Senior Operations manager
Anixter - Edmonton, AB

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Come Join the Market Leader!

Anixter is the world’s leading supplier of communications products used to connect voice, video, data and security systems. Anixter is also the leading provider of electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners, and other small components to build, repair and maintain a variety of systems and equipment. We bundle our products with our innovative Supply Chain Services to cut costs out of our customers’ business processes, and ensure they get the right product, the first time. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

At Anixter, we believe everyone has the opportunity and the responsibility to be a leader. We have learned that leading companies are made, not born. They’re made by leaders, not by luck. We are interested in people who expect nothing less than the best from themselves and their company. We don’t hire people – we ask them to join our company to help make it better.

Anixter Canada is committed to the training and development of its employees. We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience and employee benefit program that consists of health, dental, life, illness, RRSP and company contributed pension-plan. We offer a great working environment that is both highly professional, yet informal and promote a relaxed, open door atmosphere.

We currently have an exciting opportunity a dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable Senior Operations Manager to manage our 200,000 square foot distribution facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

In the role of Senior Operations Manager you will manage and oversee the people and processes surrounding all warehouse functions. Your various responsibilities include, but are not limited to follow-up on special projects, continuously improving processes to maximize efficiency, direct supervision and coaching of warehouse staff (50) and administrative staff (7), implementing and enforcing health and safety practices and procedures, performing quality audits, cycle counting and block auditing, investigate, implement corrective action and follow up on effectiveness for all problem orders, coach, train and counsel staff as necessary to ensure you have and maintain a cohesive, efficient, customer service-driven workforce.

Reporting directly to the Western Region Operations Manager (located in Edmonton), the successful candidate for this position will possess:

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years recent relevant warehouse supervisory or management experience, preferably in a unionized environment
  • Knowledge of distribution supply chain an asset
  • Well-versed in provincial employment and safety legislation (COR)
  • Previous experience in at least one successful facility relocation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills including Windows business application software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Working knowledge of warehouse management systems (specifically WMS)
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent work experience (as above)
  • Driven, team-player with exceptional leadership skills

Critical to your success in the role will be your ability motivate your team to expected productivity demands and deliver a high standard of customer service.

To apply please send your resume before August 19 2013. Please indicate the job title in the subject of your email application.


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Anixter is the world’s leading supplier of communications products used to connect voice, video, data and security systems. Anixter is...