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Regional Supply Chain Manager
Title:Regional Supply Chain Manager
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Wakefield Canada Inc. is an industry leading Canadian company that manufactures, distributes and markets category-leading products for the automotive, commercial heavy-duty, and industrial markets including Castrol, the #1 brand of passenger car motor oil in Canada, and the “Super Clean” cleaner-degreaser brand.

Wakefield Canada Inc. has an excellent opportunity for a full time Regional Supply Chain Manager – Western Region, reporting to the VP, Supply Chain. The Western Region Supply Chain Manager has overall responsibility for ensuring products are safely delivered to customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. The incumbent will be responsible for cost and quality of the distribution and transportation operations (direct Wakefield and/or third party) in a specified region, including inventory management in Wakefield and/or third party warehousing. This position partners closely with the Regional Sales Manager and sales team to ensure we are continuously meeting customer needs, and continuously improving our approach to market.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the regional Supply Chain team based portion of the Wakefield transportation/logistics function, including both Wakefield truck fleet management and 3rd party transportation providers.
  • Collaborate with the Planning team, Customer Care, Quality and other Regional Operations teams to facilitate the smooth flow of goods through Wakefield’s Supply Chain.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of departmental processes and policies designed to improve customer satisfaction and/or reduce our cost to serve
  • Maintain existing and develop new relationships with 3rd party providers of Transportation and Warehousing services for Wakefield
  • Interact with all levels of the Wakefield organization to identify and implement growth priorities, address immediate business issues, and to evolve the business to meet long term objectives.
  • Partner with the other Supply Chain personnel and the Director, Distribution Operations to develop, implement, and assist in the management of broader national distribution and inventory management strategies.
  • Overall responsibility for Wakefield Health & Safety for the Transportation and Distribution team in Central Region, working closely with the Supply Chain Management team to ensure a continued culture of safety amongst all Wakefield staff and third-party contractors conducting work on behalf of or for Wakefield. This includes training for TDG (Transporting Dangerous Goods), WHMIS, and Fork Lift training.
  • Handle any escalated problems that arise within the Warehouse/Distribution region. Partner with Plant Engineer & Facilities Manager to continuously review facilities maintenance protocols and to identify/implement significant capital projects
  • Partner with the Manager, Procurement to ensure regional operations continue to meet evolving Wakefield quality standards
  • Participate in ongoing project teams to identify opportunities/requirements for new standard operating procedures and responsible to ensure full staff awareness and compliance with all quality processes
  • Ensure strong business continuity plan for regional operations
  • Special projects as required

We are looking for someone with:

  • Leadership experience with the ability to support, mentor, coach and develop others
  • Strong analytical abilities to diagnose complex organizational issues and recommend actions to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to project a positive image to both internal and external clients
  • Project management skills who has the confidence and ability to clearly communicate goals and plans

AND who can:

  • Proactively identify trends or problems prior to their occurrence, recommending solutions and then implementing recommendations
  • Work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining your composure and professionalism
  • Multi-task efficiently and function in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Contribute visionary ideas and clearly communicate expectations
  • Present to all levels of the organization
  • Understand business operations and demonstrate value through partnerships within the organization

Now the real important stuff… What’s in it for you?

  • A full-time, permanent position with a very competitive total compensation package, commensurate with experience
  • Amazing group benefit coverage available to you on the first day on the job, with an additional $1000/year for mental wellness.
  • 6% bi-weekly employer contribution to company pension plan.
  • $400 annual fitness/wellness reimbursement for things like gym memberships, a personal trainer, weight loss programs, running clinics, golf lessons etc.
  • Vacation and floater days.
  • Discount Castrol Edge Oil Program
  • FREE Mr. Lube oil changes
  • A fun, exciting work environment that loves to celebrate our amazing team. We have BBQs, ticket giveaways for sporting events, Holiday parties and other celebrations, food and ice cream trucks, Wellness Wednesdays, lunch and learns and much, much more.

At Wakefield Canada Inc., we are dedicated to inclusion and collaborative work. It’s important to us that we have a diverse team with a variety of skills and abilities from the top down. Everyone’s diversity inspires creativity and drives innovation in our organization. We are committed to building a team that is representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

Reasonable accommodations are available during the hiring process. If you require special assistance or accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 416.252.5511.

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