Operations Manager


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Anixter offers a variety of rewarding career opportunities, a wide range of benefits such as a competitive salary, a comprehensive employee benefit package and a tuition reimbursement program.

Job Summary:

The role requires this individual to lead the Richmond Operations Team and to create and maintain a positive environment in accordance with Anixter's strategic goals, and ensure that all policies, procedures and adopted protocols are respected.

Job duties

  • Ensure the timely achievement of department goals, within prescribed policies, procedures and standard business practices;
  • Manage warehouse supplies and work in conjunction with supply partners to address and correct inventory issues and recommend process enhancements to improve inventory levels
  • Personnel Management; responsible for supervising warehouse employees, setting objectives, managing performance, reporting hours for payroll, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, recruitment and on-boarding, and all other management duties
  • Ensure the performance of quality audits and cycle counts, investigate, implement corrective action and follow up on effectiveness for all problem orders
  • Ensure that all preventative maintenance requirements for all mechanical/electrical system and equipment is evaluated/documented and performed;
  • Support implementation of policies and procedures
  • Provide support to management teams and employees in the area of health and safety

Job Requirements:

Reporting directly to the Regional Director of Operations for Western Canada, the successful candidate for this position will possess:

Experience & Schooling:

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years recent relevant warehouse supervisory or management experience
  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Experience managing workflow and setting objectives in a distribution setting
  • Experience in a union environment

Job-specific knowledge:

  • Well-versed in provincial employment and safety legislation
  • Microsoft office suite and inventory management software
  • Strong financial management capabilities

Skills & Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid relationship building and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision making abilities
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Results oriented
  • Great sense of initiative and leadership
  • Demonstrated professionalism in both verbal and written communication



WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

To see additional opportunities with Wesco, please visit their careers site at: www.wesco.com/careers

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