The Distribution Centre / Logistics Coordinator provides for the organization and communication of all CRC distribution and logistics related tasks, including with ministry units and donors.
In addition, this position will be responsible for organization and related communications for all resource drives held by the CRC (ie Angel Tree, Stahl Peterbilt Toy Drive and any new resource drives undertaken).
DAYS and HOURS of work : Monday to Friday; 40 hours per week
Distribution Management :
Oversee and direct, and if necessary directly participate in, the day-to-day operations of the distribution centre. This includes updating inventory, organizing inventory and equipment (including proper storage), assigning pick orders to distribution centre team, and overseeing the shipping and receiving (including packaging).
Lead, develop, train and supervise drivers and distribution centre staff
Implement, monitor and maintain a distribution logistics computer software and barcode system
Manage daily plan to meet or exceed expectations for delivery, productivity and accuracy
Inventory / Donation Management :
Monitor in-stock position and proactively react to inventory needs to ensure delivery standards are met.
Develop and maintain inventory / security controls to prevent shortages.
Ensure donations are picked up on time from donors and partners / suppliers and are properly transported to and from the distribution centre.
Conduct semi-annual physical inventories and report results
Health & Safety :
Maintain a clean, safe and effective distribution centre environment
Ensure that CRC property and equipment (including vehicles, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc) are maintained and serviced to meet all applicable Health and Safety standards
Develop productivity, accuracy and other operational standards and prepare and analyse daily, weekly and monthly operational reports.
Use these reports to evaluate department’s performance with respect to the developed standards and plan / adjust operations and staffing needs to ensure standards are met.
May assist Executive Director in hiring, responsible for orientation
Participate and attend staff meetings
Communicate concerns or needs to be addressed with CRC Executive Director in an effective, respectful and timely manner
Ensure efficient and appropriate staffing and resource use within the approved staffing budget
Conduct timely and valuable performance reviews for drivers and distribution centre staff and follow-up to ensure acceptable standards are met
Ensure all Salvation Army policies and practices are communicated to distribution centre staff
Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This includes, staff health and safety training, performing staff safety observations, recommending and / or correcting substandard acts or conditions, and investigating incidents
Provide accurate monthly distribution centre stats to Office Coordinator
Provide biweekly payroll hours for driver and distribution centre staff to Office Coordinator
Organize and manage toy and food drives for Christmas, back to school supply drives, other drives undertaken by CRC
Education, Qualifications and Certifications :
College certification or higher in a related discipline (i.e., logistics and supply chain management, engineering or business) or equivalent experience
Valid Forklift Operator certification or willing to obtain upon acceptance of position
Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements :
3 5 years progressive experience inclusive of supervising a distribution centre, delivery operation, or logistics operation
Note : Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Perferred Skills and Capabilities :
Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communications skills
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and work direction to motivate others and maintain improved operational performance and associate engagement levels
High degree of experience with various warehouse, distribution centre and delivery technologies (i.e., pick-to-voice, barcode technologies, GPS, POD, etc)
Possesses a sense of urgency required in a deadline driven environment and ability to prioritize appropriately
Effective organizational and time management skills self-motivated and disciplined self-starter
Willing to take direction from supervisor and work as contributing member of a team
Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army - its mission, culture, and values
Willing to wear Salvation Army logo / branded wear
Successful candidate, prior to hiring, may be required to provide :
Background check consent
A clear criminal reference check and / or vulnerable sector screening
A valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training