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Branch Manager- Coquitlam- Bc

December 8 2017
Industries Consulting services
Categories Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Engineering, Retail, Transportation - Logistics - Supply chain, Automotive, Transportation - Logistic, Retail - Sales - Distribution, Store Operations - Management, Supply Chain - Distribution - Logistics
Coquitlam, BC



PGW AUTO GLASS (Pittsburgh Glass Works), is a large distributor of aftermarket automotive parts.  We have an immediate opening for a BRANCH MANAGER for our facility located in Coquitlam, BC.


This position is responsible for the safe and profitable operation of our facility located in Coquitlam, BC.  The incumbent oversees all aspects of daily branch operations.  Key focus areas include Customer Satisfaction, Safety, Lean/5S and Housekeeping, Inventory Management, Labour Productivity and Cost Control.


The incumbent is provided weekly branch performance metrics to proactively develop and implement improvement measures, using Lean and Six Sigma principles as a tool to refine activities within the scope of his/her responsibilities including the following:


1.Lead the branch safety awareness program, ensuring compliance with monthly safety meetings and all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure employee focus on safe driving and injury prevention. 


2.Utilize lean concepts and good 5S/Housekeeping to ensure efficient flow of products/materials through the warehouse with minimum waste and to provide an organized, safe and clean workplace.  Key metrics include operational review score, housekeeping checklists and 5S audit score.


3.Ensure accuracy of inventory records by participating with the Supply Chain team in ongoing management of branch inventory to provide guidance and leadership to branch personnel concerning inventory management practices.


4.Monitor Key Metrics relative to inventory, which include inventory shrinkage, inventory turns and fill rate percent, to maintain accurate records of finished goods inventory.


5.Manage branch labour such that customer requirements can be met with minimal overtime to meet budgeted labour costs. 


6.Monitor branch expenditures on purchases of materials, products, equipment and utilities to ensure cost controls are in place and remain within budgeted amounts.  Key metrics include CPU, Profitability vs. Plan and Overhead Cost vs. Plan.


7.Maintain daily contact with key branch customers and proactively work with Sales Representatives to support the market sales strategy and ensure customer requirements are met.  Key metric is Revenue vs. Plan.


The incumbent must possess a  two- to four-year degree in Business, Distribution or a related field, along with a minimum of two years of experience in warehouse management, customer service or a customer sales development role as well as two years of experience in employee supervision or management.  Experience in Lean or Six Sigma principles is highly desirable for this position as well.  Since this location is a union facility, experience in a unionized environment is an asset.

In addition, the incumbent must be able to work under pressure and with minimal supervision and be able to lead, develop and motivate a team to produce positive results.  S/he must possess strong communication skills (both written and verbal), excellent interpersonal skills for decision-making, problem-solving and delegation, a drive for being results-oriented and both a customer service and safety focus.

A valid driver's license and an excellent driving record are required.


Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.






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