Assistant General Manager, Warehouse Operations

Loblaw Companies Limited - Ajax, ON (29 days ago)

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Overview:
The Ajax Distribution Center has an opening for an Assistant General Manager (AGM), Warehouse Operations. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivating and energetic individual, who enjoys the challenges of working in a high potential, fast-paced environment with frequent workload changes and competing demands.

As the AGM, Warehouse Operations, you will be responsible for overseeing all distribution center activities and coordinating work across various departments while delivering a consistent standard of safety, accuracy and efficiency. You will be required to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with both internal and external key stakeholders to ensure the distribution center delivers a high level of customer service.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide exceptional leadership, mentoring and coaching to operations team by leading and facilitating meetings and providing feedback
Working closely with Human Resources to identify education, training and development needs for direct reports relating to performance, career path and succession planning
Create and encourage a positive work environment amongst in-scope and out-of-scope colleagues
Work closely with the leadership team to focus on creating a blue culture and to ensure culture initiatives continue to be an essential component of the overall business strategy of the distribution center
Conduct daily operations debriefs for Management and Supervisors to ensure warehousing activities are being executed according to plan and identify solutions where problems or gaps may exist
Evaluate, monitor, and verify operational performance and address issues in a proactive manner (ie. system maintenance, product management, and operational issues)
Ensure standard operating procedures and/or routines are effectively developed, managed and evolve with changing business needs
Manage and monitor distribution center projects to ensure deadlines are met
Provide General Manager with reports and updates on operational activity
Drive a safety culture by collaborating with the operations team in the development and maintenance of safety programs to ensure compliance is achieved in all areas including: health and safety, food safety, HACCP and accident/injury reporting
Ensure customer obligations are met, and exceeded where possible, in regards to inbound and outbound deliveries, on-time arrivals and quality standards
Manage distribution center financial records with a strong financial aptitude that includes: developing budgets, forecasting and labour planning
Lead continuous improvement and innovation initiatives

Core Competencies:
Proven track record providing dedicated customer service excellence through strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Exceptional team-building ability and a strong people development background
Demonstrated ability to model blue culture behaviours and align business decisions to CORE values
Must have excellent decision-making, time management, and communication skills
Strong computer systems knowledge (MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Knowledge of warehouse management systems
Flexibility to work irregular or extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed

Education and Experience Requirements:
Post-secondary education preferred
5 years superior management experience in a distribution/warehouse setting

Travel Requirements:
Candidate must be willing to relocate to Ontario
Travel required: approximately 10% travel time throughout Canada; may fluctuate based on business needs
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced warehouse environment, apply today.