Supervisor, Warehouse - Surface

  • 2-4 Year
  • Saskatoon
  •   Posted On: October 20, 2018
  •   Skills:  Flexibility, Problem Solving, SAP SD, Time Management

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

Key Tasks:

Ensuring that all applicable elements of the Cory Division Safety Program are applied consistently and conscientiously in their own work and in the work of those they are responsible for. Complying with all applicable safety policies, procedures, and with legislated requirements for workplace health and safety. 

Providing strong safety leadership on and ensuring compliance with the Cory Division Safety Program (including planned inspections, job observations, safety meetings, etc.); Nutrien Safety, Health, and Environment Program; SWORD Behavioral Safety Process; and any other required health and safety programs.

Supervise team of unionized warehouse personnel and manage all aspects of the surface warehouse operation including issuing, storage, physical inventory counts, Vendor Managed Inventory programs and facility maintenance

Directly support or lead synergy capture initiatives targeting $15M warehouse and inventory optimization run-rate, as well as other key strategic sourcing projects and initiatives as required to realize a best in class procurement organization.

Ensure materials stored in the warehouse are maintained in the asset and spend management systems, in accordance with Nutrien Procurement Policy and site-specific policies

Collaborate with maintenance and operations departments to manage the repairables and rebuildables program

Actively manage strategic sourcing and logistics requirements for any repairable and rebuildable assets.

Maintaining good housekeeping at all times

Working closely with the Material Master Data team to update and correct descriptions when required, and initiating inventory modification requests.

Guide the identification of proper and justifiable reorder points and reorder quantities to maintain optimal working capital levels to support the needs of Maintenance and Operations.


Ability to collaboratively lead teams in holistic business based situation analysis, solution generation and action steps.

Ability to think strategically with confidence and speed in execution.

Strong organizational, project management, time management, and people management skills.

Superior problem solving and analytical skills, adaptability/flexibility and the ability to develop innovative concepts, techniques and effectively generate recommendations.

Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management and staff; exceptional written communication, oral presentation and influencing skills.

Ability to collaborate with internal departments, seek common ground and establish alignment on common goals.

Motivated, high-energy and self-starter business mindset; proven change agent with excellent facilitation skills.

Hands-on; no reservation to roll-up sleeves and perform out of scope duties to get the job done.


Incumbent should have warehouse management and inventory control experience in an industrial environment, and supervisory experience in a union environment, balanced with a strategic sourcing background. 

Supply Chain Management Professional Designation, A Business degree, Professional Parts Person Designation or equivalent education;

Certifications in disciplines such as Procurement, Inventory Management, Lean / Six Sigma, or Operational Planning preferred.

Working knowledge of computer tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

Working knowledge of Oracle ESB System and SAP Ariba would be an asset.

High commitment and practice to safety

Exercises good judgment and makes effective, sound, timely and informed decisions

Adapts and is flexible and resilient in response to constraints, failures, and adversity

Promotes efforts aimed at improving current business processes through a culture that fosters continuous improvement and innovation

Trains and develops staff, provides constructive performance feedback and appraisals, and takes appropriate corrective action to address performance

Manages projects and leads initiatives in the workplace

Builds and maintains effective relationships to share information, establish partnerships, and leverage expertise to accomplish the organization’s goals

Incumbent must have a minimum of 6-8 years of warehouse or strategic sourcing experience and ideally 2-4 years of supervisory experience in a union environment

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

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