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Distribution Manager

Distribution Manager

Job Description


Provide the necessary NCSF Distribution and Warehouse leadership to ensure that sector objectives pertaining to safety, quality, delivery, cost and talent building are met or exceeded.


Key internal mill customers include NCSF Operations, Maintenance, Union Leadership, Logistics, Finance and Quality as well as external customers such as Staff Deployment, Distribution, Planning and Corporate Transportation.

Requirements are:

• Provide effective leadership for NCSF Warehouse team on multiple shift operations

• Ensure assets are properly managed and maintained

• Assure the smooth functioning of receiving, storage, issuing and shipping operations at NCSF

• Meet or exceed customer service expectations for on-time, accurate shipments

• Ensure that labor resources (unionized workforce) are utilized effectively

• Establish/maintain working conditions and safety practices consistent with sector and corporate objectives

• Ensure that warehouse management systems are effectively utilized and maintained

• Develop/implement service and cost improvement programs

• Foster an environment conducive to favorable employee relations

• Establish/maintain housekeeping standards in conformance with sector and government regulations


The incumbent reports to the Logistics and Finance Manager and has broad operations responsibility for all Warehouse functions including operation of up to nine robotic palletizers, finished product storage and outbound shipping, raw material/finishing supply inbounds and asset replenishment, Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and all Warehouse personnel.  In addition, the role provides leadership for off-site/overflow 3rd party storage strategy and execution in order to avoid internal constraints while minimizing cost.

The main challenge is to effectively lead across internal and external teams in the completion of NCSF goals while meeting sector profit, cost and employee relations/career development objectives.


* Bachelor’s degree

* 8-10 years of applicable business experience including Logistics, Distribution and Operations

* Previous team leadership and experience in mill/manufacturing environment strongly desired

* Strong capabilities in developing team members through coaching and feedback

* Experience facilitating projects/programs in a team environment while providing team leadership


* Deputies:  65-75 hourly (direct)

* 5-9 Robotic Palletizer Assets

* Average Product and Material Inventory $12 million

* Inbound Volume 6,500 Material Truckloads per Year

* Outbound Volume 11,400 Finished Product Truckloads per Year

* Operating Budget $12.5 million


Provide leadership and daily work direction to the Distribution Operations function at NCSF.

Lead the Warehouse op...

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