Shipping Manager

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Date Posted: 08-04-2017
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® 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. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. 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 outlet.
 Position Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to plan, organize, control and improve all activities for the shipping and receiving department
  • Act as the central point of contact to communicate and resolve order fulfillment delivery issues
  • Control, track, and report on monthly operating expense variances.
  • Create and advise on strategies to resolve shipping and/or receiving discrepancies
  • Develop, monitor and control departmental budgets.
  • Provide clear and concise communication to direct reports.
  •   Direct reports include 5-7 Supervisors.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ministry of Transportation requirements.
  • JHSC recommendations or MOL work orders, Company Safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Provide performance management counseling and/or progressive discipline in a timely fashion when required.
  • Learn, develop and exhibit behaviours consistent with Canada Bread Company Values
  • Review and analyze product compliance according to the specifications
  • Responsible for inbound and outbound BRC audit compliance and Traceability
  • Work with production and other departments to optimize plant efficiencies through strategic scheduling of product lines (meeting production and shipping timelines).
  • Work with supply chain to optimize transport and timely delivery of product to Distribution Centers.
  • Review on an ongoing basis plant outbound/inbound KPI’s inclusive of corrective actions.
  • Responsibility for a second smaller site 1km away – high level oversight with a view for efficiency gains and process improvement
  • Perform other shipping, transportation and order fulfillment duties as required
 Education And Experience:
  • At least 7-10 years’ experience in shipping - minimum  of 3 years in a management role
  • Experience preferably in a unionized environment with food industry or related experience
  • Experience in high volume, fast paced, low to no inventory based shipping environment.
  • The successful candidate will possess a relevant post secondary education
  • Superior communication skills in a multi-cultural environment and the ability to deal with a variety of front line industrial relations issues.
  • Takes initiative, exercises good judgment in day-to-day business decisions.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards, regulations and best practices.
  • The flexibility to adapt to a 24 hour, 7 day operation schedule
  • Ability to balance multiple issues in relation to production scheduling, order fulfillment, supply/demand balancing.
  • Understanding of ERP systems would be an asset – Oracle preferred

    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.

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