Eaton Careers

General Manager Distribution and Supply Chain

Mississauga, Canada
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Division is currently seeking a General Manager Distribution and Supply Chain to join our team. This Canadian position is based at our Mississauga, ON location.

Position Overview:

The General Manager Distribution and Supply Chain is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership of high volume order fulfillment distribution centers in Canada. The position is responsible for operational leadership in Canada for multiple Eaton divisions and channels as well as providing functional excellence support for the divisional facilities.

This position will ensure product receipt, storage, and order fulfillment operations through the optimization of resources and processes while achieving key safety, quality, cost, and engagement performance. The General Manager Distribution and Supply Chain role will drive the operation, development, and implementation of key processes to ensure compliance within company policies and procedures. By using continual process improvement tools (such as Lean and Six Sigma), the  General Manager Distribution and Supply Chain will lead employee initiatives to create and promote an environment where team members are involved, empowered, and committed to the success of the company.

Essential Functions:

Manages a staff of supervisors and support roles to ensure timely distribution of merchandise within the  standards of budget, policies, procedures and quality to satisfy the requirements of the customers, sales operations and finance divisions.
Effectively lead associates by creating a common vision and an understanding of the organization’s strategy, as well as enhancing associate commitment through the celebration of individual and group achievements.
Effectively leads all EHS functions for the facilities, including coaching and engagement to achieve a Zero Incident Safety Culture
Directs the Operations of Divisional Materials Planning, Engineering and Human Resources teams.
Responsible for managing Logistics and Global Trade Compliance in Canada including freight negotiations, carrier/ broker performance assessments.
Ensures the development of systems and procedures for operating and managing physical facilities, human resources, equipment and products in a profitable manner. Plans, directs, and implements warehouse operations and administrative support to meet prescribed productivity and service goals. Operates in compliance with federal, provincial and local statutes.
Directs the operations of the warehouse management team to achieve prescribed objectives. Applies sound communication and motivational techniques, creates programs to supervise, counsel and discipline subordinates.
Manages inventory for the Distribution Center to achieve corporate financial objectives including an effective cycle count program
Ensures the creation of the necessary warehouse information systems to meet company objectives and facilitate the efficient operations of the warehouse.
Remains knowledgeable regarding changes in hardware and software technology.
Develops and recommends an annual operating budget.
Develops and manages a system of controls to ensure that service levels and operational performance goals are met within prescribed cost, revenue and profit parameters. Assures that all accounts achieve predetermined profit standards.
Procures equipment and facilities required to assure efficient operation and meet company profit goals.
Develops suitable programs for maintaining company standards of sanitation, maintenance, security, housekeeping, and safety.


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
• Minimum 7 years of Distribution, Logistics or Supply Chain experience
• Minimum 5 years of managerial experience
• Must be authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.  No relocation is offered.

Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics or Supply Chain preferred.
• Six sigma green belt certification a plus.
• Experience working with a RF based WMS and TMS systems a plus.
• Experience leading an operation with light assembly a plus.
• Experience with quality systems and ISO certification a plus

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – Canada
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054943