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Distribution Centre Manager – NAPA Auto Parts

THE ORGANIZATION

Our client NAPA is the most recognized auto- parts brand in North America with over 90 years’ experience. We are recruiting a Distribution Centre Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that the ever-growing Cambridge Distribution Centre is operating effectively and in a highly efficient manner. The position will be reporting to the Director of Fulfillment Centre Operations in Canada and operating out of Cambridge Distribution Centre.

 

THE MANDATE

The Distribution Centre Manager will ensure operational standards and regional performance targets are met while implementing strategies and objectives to ensure productivity, efficiency and maximize profitability in a customer-centric environment.  The Manager will ensure that customer needs are met, for establishing a safe, positive, inclusive and strong culture of team accountability plus oversee the financial and operations planning process for the Cambridge Distribution Centre.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Operations Management

  • Managing the total movement, both inbound and outbound of product within the Distribution Centre.
  • Controlling stock movement and accuracy, including receiving, put away, stock location of supplier shipments, on-time delivery, etc. in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring operational excellence in all areas including efficient operations of Distribution Centre management system(s) and related equipment, safe and efficient processing of inventory reception, layout of product placement, and maintenance and organization of the Distribution Centre.
  • Leading the Distribution Centre Management team.

 

Customer Focus

  • Improving customer experience through process and people development.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction levels are achieved for new and current Stores, consistent with contracted service levels, timelines, and budgets as well as legal/regulatory standards.
  • Recommending, implementing, and driving continuous improvement activities through the implementation of change management processes and best practices.
  • Collaborating with internal groups to support stakeholder relationships.

 

 Financial

  • Meeting and exceeding established financial expected for the Distribution Centre.
  • Working with GOMs, VP’s and corporate departments to develop annual operations and capital budgets for the Distribution Centre.
  • Managing and preparing Distribution Centre financial reports.

 

Safety

  • Ensuring a culture of safety throughout the Distribution Centre by ensuring safety policies and procedures are implemented and followed, and monitoring safety, physical security, and operational metrics on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Promoting and implementing workplace safety and health programs, including providing direction and guidance on safe work practices, conducting investigations, reporting, and follow up to reduce reoccurrence.
  • Addressing and resolving health and safety issues in a timely and efficient manner.

 

Continuous Improvement

  • Leading the continuous improvement function and oversight across all Distribution Centre departments.
  • Designing, modifying, and implementing optimized operations processes across different functions in the context of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Responsible for measuring and analyzing the performance of the organization’s processes to ensure optimal results; championing an organization culture that promotes and sustains quality as an element of superior business performance and client/stakeholder satisfaction.

 

Key Leadership Qualities

  • Decision Making: You are a champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common-sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities, and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation’s best interests.
  • Accountability: You strive for performance excellence and hold yourself and your direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
  • Customer Focused: You are a proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new opportunities.
  • Execution: You are focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget by dealing effectively with challenges.
  • Leading People: Your leadership as a compelling communicator engages, motivates, and inspires others to achieve results and encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

 

Education

  • Community College diploma or a University degree (preferred) in a related field

Experience

  • 10+ years of distribution work experience
  • 5+ years of management experience preferably within a Distribution Centre environment
  • Experience in financial and operational performance management
  • Well versed in MS Office and have a good knowledge of AS400.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: tosearch@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AQXX-026053 Distribution Centre Manager – NAPA Auto Parts - ON - Cambridge / Greater Toronto Area West (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.