Distribution Centre Team Lead

Location: Langley, British Columbia
Date Posted: 08-03-2017
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such asDempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®.  Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. 

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. Canada Bread operates 17 bakeries and employs approximately 4,400 Associates across Canada.  It distributes its products through a network of more than 1,000 routes operated by franchisees, distributors and some Corporate Associates.

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.

We are currently looking to hire a Team Lead for our Annacis Island (Cliveden) Distribution facility to cover our afternoon shift (2.30pm to 10.30pm)
Availability required on Sun / Mon / Thurs / Fri / Sat

Position Summary:
Team Lead will need to oversee the operation at the Distribution Centre and work alongside associates in the following areas; receiving, loading and checking stations.

Position Responsibilities: 
  1. Assign standard tasks to employees based on schedule and targets agreed with the Supervisor
  2. Work as part of the Distribution Team, reporting to the Distribution Supervisor.
  3. Responsible for overseeing the distribution floor
  4. Lead 8-10 Distribution Associates per shift
  5. Ensures excellent customer service through distribution accuracy and on-time delivery
  6. Communicate efficiently and respectfully with company associates, third party drivers, and franchisees
  7. Must have or be willing to obtain forklift certification and first aid training (Level 1)
  8. Ensures all required safety, health, environmental and security policies are complied with and being followed.
  9. Lead execution of the site emergency response plan in the absence of a Supervisor.
  10. Key point of contact between associates and supervisors, ensuring appropriate efforts and labor are being directed towards meeting the daily goals and responsibilities
  11. Report any attendance, tardiness issues to the supervisor.
Working Conditions:
Distribution work is performed indoors in a warm, sanitary, and well-ventilated conditions. The distribution centre is requires manual work, assisted with the occasional use of fork lifts as required.
All workers must follow safe work practices and wear protective equipment. At times, associates may be required to lift up to 40 pounds. Additionally, standing for long periods of time, as well as walking, pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting will be required.
The distribution operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Associates might be asked to work days, afternoons or night shifts.

Required Skills & Knowledge:
  1. Must have experience and ability to learn Warehouse Management Systems.
  2. Skilled in Picking, Loading and Receiving
  3. Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word and Excel (Basic)
  4. Must be able to perform or willing to learn all the various functions within the DC
  5. Must be able to carry out a number of tasks at any given time and prioritize
  6. Must be able to perform under pressure
  7. Effective communication skills
  8. Knowledge of Inventory management.
  9. Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  10. Solid knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain Distribution
Canada Bread provides a positive working environment and opportunity for career growth and development. Our associates include people who are enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and energetic. We invite you to explore our Careers section to discover more about our high performance culture at Canada Bread.

To be considered for this role please apply with an updated resume in Word format by clicking “Apply Now” below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

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