Director, Logistics & Warehousing

Logistics · Toronto, Ontario
Department Logistics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

Weishaupt Design Group is currently seeking a Director, Logistics & Warehousing. Reporting to the VP Finance, this position spans both logistics and operations. This is an opportunity for a dynamic professional to have daily input into North American & Global supply chain operations and effect change across a growing organization with strong values and objectives. 


ABOUT WEISHAUPT DESIGN GROUP


Weishaupt Design Group is a North American-based furniture retailer, manufacturer, and distributor engaged in both residential and contract markets, offering classic-contemporary designs with timeless style and enduring quality. Learn more at weishauptdesign.com


ABOUT AVENUE ROAD


AVENUE ROAD is a design destination that brings the best in design together in a highly curated experience.


A reflection of the personal vision of Founder, Stephan Weishaupt, AVENUE ROAD was born in 2007 from a desire to connect, edit, and cultivate meaningful relationships between makers and design lovers. The offering has grown to include furniture, accessories, lighting, textiles, bespoke kitchens, and architectural products.


AVENUE ROAD honours authenticity, longevity, materials and craft, as well as the stories of those who create them. Each location, from expansive showrooms to intimate residential spaces, in Toronto, New York, Miami and Vancouver, provide a unique perspective from which to experience the world of AVENUE ROAD. Learn more at avenue-road.com.


Responsibilities

  • Develop short and long-term strategic planning & management of the organization’s logistics and warehousing departments
  • Demonstrate ability for Client Service excellence. Understand the importance of end-to-end execution at the highest quality of service, whether it be dock to dock or white glove delivery. Understanding that the last impression for all our high-end clients is just as important as the first impression.
  • Build and develop ongoing relationships with European & North American carriers, 3PL partners, and suppliers to ensure consolidation points in Europe are efficient and luxury products are safely transported.
  • Collaborate with top management and decision-makers to share information, problem-solve and streamline operations.
  • Identify and report any risk within the supply chain in a timely manner and work towards long-term solutions.
  • Work closely with and collaborate with Purchasing and Client Success departments to maximize efficiencies and manage internal and external expectations.
  • Work at the strategic level to enhance and oversee implementation of optimization plan for all major worldwide projects to ensure freight is within published timelines
  • Support VP, Finance with defining vision and achieving long term goals
  • Proactively plan for more efficient storage and delivery solutions between vendors, warehouses, and customers in both Europe & North America
  • Oversee all intra-company movements and collaborate with other teams within the company to tailor the process according to customers’ needs
  • Review monthly financial reports and take corrective actions to cut down costs and increase revenue while maintaining the
  • quality of final carrier deliveries
  • Support Logistics Manager with constant evaluation of carrier network; ensuring the quality of service and negotiating preferred rates.
  • Identify areas of improvement in the warehousing process and create plans for implementing process improvements
  • Support career growth for key players in the warehouse and logistics teams
  • Work with Management to understand long term vision and plan for achieving KPIs based on the vision of the organization
  • Define and review Logistic and Warehouse managers’ KPIs on a semi-annual and annual basis
  • Work on overall integration of logistics and warehousing teams, to achieve the most efficient end-to-end process
  • Improve upon and maintain a high level of communication regarding transit delays and notifications


Requirements

  • Strong transportation, Logistics, and Warehousing background with expertise in international importing and exporting; including experience with cross-border trucking & customs procedures.
  • Be a strong and positive team player & leader with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Possess excellent analytical and data manipulation skills and the ability to identify and resolve problems promptly as they arise.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to challenge the status quo and see solutions through to completion
  • Big picture thinker who can anticipate issues and is comfortable with change management
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience with luxury products is an asset
  • Familiarity with ERPs. Experience with SAP is an asset
  • Dependable with a high degree of ownership and integrity
  • Warehouse automation implementation is an asset


Weishaupt Design Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.


While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Logistics
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Executive