This position provides managerial direction and leadership to all departments within a distribution centre.
Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
Act as a Leader in order to achieve Martin-Brower of Canada’s Goals and Objectives.
Demonstrate teamwork and maintain a positive attitude.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships across the Company.
Grow and foster strong relationships with Customers
Ensure a high level of interactivity to maximize co-operation between all departments
Partner with HR, with the partnership involving all aspects of the operations to ensure people practices are aligned with the company culture and vision
Communicate goals, objectives, strategies, results and plans.
Participate in training, inspection, investigation and continuous improvement programs.
Foster an environment of positive employee relations and employee engagement
Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with the Union Business Agent.
Participate in negotiation of the collective agreement
Other projects or duties as assigned.
Oversee operations of the DC to maximize operations performance and achieve operational goals (monthly, quarterly, yearly basis)
Ensure that continuous improvement guidelines are adhered to by all departments.
Evaluate centre specific policies, procedures and equipment and ensure timely updating/replacing/improving as required.
Responsible and accountable for the achievement of the DC’s operating financial goals.
Create capital budget and maintain expenditures within approved budget.
Ensure that capital expenditures effectively maximize the Company’s investments.
Approve all operational expenses according to financial approval guidelines.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports detailing departmental goals identifying variances from budget, reasons for variances and in necessary actions needed to reduce costs.
Ensure compliance with industry, and company standards ensuring legislated requirements are met.
Lead Canadian strategic initiatives included in the Annual Operations Plan
Provide vision and strategic goals for the short term and long term success of Operations.
Work with leaders in ensuring robust Individual Development Plans are in place
Develop succession for key roles in the organization
Attend and participate in meetings with union/management, Managers, Health & Safety Committee.
Conduct performance reviews for DC Managers recommending salary changes, developmental requirements, promotions etc.
Oversee labour relations by managing within the parameters of the collective agreement.
Roles and Responsibilities in Martin Brower’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
You will be responsible for taking part in the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) by holding yourself accountable and taking responsibility for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. You will also be accountable for working and acting in a way that promotes a safe and healthy work environment.
You will be responsible for reporting on the OHSMS metrics and performance of your team on a monthly basis to the Senior Leadership Team. You will also take responsibility and accountability for the prevention of work-related injury and illness and will provide safe and healthy workplaces and activities.
As a General Manager you must demonstrate leadership and commitment to the OHSMS by participating in, establishing and promoting health and safety committees. You will be responsible for promoting a culture throughout Martin-Brower that supports the intended outcomes of the OHSMS by developing leaders, protecting workers, ensuring that processes are in place for workers to participate in the OHSMS, and through consulting workers. You will also be responsible for ensuring that employees feel comfortable and safe reporting incidents, hazards, risks and opportunities.
You will take every reasonable precaution to ensure the workplace is safe. You will meet the core competencies of the job as outlined in the job description.
Required Skills and Experience:
University degree / College diploma in Commerce or Science.
Minimum seven to ten years’ experience in all areas of a high-volume, food service, unionized distribution, supply chain or logistics environment.
Demonstrated positive and influential involvement with customers
Strong work ethic.
Excellent time management skills, ability to manage multiple priorities.
Strong, interactive team player.
Integrative thinker and excellent problem solving skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).
High initiative, self-motivation and strong leadership qualities.
Ability to produce accurate and timely reports.
Working knowledge of (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point etc.).
Demonstrated role model with proven success in team development and performance management.
This position must pass a post-offer background.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.