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Manager of Supply Chain

Reference ID: 231
Operations and Logistics
Full Time
Abbotsford, BC     
Fraser Valley, BC     
Surrey, BC     

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The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for the development and execution of the monthly and quarterly production planning schedule, customer service, shipping & receiving, warehouse management, and inventory control departments.


Provide Supply chain leadership to:

  • Drive profitable growth
  • Execute the business plan
  • Reduce supply chain costs
  • Improve efficiencies through the process improvement and innovation.


  • Develop strategies to improve supply chain performance through process, innovation, and capability development.
  • responsible for managing the order-to-cash cycle from the customer facing and transactional side including, supply chain, customer service, production control & scheduling, shipping & receiving, warehouse management, and inventory control.
  • Drives a corporate culture that focuses on facts, tangible results and behaviors.
  • Supports business execution of new programs and initiatives in conjunction with category manager’s promotional activities, new product launches, network redesigns, and adherence.
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job goals and expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Produces products by establishing production planning systems; maintaining good manufacturing practices, enforcing quality standards, improving products and processes.
  • Interfaces closely with Plant GM and Manufacturing Manager to effectively develop purchasing and logistical systems, inventory and production control requirements.
  • Achieves financial objectives by establishing objectives; developing budgets; controlling costs, maximizing use of available assets.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensures the company meets customer requirements in regards to customer Supply Chain scorecard management to include (In-stocks, Lead-Times, On-Time Delivery, Material Forecast Accuracy, etc).
  • Responsible for Cost-to-Serve Metric and cost savings initiatives.
  • Lead a trained and motivated workforce capable of implementing and executing the business strategy.
  • Work with all functional departments to actively pursue supply chain excellence programs along with fostering a “one Plant” partnership with peers to achieve aligned goals.
  • Support the continued development of Multi-Functional business teams in partnership with the divisional replenishment team and category managers.
  • Manages, develops, and leads a staff to achieve defined goals & objectives across all responsible areas.
  • Extensive coaching of team members on the ability to work in the multi-functional business environment as well as effective customer management.
  • Develop functional expertise for team members.
  • Develop team to increase customer influencing skill-sets (within all functions)
  • Develop annual budget plan covering production schedule, purchasing, inventory control, customer service, shipping & receiving and warehouse.
  • Communicates and facilitates meetings effectively.
  • Identifies and resolves issues skillfully and in a timely manner.
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technology and industry practices.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, computer science, industrial engineering
  • Masters Degree/MBA are a plus
  • CPM, SCM, or SPSM industry certification within Purchasing & Supply Chain highly desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within Product supply, Supply Chain (either/or transportation, DC, operations, manufacturing, or Customer Management.
  • Requires a background in Supply Chain Management, understanding of Collaborative Planning and Forecasting (CPFR), Financial Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Customer Service.
  • Previous experience in shipping/receiving and warehouse management desired.
  • Prior experience in Supply Chain Finance including modeling of Inventory Carrying Costs, creating and executing inventory strategies demonstrating impact on working capital and profit/margin optimization preferred.
  • Candidate must have ability to effectively handle multiple tight timeline situations.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and possess a willingness to make autonomous decisions.
  • Previous experience as a Category SCM or customer SCM preferred.
  • Experience in managing multiple departments and functions in a fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional understanding of supply chain concepts and processes.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to create and drive change and effectively communicate throughout the organization.
  • Ability to achieve goals through influencing others.
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to analyze data from various systems to get to opportunity/root cause.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & MS Project.
  • Works with integrity and respect displaying a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be familiar with various measuring devices and analyzing information
  • Good understanding of HR and Financial acumen is highly desired.

Posted: December 6, 2016
Closes:February 4, 2017
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