Nutrien LTD

  • Manager, Operations Distribution Canada

    Job Locations CA-SK-Regina
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 2:33 PM)
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    Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics
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  • Job Description

    Manager, Operations Distribution Canada - Regina, SK

    Why work at Crop Production Services (CPS)? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at CPS. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, CPS offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at CPS is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Accountable for Prairie Operations, Budgeting and P&L Performance.


    Key Tasks:

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for operations of Calgary, Vermilion, Saskatoon, Regina and Portage la Prairie DC’s as well as Calgary Barlow Trail Fertilizer Terminal
    • Maximize efficiencies and ensure all revenues are captured;
    • Look for and develop areas for growth and development for the Distribution Centres.
    • Assist finance department in preparing complete annual operating budgets for DC’s
    • Foster and maintain key customer relationships and account management
    • Review and approve all expenses
    • Ensure all vendor invoices have been forwarded to finance in the period they are incurred


    • Bi-weekly approval of payroll for warehouse and logistics
    • Approve and scrutinize use of Temp labour and associated expenses
    • Fleet Mileage reporting

    Responsible for supervising DC warehousing and logistics staff.

    • Provide leadership, coaching and direct management of Regina DC.
    • Guide the management of the Vermilion, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon and Portage la Prairie DC’s & Calgary Barlow Trail Fertilizer Terminal.
    • Oversee hiring, scheduling, vacation planning, performance reviews, disciplinary actions.
    • Ensure consistency and compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreement
    • Develop and train DC & Fertilizer Terminal staff on standard operating procedures
    • Maintain records of employees and ensure proper training for fork-truck, first-aid and TDG, WHMIS, PPE, etc are kept current
    • Ensure employees understand all policies and procedures related to their job functions.
    • Ensure receipts and order processing is completed properly and timely in WMS, AS400, BPCS, ARS and any related 3rd party systems. Including confirmations being sent to customers, if required.
    • Monitor Staff Scheduling, set up and assignments to ensure compliance and optimized utilization of all staff


    •  Accurate Inventory must be maintained for all customers.
    • Inventory counts are done on schedule and are finalized as per customer agreements
    • Ensure cycle counts are completed monthly and variances are reconciled in that period

    Warehouse and Fleet Maintenance:

    • Ensure general & preventative maintenance of the building and equipment is completed.
    • Get at least two quotes for all jobs and have major expenses approved by National Business Manager before proceeding with the Job.
    • Ensure auditing, coding and approval of all invoices in completed to ensure proper pricing and job completion before forwarding to A/P for processing.


    • Ensure internal EHS month training and audit findings are completed on time.
    • Ensure preparation for and passing of “AWSA” audits to ensure continuity of operations. .

    Procedure Development:

    • Create and promote standard operating procedures for DC’s so they all operate the same.
    • Assist to identify weakness and areas where improvement is needed
    • Recommend and document process changes for improvements
    • Work with all Division GM’s MM’s and retial branch staff to ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Work with CPS CPP, LPIC, UAP teams to ensure efficient movement of product, storage and all other tasks as required.
    • Work with CPS Canadian Retail Manager to develop implementation strategies for all Access

    Process Improvement and Automation:

    • Seek ways to streamline processes to ensure efficient and accurate use of resources.
    • Seek ways to automate processes by the introduction and support of technology

    Responsible for Safety of Regina Operations:

    • Ensure compliance with all Environmental and Regulatory Services
    • Work with EHS department to provide necessary reports and information
    • Ensure all areas are operating up to Safety Standards
    • Review monthly minutes of safety meeting.
    • Review all safety procedures to ensure they are up-to-date and accurate
    • Oversee DC Managers to ensure compliance within their assigned areas


    • Very high degree of oral and written communication capabilities and good listening skills
    • Good persuasive and motivational skills
    • Advanced business skills of branch management
    • Excellent understanding of financial statements
    • Thorough understanding of fertilizer and agricultural chemical usage
    • Required knowledge/understanding of branch operation and equipment
    • Computer skills in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and company agronomic programs
    • Understanding of the agricultural demands and practices of the division
    • Ability to handle stressful situations
    • Manage during ‘crisis situations’ while maintaining professional behavior
    • Extensive travel by vehicle required


    • Five (5) to seven (7) years of demonstrated successful experience of farm supply marketing. Three (3) years of this experience must have been in a management capacity. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
    • University Degree in Agriculture or Commerce.

     CPS, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.


    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You will need the ability to complete a Criminal Background Check, Drug & Alcohol Testing, and Driving Record Abstract as required by CPS policies.


    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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