Manager, Distribution
Vaughan, ON
6d ago

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us.

Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.


The Distribution Manager will report directly to the Regional Director of Warehouse & Distribution. The incumbent will be responsible for Vaughan Distribution Centre (VDC) distribution network and overall strategy.

The incumbent will have a continuous improvement focus to ensure we continually meet and exceed our customers’ needs; while managing all costs within budget.


  • Using positive coaching and communication skills, manage the performance of the Distribution Team and all key stakeholders to meet regional objectives aligned with Saputo Canada’s national vision.
  • Build and foster positive relationships with Long Haul Operators and Route Distributor Operators (RDO). Including participating in the negotiation of contracts with our RDOs.
  • Work with cross functional partners to optimizes distribution initiatives with the goal of cost reduction and improving service levels.
  • Establish annual business plans, metrics and budget, while focusing on efficiency and reducing operating costs in our distribution network.
  • With a continuous improvement focus, develop, lead, and execute best practice initiatives and projects directed at optimizing the Supply Chain network.
  • Key focus will be on improving efficiencies with the Direct Store Delivery, Long Haul Operator and / or Route Distributor Operator network.

  • Apply working knowledge of distribution related technology and software, to drive and implement best practice.
  • Ensure Health & Safety, Food Safety is a key focus, while promoting Saputo’s Culture and values.
  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Minimum 8 -10 years’ experience as a Distribution Manager or Director in a high-volume environment, preferably in a Food / Packaged Goods Company in a multi-channel distribution environment.
  • Working knowledge pertaining to Transport, Direct Store Delivery, Long Haul Operations and Route Distributor Owner operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain, Logistics or in a relevant field.
  • Experience with an SAP environment.
  • Proven experience in leading a team, with sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and proven ability to gather and analyze data and work with financials.
  • Proficient in MS-Word, Excel and Power point.
  • Background in continuous improvement such as Six Sigma. Performance metrics is an asset.
  • Available to travel to any of Saputo’s Ontario locations and work all shifts as required.
  • Saputo welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Our story began in Canada in 1954, when the Saputo family's hard work and dedication created a thriving dairy business. More than 65 years later, our roots in this country remain strong with our Corporate Headquarters in Montréal.

    Today, we are a leading cheese manufacturer and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada with well-loved brands, such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Joyya, Milk2Go, Milk2Go Sport, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn* and Woolwich Goat Dairy.

    Thanks to our national footprint, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and consumers, and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way.

    And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise.

    To learn more about Saputo in Canada, please click here. ()

    Join the Saputo Dairy Products Canada team to make your contributions matter every day!

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