Warehouse Supervisor
BC Bearing/Motion Canada - Vaughan, ON

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BC Bearing/Motion Canada, a leading distributor of industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operation replacement) parts, and the largest Bearing and Power Transmission Company in NA are currently recruiting for a Warehouse Supervisor in their Vaughan, Ontario branch. This exciting and challenging position reports into the Branch Manager and leads a team of warehouse personnel in day-to-day department operations to maintain optimal levels of product inventory and ensure effective distribution of product to branches and customers.

Motion Canada is an industry leader with approximately $430 million in sales and over 60 branches across Canada. With a national platform, a track record of success, an entrepreneurial executive team, and the backing of a multi-billion dollar parent company (Motion Industries) Motion Canada is positioned for strong growth across Canada. The company is a leading industrial distributor and provider of more than 4.8 million parts and services.


  • Under the direction of the Branch Manager, utilize personal experience and training, tools and policies provided by Motion Industries, and talents of the warehouse team
  • Decisions must support both short and long-term goals
  • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with established warehouse and Company policies, procedures and guidelines

Key Accountabilities:

Safety, Health & Environmental:

  • Directs and administers established safety, health and environmental policies and procedures
  • Ensures all employees actively participate in established safety programs
  • Ensures that all identified job hazards are promptly reported and corrected

Sales & Customer Service:

  • Leads warehouse personnel to provide excellent customer service that will enhance and support Company operations and sales

Other Principal Responsibilities:

  • Ensures equipment required for warehouse operations (mobile equipment, conveyor equipment, etc.) is properly maintained
  • Ensures adequate supplies are maintained for warehouse order fulfillment operations
  • Fills in for other warehouse positions as needed
  • Complies with Motion Industries’ Driving Standards Policy
  • Understands potential to be on-call nights or weekends, depending on need
  • Maintains responsibility for physical plan, including cleanliness and security

Business Planning:

  • Directs warehouse personnel to implement programs as needed, in conjunction with the business plans of the warehouse and Motion Industries
  • Escalates decisions to appropriate Branch Management and Corporate support (e.g. HR, facility required contracts, media inquiries, etc.)

People Management:

  • Develops effective relationships with warehouse management team to ensure effective leadership
  • Ensures compliance with GPC and Motion Industries’ HR policies, including Code of Conduct
  • Sets the example of proper conduct and professionalism with employees, customers and suppliers
  • Possesses and employs knowledge of both leadership and management skills
  • Provides supervision to warehouse personnel, provides coaching, training and guidance
  • Shares Company information with warehouse personnel as appropriate


  • Interacts with Branch Management and employees to resolve employee performance issues
  • Interacts with other warehouse employees to resolve any problems with customer orders
  • Interacts with external couriers and truck drivers to ensure product is efficiently transferred to and from shipping vehicles


  • Attends job-related training sessions regularly to continue professional growth and development

Education & Experience:

  • Leadership, communication, relationship and people management skills required
  • Warehouse/distribution experience required
  • Reliability, organization and attention to detail required
  • Moderate computer skills, including communicating internally and externally via email, generating reports; proficient at using business systems required
  • May need to be certified to operate a forklift and/or other mobile equipment
  • Good driving record required
  • Education, high school or equivalent

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk, or hear
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, knee, crouch, climb or crawl
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds, with assistance as necessary
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

About this company
BC Bearing/Motion Canada, a leading distributor of industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operation replacement) parts, and the largest...