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This position is based at our Exshaw Cement Plant
Support the procurement function within an operating cement plant by maximizing efficiencies associated with the provision of materials to the operation.
Manage all aspects of warehousing including handling stock reconciliations, handling incoming goods, issuing goods, receiving returned goods, stocktaking and managing quality and inspection stock
Implement and manage warehousing strategies, policies and procedures to ensure that movement and storage of goods is managed effectively throughout the operating company
Ensure warehousing KPIs are met in order to support the effective running of the operating company and prepare and publish warehousing reports to demonstrate performance
Drive improvement and results in operational efficiency and inventory improvement strategies
Take responsibility for receiving, storing and dispatching goods, tracking shipments, co-ordinating import and export activities & liaising with internal and external customers and suppliers as necessary
Ensure warehouse strategies that assure plant reliability are properly defined and enforced
Implement warehouse management policy and best practice procedures
Constantly improve warehouse performance (ensure warehouse KPIs are defined and measured)
Ensure OH&S requirements are met in the warehouse
Create SAP Contracts and place MRP Orders
Work closely with other functions (maintenance, production, finance) to effectively support the operation
Ensure accurate and timely delivery of stock to the operation
Health & Safety:
Implements OH&S Mission: Ensures alignment of OH&S activities and takes relevant actions to achieve OH&S requirements.
Identifies Hazards & Control Risks: Actively manages risks by ensuring that all related control activities are implemented thoroughly
Manages Incidents: Drives committed and effective incident management
Execute and monitor all respective internal controls, ensuring efficient/effective activities that support organizational objectives, while adhering to applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
Ensure compliance with internal control procedures - communicating problems in operations, unwarranted deviations from established standards, and violations of policy or law
Relationships with Other Jobs:
Direct Reports (# of): 1
Direct Reports (Titles): Storeskeeper
Operational Management (e.g. plant managers, planners, coordinators)
Required Education: Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree
Field of Study Preferred: Supply Chain, Logistics, Business
Required Work Experience:
1-3 years in purchasing or warehouse management
3-5 years in a manufacturing environment (production or maintenance)
Additional Requirements: Experience in forecasting, MRP, ERP systems, EDI or scanning systems
Required Computer and Software Skills: Proficient in MS Office. Good SAP knowledge.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Leadership ability to drive direct reports
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively/convincingly at all levels (including technical and operational) and with all functions at least in English
Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions
Costs / results driven
Strong strategic skills and problem solving/analytical skills
Effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-frame and in a pressured environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills; be able to communicate effectively at all levels, and with all functions in English
Convincing communicator / personality with high sensitivity to customers and suppliers who can balance empathy and assertiveness
Familiarity with the use of ERP/MRP systems (SAP preferred)
Ability to continuously improve efficiency of processes and manage change
Strong customer orientation
Understanding of the cement manufacturing process
Be able to convey a sense of urgency and anticipate and resolve logistical issues
Ability to identify problems quickly, make sound judgments, establish and implement solutions
Ability to deal with ambiguities, conflicts and adversarial relationships
Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.
Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.