Manager - Transportation
BRP
Valcourt, Canada
5d ago

LIFE AT BRP

At BRP, we have a visceral connection to our consumers, one created from a shared passion for the Ultimate Ride. Our teams have a unique ability to develop market-

shaping products and services that move people physically and emotionally.

Distributed throughout more than 100 countries, our product line-up includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-doo watercraft, side-

by-side all terrain vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude marine propulsion systems, marine propulsion systems and motors for Rotax karts, motorcycles, and small planes, as well as a full line-

up of parts, accessories, and clothing.

  • Our 10 000 employees make up a big family of diverse cultures who all share a common value : innovation. Our people are passionate and qualified;
  • by joining BRP, you will evolve at the heart of an experienced team that will welcome you with open arms.

    Are you ready to be part of a dynamic team in charge of North American and international inbound transportation operations?

    Located at BRP's center of expertise, the team's main mission is to ensure that the transportation of raw materials is carried out optimally to supply our assembly plants and our distribution center within the agreed deadlines and while optimizing the

    costs related to logistics. The department is also responsible for contributing to product development activities and manufacturing strategy, as well as supporting the logistics teams located in our manufacturing sites with multiple tactical and strategic issues.

    YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a team of direct and outsourced employees ( 40) in 3 different countries (CA-US-MX), that are responsible for inbound transportation.
  • Manage and supervise North American and international inbound transportation operations for manufacturing sites in Canada, the United States and Mexico (budget $ 52M).
  • Manage the accounts payable for logistics as well as financial controls related to inbound transportation for North American sites (manufacturers and others).
  • Manage and oversee North American inbound transportation operations for Rotax engines, Marine Division, Finland and our parts, accessories and clothing industry (budget $ 22M).
  • Manage third party partners in logistics (Penske, Affiliated / Livingston, Cargo Partner, ...) : Manage the preparation and negotiation of contracts;
  • Select and manage carriers; Optimize the profitability and performance of transport partners; Design the transportation network;
  • Optimize costs; Ensure the maintenance of good business partnerships.

  • Support shipping operations for all BRP business units (raw materials and finished goods) : Manage contracts and rates for maritime transport;
  • Provide commercial and operational support.

  • Monitor performance indicators to optimize the profitability and services offered by transportation.
  • Contribute, as a key resource for inbound transportation, to the development of BRP's long-term vision.
  • Support upstream activities in the development of our products for inbound transport.
  • Promote close collaboration between your team members and internal customers / suppliers.
  • Support local logistics teams on various tactical and strategic initiatives.
  • Build and maintain a network of internal and external partners to support the company's mission.
  • Mobilize your team members, ensure their development and cultivate a deep talent pool.
  • Supervise the mailroom team and our outsourcing partner (Xerox).
  • YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • University or college education in administration, engineering, logistics management or any other relevant field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a manufacturing or transportation company, including all or part of the transportation and logistics responsibilities.
  • Solid experience in project execution, resulting in measurable and significant gains.
  • Strong management skills.
  • Good knowledge of Transport Management Systems (TMS).
  • Bilingual in English and French, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in intermediate functions of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • YOUR SKILLS

  • Strong capacity to influence and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical and curious mind; natural propensity to challenge the status quo.
  • Inspiring and engaging leadership; recognized relational skills.
  • Ease to build and maintain strong partnerships; good ability to manage teams remotely.
  • Rigour in execution and budget monitoring; attention to detail.
  • Strong customer focus, results oriented.
  • Excellent disposition for teamwork in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to communicate and synthesize complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment requiring a sense of urgency.
  • Availability to travel occasionally.

    This position is based in Valcourt, Quebec.

    AN EXCEPTIONAL AREA!

    The Eastern Townships, located at the very south of the province, shares a border with the United States over close to 300 km (186 mi).

    The charm comes on thick as you forge your way into this paradise of mountains, hills and valleys. The architectural heritage, evidence of the Anglo-

    Saxon legacy, has transformed the towns into the most picturesque of places. 80% of the territory is covered by forests. Come the fall season, an abundance of colour covers the branches.

    To the sheer delight of outdoor enthusiasts, four national parks, including Parc national du Mont-Orford, and many other natural areas provide their share of activities, no matter the season : hiking, biking, camping, skiing and so much more.

    A favourite vacation destination, the Eastern Townships offers a good selection of B&Bs and inns, not to mention spas and health centres.

    Agritourism completes the region’s circle of charm, with five different circuits exploring vineyards, orchards, country-

    style dining, terroir delights and sugar shacks. In fact, the region counts several vineyards, all very different from one another, such as the Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent where you can discover the pleasure of their palatable wine.

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