Supply Chain Lead

Supply Chain Lead

Our client, a parts distributor located in North Toronto is seeking a Supply Chain Lead. Responsibilities include purchasing, managing inventory levels, coordinating transportation and storage from partners overseas to North America. Key activities include working with category leads to develop forecasts, planning and issuing purchase orders for items, building loads, and tracking transportation. The Supply Chain Lead will ensure a cost effective and efficient flow of materials into, through and out of the North American facilities. This position reports to the COO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Sales and Customer Service to develop channel demand requirements and place orders to meet target inventory levels
  • Work with transportation providers to coordinate and track shipments to ensure quality and on time delivery
  • Place purchase orders and check, sign off, and maintain all relevant documentation
  • Manage inventory in multiple locations to ensure adequate safety stock and continuous supply channels and customers
  • Inform management of issues with supply chain disruptions and provide recommendations to maintain smooth supply of inventory
  • Ensure compliance to all transportation and materials management documentation
  • Provide management reporting and supplier scorecards to support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provide support to marketing, sales and accounting functions to ensure high levels of customer service and responsiveness

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in business and/or industrial engineering
  • Minimum 5 years purchasing, transportation and inventory management experience
  • Strong negotiation and people skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Excellent Excel capabilities (pivot tables and lookup functions)
  • Experience with ERP systems including report building and business analytics

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing salary expectations and describing how your experience meets each of the above qualifications directly to  Please put the LSC Reference Number in the subject line.  Reference #LSC356