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Warehouse Director - Montreal

Lasalle Office

Date Posted: 02-17-19

There’s a moment when it all comes together. When a complicated challenge turns into a creative solution. When a problem turns into an opportunity. We live for those moments. And if challenges arise? That’s ok – rise to the challenge. No two days are exactly the same, and that’s what makes working at Fuel so gratifying.

Here at Fuel, creativity is what drives us forward. We want the outliers. The non-conformists. The game-changers. And that’s where you come in. To transform the face of logistics, we need your help. This is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. We want you to be excited about the work you’re doing and the company you’re doing it for.

Pay, benefits, perks and more.  We’re not like the others, nor do we care to be.  You are an investment and from day one, we treat you as such. Easily accessible by car or public transit, our dynamic work environment is high-energy and fun. Our competitive comp packages include comprehensive benefit plans and generous paid time off, and our company sponsored events and other creative perks are all designed with our valued employees in mind.

Fuel Transport is expanding rapidly and looking for a Warehouse Director for our office located in Lasalle.  The person selected will be responsible to evaluate, manage and improve all warehousing, shipping & receiving and yard activities of Fuel’s network in North America.  This role is accountable to ensure that Fuel’s warehouses are compliant and respect safety regulations while operating productively and profitably.
 
Rise to the challenge. Find your Fuel.
 
Detailed Job Description:
 
  • Provide tactical direction and oversight to warehouse management team, processes, systems and optimization of the warehouse/distribution centre.
  • Develop strategic and operational plans to outline and execute Fuel’s warehousing objectives and identify capital budgets to forecast expectations in conjunction with all warehousing activities.
  • Strive to enhance customer service, profitability and efficiency of Fuel’s warehousing network, shipping and receiving as well as yard activities.
  • Manage distribution and logistics costs, quality service, safety, compliance and performance over the short and long-term while mitigating risk.
  • Participate in and contribute to corporate initiatives and projects, most specifically the implementation of Fuel’s warehouse management system, ensure its utilization and develop optimal warehouse layouts, efficient yard management and security protocols for all Fuel’s premises.
  • Evaluate, research, qualify and negotiate strategic business agreements to strengthen and support the efficient expansion of Fuel’s warehousing network.
  • Oversee all aspects of shipping, receiving and inventory management to ensure inventory accuracy.
  • Identify improvement opportunities via establishing processes, identifying value added KPIs and promoting solutions to successfully address these opportunities.
  • Monitor and report on mutually agreed upon KPI’s and make necessary adjustments to correct action and achieve desired expectations, in collaboration with management team.
  • Provide internal customer service and manage special projects/requests from other departments.
  • Maintain and upgrade the highest standards of health and safety, hygiene and security protocols and practices for all warehousing and yard activities.
  • Develop, coach, and mentor key talent to build a world-class distribution and logistics organization.
  • Maintain harmonious business relations with suppliers, carriers and clients.
 
Skills & Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in supply chain, industrial engineering, transportation management or business with at least 7-10 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Practical experience in improving global warehousing activities such as; processes, protocols, work flow efficiency, health and safety, security, warehouse layout optimization and Warehouse Management System’s implementation.
  • Advanced practical knowledge of best practice related to warehousing and distribution and identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to support key business decisions.
  • Demonstrated operational and project management experience with proven success working in and leading cross functional teams.
  • Strong analytical, decision making and problem-solving ability with exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in upgrading a global warehousing network, managing change and collaborating with an executive team.
  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English (fully bilingual is preferred).
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and Word required.
  • Advance knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).