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Manager Capabilities, Optimization

157950 Requisition ID:  157950 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Supply Chain Systems & Capabilities 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Job Description



As the Manager Capabilities, Optimization you will:


  • Coordinate all aspects of Witron’s WMS enhancements, scope development, testing, communication and deployment
  • Ensure strategic understanding of current and future technology opportunities, identification of solutions and the design of solutions that can be used to further profit the business 
  • Coordinate and validate all new releases/patches related to the Witron System Automation
  • Conduct periodic system audits to ensure warehouse is delivering the maximum benefit of the system
  • Support Automated RSC’s as they strive to improve operations through financial controls, inventory levels, productivity, spare parts management, etc. 
  • Develop, validate and maintain operational KPI’s for automated warehouses
  • Monitor performance of 3PL operations in regards to throughput; fault durations, frequency of faults and consumables
  • Identify best practices amongst the automated RSC and seek system innovation and innovative ideas to increase throughput and productivity
  • Identify development needs and provide support to 3PL and Sobeys team in terms of on-the-job learning and formal training
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, where colleagues in the automated RSC are encouraged and recognized for generating and implementing innovative ideas
  • Foster an environment that encourage employee engagement and motivates team members to perform at their very best
  • Represent/Participate in strategic and optimization projects both internal and external advisory committees
  • Support as SME on cross-functional projects/initiatives relating to automated warehouse systems
  • Support and coordinate all business audits related to the automated warehouse systems, internal and external to ensure compliance
  • Support and coordinate all IT system upgrades within the automated RSC



Job Requirements



Your resume and experience will show:


  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing levels of responsibility in an automated warehouse environment
  • Managing 3PL relationships and Budgets is an asset
  • Undergraduate Degree in a related field (i.e., Engineering, Automation, Robotics, Technology)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills 
  • Bilingual both written and spoken is an asset

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



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We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.