Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Management

Posted 2 years ago


This is a seasoned leadership role managing a current team of 6 with accountability for:

Procurement & Replenishment

  1. Lead 3 buyers at various levels responsible for sourcing and procurement of ~$30M/year and 6,000+ SKUs of consumer-packaged goods products from overseas suppliers
  2. Work closely with the Product Development team for custom OEM products in terms of sampling, pricing, manufacturing capabilities collaborating on designed products
  3. Work with sales leaders for quotes on bulk product buys and for product forecasts
  4. Strong understanding of global supplier strategies including country, manufacturer and shipping capabilities and options and overall supplier strategies for negotiations, relationships, site visits
  5. Strong materials, parts, components experience to understand manufacturing processes, plant capabilities and options (eg wood, stainless steel, silicone, metals, plastics, molds)
  6. Accountable for a high ongoing fill rate on orders ensuring the replenishment of all products/product categories across many supplier’s variables
  7. Demonstrated use of analytics, planning, reporting and data management to leverage cost and price opportunities across a supplier mix


  1. Lead 3 team members (2 Coordinators, 3PL Manager) accountable for a high-volume supply chain function importing overseas products into a Cdn and US warehouse
  2. Accountable for all sea, rail, ground carriers to move products understanding pricing, timing, broker, and delivery models
  3. Knowledge of inter country transfers and Duty Drawbacks for transfers between country warehouses
  4. Accountable for 2 warehouse operations (1 in Canada, 1 in the US) whether outsourced or insourced or a combination of business models for the storage, picking, packing, and shipping of orders to both commercial and retail customers.   Specifically:

o   For outsourced warehouses, accountable for the contract and relationship management, labour overviews, KPIs, periodic site visits

o   For insourced warehouses, accountable through a Warehouse Manager for all internal team processes, safety, staffing and operational requirements


  • Business management education in a related business/international/supply chain area
  • 10-15 years of progressive supply chain experience with consumer packaged goods products, preferably working with similar materials and components
  • Able to build and enhance operational processes leveraging an ERP system and data
  • Strong financial acumen to manage a significant business critical budget
  • Strong project and program planning to manage results through prioritization, risk management and opportunity identification
  • Broad business acumen to understand business issues, opportunities and margins
  • Strong team leadership experience to build a strong cohesive team while ensuring all team members contribute and develop 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for both strong external and internal interactions that build strong relationships and results
  • ~ 10% international travel requirement to suppliers in Asia, Europe, China for supplier meetings, manufacturer site visits, world fairs and conferences
  • Strong personal leadership attributes to lead by example.  This includes a high work ethic with energy and commitment coupled by an approach that engages others, builds a strong team and contributes to a culture of continuous improvements and overall helps to shape Company culture. 

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