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Specialist - Continuous Improvement - Distribution Logistics

Requisition ID:  174229 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Chaîne d'approv. - Systèmes et capacités 

Travel Requirements:  30 - 40%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec; Ontario  

City: Montréal-Nord

Location: Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: H1G 3J5 


Our family of 134,000 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, Lawtons 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


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities, and we are always looking for new talent to join our team! We currently have an opening for a full-time Specialist – Continuous Improvement – Distribution Logistics to join our Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Team.


As a member of the Supply Chain Systems and Capabilities team, come be part of a dynamic, cross-functional team of resources supporting distribution centers across the country. Contribute to generating value through the implementation of innovative and challenging projects.


More specifically, you will be required to: 


  • Lead and perform project management and multi-departmental teams coordination in achieving project objectives (planning, communication, change management, execution) while exercising collaborative leadership;
  • Identify non-value added activities and priority opportunities through business process observation, data, cost and KPI analysis;
  • Formulate diagnosis of observed business processes;
  • Identify solutions to issues raised, propose recommendations, analyze the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of the recommendations made and participate in their implementation;
  • Develop accurate and concise presentations and diagnosis to Operations and Leadership teams and ensure the quality of the final solution presented;
  • Monitor project progress with detailed actions plans (schedule, budget, resources, etc.) and anticipate the need to develop contingency plans or take corrective measures;
  • Analyze data and simulate scenarios, improve and map processes, develop tools and research best practices;
  • Participate in the implementation of technology tools or deployment of new processes in distribution centers; Document processes and procedures, Train resources on new tools/methods;
  • Act as a distribution specialist in various projects involving other teams or business lines;
  • Influence and collaborate with various stakeholders in Distribution and other departments (Supply Chain, Retail Operations, Marketing, IT, etc.) in addition to coaching team members. 
  • Promote a culture of Continuous Improvement and Health and Safety.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Business Administration or Supply Chain
  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar role
  • Bilingual proficiency in written and spoken English and French - The candidate will be expected to work with peers in other provinces in the development, development and implementation of tools and processes across Canada, as well as provide support to Sobeys employees across Canada
  • Experience in a 3PL and/or Wholesale Distribution Environment is an asset 
  • Strong working knowledge of the warehouse operational processes 
  • Lean Six sigma Green belt certification (Black Belt is an asset)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel) and good knowledge of Access
  • Knowledge of VBA and SQL (an asset)
  • Proficiency in building high impact presentations to Senior and Executive Leadership
  • Availability to travel to Sobeys Warehouses as per project requirements 
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written);
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills with being detail oriented;
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to manage and implement change in a team culture with both union and non-union workforce;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and deliver results on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of internal stakeholders; 
  • Ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to be a strong leader; Self-starter, quick learner and self-motivated.


Why work at Sobeys?


  • Flexible working hours and telecommuting policy;
  • Friendly and welcoming environment;
  • Teamwork;
  • Proximity with senior management and openness to new ideas;
  • Possibility of advancement;
  • Company involved in its community.



We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

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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