The Stores Supervisor supports mill operations and maintenance through supervision of stores inventory services and receipt and issuance of purchased materials/equipment.  The position is also responsible for supporting the purchasing department by purchasing materials, parts, supplies, services, and equipment following established purchasing policies.  This position will report to the Purchasing Manager, be located at the Grande Prairie, AB Mill, and have management responsibilities for 5 hourly storeroom technicians.  Position level will depend upon experience and education of the successful candidate.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Promote a safe work environment, proactively contribute to the mill and the department’s safety program and responsible for storeroom safety.
  • Supervise and lead an organization that receives, stores & issues inventoried items and direct buy items & equipment.
  • Develop direct reports to provide maximum customer service/support.
  • Purchase materials and services from suppliers at the lowest cost with consideration to quality, reliability, and urgency of need.
  • Responsible for maintaining stored items condition and count to support operations & maintenance.
  • Identify and implement initiatives for optimizing storeroom inventory value (~$9 Million).
  • Adhere to Global Sourcing and Internal Controls policies.
  • Adhere to Global Sourcing Safety Leadership requirements for salary and hourly stores employees.
  • Adhere to Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) Cost and Reliability requirements.
  • Work with mill Maintenance Learning Leader on creation and implementation of Stores training modules
  • Adhere to mill Global Manufacturing Training Initiative (GMTI) requirements for Stores
  • Provide prompt and professional purchasing services to internal customers by communicating effectively with the Operating, Engineering, and Maintenance areas.
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials.
  • Ensure purchased goods and services are of acceptable quality and meet established specifications and requirements.
  • Manages Reclamation of Scrap & Surplus Items & Materials.
  • Manages stores equipment/item Repair Program, Consignment Program, and Vendor Managed Inventory Program all as parts of optimizing dollars expended in Stores Inventory Value.
  • Identify potential suppliers and issue requests for quotes.
  • Implement storeroom management best practices.
  • Participates in the Weekend Duty rotation with Purchasing Department.
  • Implementation of Global Sourcing Agreements and strategies for purchasing and materials management process at the unit level.
  • Support mill’s 5S initiatives.

Key Challenges:

  • Balancing mill needs of Store’s inventory with an economically justified Stores Inventory
  • Supporting overall mill maintenance efficiency
  • Developing and maintaining a well cross-trained workgroup
  • Supports Global Sourcing initiatives

Working Conditions/Personal Demands

  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Must be available for after hours/weekend duty, as needed to support 24-7 operation
  • Participates in the Weekend Duty rotation with Purchasing Department
  • Normal Working Hours 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Key Competencies Required:

  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Negotiating
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Problem Solving
  • Motivating Others
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Process Management
  • Organizing
  • Drive for Results

Estimated Scope:

  • Headcount Responsibility:  5-6 employees
  • Stores Inventory Value: $8-9 Million

Knowledge And Experience:

  • Supervisory/Management Experience preferred
  • 5 Years in Stores/Receiving or Warehousing preferred
  • Procurement Experience preferred
  • Pulp and Paper Mill experience preferred
  • Effective Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Proficient in Computer Use
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Software
  • SAP Material Management experience preferred

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

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