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Transportation Team Lead

158531 Requisition ID:  158531 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Outbound Transportation Ontario 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Whitby

Location: 3016 Whitby RSC 

Postal Code: L1N 9S1 


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.


Directly reports to: RSC Director 

Key Business Functions, Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

  • Collaborate with operations and the dispatch team to ensure loads are scheduled and prepared for on-time shipment
  • Execute on capital plans and maintain operational budgets in collaboration with Central Transportation and the RSC Director
  • Monitor and report productivity, KPI information and on-time service
  • Respond to and ensure customer issues and discrepancies related to deliveries are handled in a professional and timely manner
  • Report and account for variances in productivity
  • Review 3rd party invoices for accuracy
  • Track expenses and provide weekly updates to RSC Director
  • Work with 3rd party partners to ensure scheduled equipment maintenance is conducted within provincially legislated timelines, and ensure the safe operation of all transport vehicles
  • Ensure all back hauls are received by the RSC on schedule
  • Overseeing final mile transport including corporate, franchise and wholesale customers
  • Coach, counsel and discipline as required
  • Yard Management planning and execution
  • Ensure Health and Safety Rules are being followed
  • Liase with 3rd party transport supervisors and management
  • Ensure all systems and tools are being used as instructed
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Oversee Transportation Coordinator(s)
  • Participate in KPI and Process improvement forums and discussions
  • Drive innovation and change management with a focus on store execution, cost control and safety

Educational and Working Experience 

  • Minimum three years experience in warehousing, transportation or logistics asset management
  • Experience working in retail logistics or a distribution centre


  • Demonstrated successful experience working with large data files in complex logistics environment
  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or combination of education and related experience

Technical Skills

Technical Skills Required:

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Results oriented leader, with solid judgement and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated successful ability working with cross-functional teams
  • Financial acumen
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Strong Leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent judgement and decision making skills


  • Working knowledge of CAMS, JDA, XATA, TMT, TMS, EXE


  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Job Knowledge 
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving
  • Managing for Results 
  • People Development 
  • People Management 
  • Team Leadership


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.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


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