Distribution Supervisor

Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 01-30-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® McGavins® and Vachon®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls.
As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.
Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlets.
ROLE SUMMARY:         
The ideal candidate will be a leader delivering upon our KPIs including Safety, Sanitation, Service and Efficiency while delivering to our customers in a timely manner.  Focusing on associate morale and associate co-operation in a unionized environment  

Please note the shifts are rotating and are during the Afternoon and Evening
  • Utilize warehouse management system to optimize for peak performance of the team.
  • Ensure that all associates are aware of the health and safety rules and principles outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and enforce safe operating procedures.
  • Schedule facility maintenance as required.
  •  Maintain a positive workplace environment while effectively coordinating loading, transport and all other            warehouse activities
  • Handle and communicate issues to depots, the third party carriers and dispatch drivers
  • Ensure that Key Performance Indicators are inline with company objectives thru our internal scorecard.
  • Work closely with experienced staff and equipment to help increase efficiencies throughout the warehouse facilities
  • Utilize the optimal number of hourly personnel to fulfill service requirements while maximizing productivity and minimizing labour costs.
  • Maintain accurate inventory while reducing waste.
  • Effectively handle union relations and including the grievance process
  • The ability to deal with an extremely fast environment, handling pressure situations and to effectively make quick decisions with accuracy  
  • .The preferred candidate will possess a post secondary education and/or P.Log/CITT designation with a           minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience
  • Previous experience in a unionized food, dairy, beverage or packaged goods industry is a definite asset.
  • Working knowledge of inventory practices.
  • Ability to successfully use MS office for daily operations.
  • The incumbent must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be willing to work alternating/rotating shift work, as required including weekends 
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at: CB_Accessibility@grupobimbo.com

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