VP, Operations

VP, Operations

Share This Job

Calgary, Alberta

Supply Chain & Operations




If you are a talented and experienced General Manager – Commercial Warehousing and Distribution, Aplin has the right opportunity for you! Our Calgary-based client is looking to add to their growing team! 
Maximize the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual performance of the business. Provide overall leadership in the areas of customer relations, new business development, operational performance, P&L management, continuous improvement, and Employee development.

  • Identify new client marketplaces, existing client growth opportunities, and exposure for vertical integration.
  • Execute the setup of new sites as identified as part of the corporate strategy, including inter-regional and extra-regional expansion plans.
  • Provide sales quotes and prepare contracts within required timelines.
  • Consult with clients after sale or signed contracts to provide ongoing support.
  • Understand and convert all corporate strategic directives into departmental processes and objectives.
  • Quarterly travel to meet with clients and regular client development promotional engagement activities as required.
  • Ensures processes and procedures are in place to support the overall business strategy, meeting all cost, quality, and service targets.
  • Multiple site management utilizing strong operational teams to execute day-to-day operational service functions.
  • Initiates Kai Zen methodology in all operations, including investigating service risks/problems to determine root cause and resolution.
  • Works in close contact with and develops relationships with all internal/external customers.
  • Drive change and results to improve processes and procedures and the bottom line.
  • Lead train and mentor teams providing direction and development of both corporate and personal career goals.
  • Appraise performance; address issues and resolve problems.
  • Continued development/maintenance of a safe and harassment-free work environment.
  • Identify and recommend policies to maximize revenues and minimize operational costs.
  • Instrumental in strategic business planning, working as a member of the ELT (Executive Leadership Team) to achieve business goals, including new clients, additional operational services, competitive acquisitions, or mergers.
  • Innovative thinker, with a clear desire to engage in strategic planning.
  • Client-focused and driven for new business and successful client relationships.
  • Strong Operational experience background.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly.
  • Give and receive developmental feedback.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Business acumen
  • Analytical skills
  • Technical skills such as WMS, Microsoft, outlook, and others necessary to run the warehouse.
  • Strong presentation, reporting, and communication skills.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Operations Management within the Commercial Logistics field.
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent industry certification with emphasis given to Business Management, Commerce, or Supply Chain concentration.
  • Demonstrated success in managing functional and cross-functional teams. Track record of success.
  • Client Services focused.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Kaizen (process improvement).
Work environment:
  • Office/warehouse environment.
  • This position will usually work the standard work week that is split between the warehouse and office, although additional duties outside of normal hours are common. Travel throughout Canada and the US will be a regular requirement.

We are an award-winning employment agency that finds top talent for exceptional organizations across North America. There are no fees to apply for our jobs or engage with our recruiters to find a new career. Companies hire us to help them grow their teams. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. This includes having proper documentation, such as a work permit.

Easily manage your email preference and unsubscribe at any time. Aplin does not share your personal data with any third party, and our recruiters do not present your resume to any of our clients without first obtaining your permission.