• Director, National Logistics
     
    Job Summary
    Our client, a Canadian health services company specializing in medical laboratory testing and diagnostic services, is seeking a Director of National Logistics. This is a critical leadership role with the mandate to transform and evolve the logistics capability of their national footprint in supporting their goal of becoming a national leader in the laboratory services.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • Drive the strategic and operational plans and directions and ensure an understanding of business plan.
    • Develop plan and vision for operations excellence within the business plan.
    • Ensure business deliverables for all regions for Logistics are aligned throughout the logistics department to achieve performance expectations.
    • Assess competition, market opportunities, threats and share best practices when relevant.
    • Lead the development of Logistics as a strategic capability and center of excellence.
    • Identify and resolve issues impacting operational performance.
    • Deliver project objectives by applying in-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, best practices and techniques.
    • Provide leadership in planning and managing Logistics resource requirements to ensure a high level of service and delivery.
    • Foster an environment of positive employee relations, strong teamwork, and employee engagement.
    • Act as a coach to promote career growth opportunities, educational pursuits, and participation in internal development programs.
    • Manage people resources for optimal workforce planning, recruitment, performance goal setting, training, scheduling and effective workflow.
    • Develop, implement and monitor employee engagement initiatives in partnership with other leaders and HR to increase team performance and retention.
    • Manage budgets, operational plans and department expenses.
    • Lead the department’s annual performance and salary review process.
    • Manage vendors to ensure best value for services or products provided, including sourcing, negotiating, and performance.
    • Utilize reports on performance metrics, incident reports, customer satisfaction surveys to take action that increase productivity and service delivery.
     
    Qualifications
    • University or College degree in Business or any relevant certification.
    • 15+ years of management experience in customer and employee centric operations-based environments in complex, forward thinking and service-based organizations.
    • 10 years+ broad people leadership experience across multi-disciplines and multi-sites.
    • Strong track record of meeting and exceeding organizational targets for cost, quality and customer satisfaction.
    • A process and action-oriented mind-set
    • Track record of demonstrating superior business judgement
    • Must have self-confidence and people skills to contribute to key business decisions and to provide strong counsel to the Senior Leadership Team.
    • General knowledge of medical laboratory operations preferred.
    • Exceptional emotional intelligence and influencing skills.
    • Understand logistics process systems and logistics benchmarking trends.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment with solid organizational, multi-tasking capability, and prioritization skills.
    • Proficiency in business strategies, culture, and work systems required to achieve results.
    • Travel will be required 40%.
     
    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted.
     
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