Global Supply Chain and DistributionManager (Food Industry) - London, ON

Job Summary

Global Logistics and Distribution Manager responsible for developing and directing best practices for forecasting, planning inventory levels and replenishment tactics. The role leads a team to organize the storage and distribution of goods including transportation methods, stock control, warehousing and monitoring the flow of goods. The successful candidate has a strong customer service focus and sales driven “can do” attitude. Understanding the whole supply chain is important so that you can coordinate it effectively and liaise with suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.


1. Utilize data analysis, business intelligence, and reporting tools to forecast supply and material needs across the organization:

  • monitor developments within in-country and external markets to source materials and meet current/future supply chain needs;
  • use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle;
  • Conduct periodic spot-checks of inventory levels.

2. Establish and monitor key performance indicators and metrics for supply chain planning and forecasting; enact changes based on findings:

  • use IT systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs;
  • use data to evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements;
  • continually try to improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures;
  • develop business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions
  • Manage an annual budget or capital investment plan for supply chain functions across the organization;
  • Regularly report supply chain performance to management team and other stakeholders;
  • Develop and, if necessary, implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans in pursuit of risk management goals.

3. Manage staff:

  • Supervise a team of employees, including hiring, delegation, training, performance evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination.
  • allocate and manage staff resources according to changing needs;

4. Liaise and negotiate with customers and suppliers;

  • facilitate, lead, and support all supplier relationships, and periodically conduct supplier capability assessments.
  • understand, work with and possibly help to develop e-commerce;


  • Degree in economics, business administration, statistics, manufacturing, or management.
  • Certification such as CPSM, CPIM, and CSCP is preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience supply chain/distribution
  • Previous Management experience
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

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