Manager of Logistics

Dieppe, NB
Champlain Seafood Logo

Venor is proud to partner with our client, Champlain Seafood, who are seeking a Manager of Logistics to join their leadership team in Dieppe, New Brunswick.  

Champlain Seafood is one of the world’s largest processors of premium sustainable wild caught lobster and snow crab and purveyor of live lobster.  With 8 operating entities under its umbrella and 17 facilities strategically located in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Massachusetts, Champlain Seafood aims to be a trustworthy provider of quality seafood products to the world’s leading wholesalers and restaurant chains.  From ocean to plate, Champlain believes in building a family of liked minded people that support a strong culture of honoring tradition, while finding new ways to grow and succeed as a team.

Reporting to the VP Operations, the Manager of Logistics will be responsible for leading all inventory, logistics and distribution activities for the organization across multiple facilities and jurisdictions across Canada and the US.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with various third-party transportation and logistics providers
  • Manage and monitor the overall health of the logistics network in a time sensitive environment.
  • Manage external providers to ensure contracts and SLAs are continually met/exceeded. Ensure billing and invoice payment is accurate and timely.
  • Manage inventory, from raw materials to finished goods, at all distribution facilities across the company network, including company owned warehouses and third-party cold storage facilities.
  • Work in coordination with the operational leads and business analysts to identify and implement operational improvement initiatives that provide better service and/or financial & productivity results.
  • Lead Inventory Management Upgrade project which includes bar code scanning and auto data collection.
  • Manage International Air freight shipments including export documentation
  • Develop, monitor and analyze regional logistics networks leveraging key performance indicators.
  • Develop and review key performance indicators, incidents, audits, inspection and improvement opportunities resulting in effective implementation of corrective actions.
  • Develop employees through objective setting, continual feedback and coaching.
  • Develop and manage employee schedules and internal vehicle fleet to adhere to routing plans.

As the ideal candidate, you are a progressive leader with 5+ years of experience working in a fast-paced logistics/distribution environment with significant time spent in fresh/frozen food logistics. You demonstrate a proven track record of strong and effective management of 3PL, warehouse and transportation partners with existing relationships. You are someone who has excellent communication and negotiation skills (both verbal and written), paired with strong analytical skills and proficiency in the use of Excel, MS Office, WMS, ERP, TMS and BI database tools.

As the successful candidate, you have a well-honed logistics background and a relevant post-secondary education along with evidence of continued learning. You are someone who is hands-on and eager to jump into a leadership role and drive successful company results.

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

If this interests you please reach out to Alex Armsworthy at Alex@venor.ca or Alisha Dsouza via alisha@venor.ca to learn more.

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