mangers and Supervisors to monitor Operations for safety, environmental, and housekeeping concerns and ensure action is taken to protect the health and welfare of employees and the environment
  • Work with department leaders to ensure appropriate scheduling and availability of resources such that Customers’ requirements are met on time, on spec and at the lowest possible cost

IDEAL CANDIDATE: This is a demanding position which requires an identifiable track record of management experience and profitable results in a competitive fast paced environment.

To succeed in the role of General Manager, the successful Candidate must:
  • Provide strong leadership and communication skills to drive commitment and inspire loyalty throughout the company, and to consolidate and strengthen the Company’s position in an increasingly competitive marketplace
  • Be capable of working under pressure, with deadlines and reporting requirements commensurate with a role of this seniority
  • Be a natural motivational leader and team builder with highly developed communication skills negotiation and listening skills
  • Have the ability to inspire trust and confidence with high integrity and personal standards
  • Be a genuine and honest individual capable of making tough decisions when required, but with diplomacy and tact
  • Be flexible and able to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing business environment
  • Have a high level of energy, stamina and drive with a true operational efficiency and productivity focus
The ideal candidate will have:
  • 5 years plus of senior management level experience within 3rd party warehousing / distribution
  • Experience maintaining a highly capitalized and complex operation
  • Post-secondary education or professional designation in management or supply chain preferred
  • Education and training in Safety and Quality
  • You may even have experience with a 3PL start up or launch which would be ideal.

If the opportunity to be a vital member of the team with this start up, North American industry leader is of interest to you, please reply in confidence.

To apply directly please email your resume to: sean@macdonaldsearchgroup.com and ensure your subject line reads exactly as follows: Warehouse General Manager - Edmonton