Distribution Center Manager

Staples - Winnipeg, MB (12 months ago)

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Our North American Supply Chain network brings technology and people together in innovative ways to deliver state–of–the–art products, services, and expertise. Our extensive portfolio of opportunities span from traditional inventory, fulfillment and delivery to specialized strategy, automation, engineering, analytics, leadership, and logistics. Our diverse network paired with a continued commitment to and investment in our people, process, platforms and the communities in which we live and serve are the foundation on which we build our bright future.

If you are interested in leveraging your talents to drive innovation, customer satisfaction, market growth, personal development and industry change in a dynamic team work environment-please explore the opportunities within our world class Supply Chain team!

We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, company RRSP/DPSP and much more.

Please note: This position is based out of 200 Discovery Place, Winnipeg,MB R2R 0P7

Position Summary:
The Fulfillment Centre Manager is responsible for the complete operation of a multi-shift fulfillment center(s) - this position is accountable for the management and performance of the FC location(s) in an efficient, cost effective, safe manner while maintaining high associate engagement and customer satisfaction levels. This role ensures all orders and deliveries to Staples NAD customers are performed according to time, safety, efficiency and accuracy standards. Responsibilities also include; coaching and managing associates to high performance standards and recognizing individual and team success.

Position Responsibilities:
Oversee all facets of the operation to ensure products get properly picked, packaged, and delivered to customers on time. Direct daily delivery operations, staffing and resources to accomplish delivery schedule within the assigned delivery area(s). Achieve the performance goals and objectives set for assigned location (s).
Act as a change agent by analyzing and making improvement recommendations to established processes and procedures in both warehouse and delivery operation.
Read, understand and analyze daily, weekly, and monthly operational reports. Use these reports to evaluate department’s performance. Compute figures to accurately plan/adjust headcount to meet department’s objectives
Develop productivity & accuracy standards and follow-up to ensure acceptable quality control standards are met.
Ensure that associates are trained on safe work practices. Ensure that those safe work practices are followed to support a safe work environment.
Work closely with all call center/customer care leaders to ensure timely notification of delivery issues to be communicated with customers. Serve as a resource to other NAD operations management associates to resolve delivery problems
Evaluate and develop operational policies and procedures to ensure the most efficient and effective processing of delivery orders; control of damages, errors and mis-picks; and excellence in customer service levels.
Analyze projected sales/deliveries and plan for adequate staffing and equipment
Monitor facility technical needs are adequately and maintain equipment to ensure operational readiness
Develop staff to be capable of coaching, counseling and motivating Associates to attain optimum performance, productivity levels, and associate engagement. Conduct timely and valuable performance reviews. Ensure communication and teamwork among staff to aid in the accomplishment of the department objectives. Plan and provide for continued on the job training for all FC and Delivery Associates.
Ensure that all Company and HR policies and practices are communicated to associates and practiced consistently (i.e. Ready to Serve policy, Workers Comp programs, Frameworks, Wage Review Analysis, etc). Enforce conformity with all governmental guidelines and provincial laws.
Monitor in-stock position and react to inventory needs to ensure delivery standards are met. Develop and maintain inventory/security controls to prevent shrinkage and shortages. Conduct semi-annual inventories and report results.
Act as a Corporate Citizen, representing the FC and Staples in a positive and professional manner. Responsible for customer facing, giving tours, and acting as point person for the FC to guests and visitors.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Primarily working in fulfillment centre with exposure to cold and heat


Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related discipline (i.e. logistics, engineering or business) or 5 to 10 years of progressive experience in warehouse and delivery operation. (Minimum 5 years at management level)
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
Strong analytical and detail-oriented.
Must have the ability to provide guidance and work direction to motivate others and maintain improved operational performance and associate engagement levels.
High degree of experience and comfort with various warehouse and delivery technologies (pick-to-voice, barcode technologies, GPS, POD, etc.)
Possesses a sense of urgency required in a deadline driven environment and ability to prioritize appropriately

Staples is committed to providing accommodation to people with disabilities throughout the job application and interview process to the point of undue hardship. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact a Customer Care Representative at 1-866-782-7537.

Staples is an equal opportunity employer and an accommodation will be provided during the hiring process if requested.