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Operations Coordinator, Burlington, Ontario

Operations Coordinator
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Date Posted:
Mar 25, 2013




Reporting to the Shared Purchasing Center (SPC) Operations Manager, the main responsibilities include:


  • Display mastery and leadership in all SPC functions.
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and develop solutions within SPC processes and procedures
  • Perform SPC Operations day-to-day tasks such as helping coordinate returns from the branch network to the Distribution Center (DC), surplus transfers between branches, and daily reporting
  • Awareness of impact of SPC activities on branches and other entities
  • Displays a customer service attitude toward the branches and internal customers
  • High productivity in work process
  • Development of reports and tools to monitor KPI’s and increase efficiencies.
  • Development and maintenance of SPC Standard Operating Procedures
  • Interact with the Regional Distribution Centre, Supply Chain Development, Procurement, Product Management, and Sourcing teams to achieve corporate goals.
  • Supporting other areas of the SPC, including Purchasing and Inventory Planning.
  • Communication both internal and external
  • System expert and troubleshooting for the SPC.
  • Strong inventory management skills, such as:
    • Inventory investment
    • Identify surplus / return opportunities
    • Clear understanding of the delicate balance between investments, service levels, turns and landed cost
  • Displays expertise in the following purchasing practices and philosophies:
    • Review items for purchase; initiate changes as identified
    • Complete understanding of all aspects of purchasing product
    • Insure consistently high service levels from internal and external vendors
    • Special order handling
    • Effective expediting from the vendor
    • Efficient PO entry
    • Auto-replenishment; initiate/monitor parameter adjustments as needed
    • Vendor metrics; negotiating, monitoring and maintaining




  • Experience working for a sales distribution company in a sourcing, purchasing and/or inventory related role.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office software, in particular Excel and Access programs.
  • Strong aptitude for detail, well organized with effective communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success working in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing demands and have the ability to multi task, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Bilingualism (English-French) would be an asset.

Internal candidates must inform their immediate supervisor or manager and contact Human Resources 




While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. 


Wolseley Canada is committed to Employment Equity.


About Wolseley

Wolseley Canada is a market leader in the wholesale distribution of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration, engineered pipe, waterworks, fire protection, pipes, valves and fittings and industrial supplies products. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, the company operates 240 branches across Canada.

Wolseley Canada's parent company Wolseley plc is a public company based in the UK and quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Wolseley plc is the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and is also a leading distributor of building materials, lumber products and industrial pipes, valves and fittings. Globally, the company operates in 25 countries with a total workforce of approximately 47,000 employees.

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