Manager, Inventory & Warehousing

Opportunity Reference #
North Bay
Posting Date
Closing Date
Time Sensitive


POSITION:                 Manager, Inventory & Warehousing 

REPORTS TO:            Senior Manager, Strategic Procurement

DEPARTMENT:         Strategic Procurement

LOCATION:               North Bay

REFERENCE:           800-98B-23


Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) is an Agency of the Province of Ontario that provides efficient and vital transportation services.  We employ over 750 skilled professionals and are over 120 years old and proud of our heritage and connection to the communities we serve.  We are focused on moving forward with the goal of being a valued leader in transportation.  We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, paid vacation, 3 paid personal leave days along with discounted transportation on our bus and passenger rail services.


The Manager, Inventory & Warehousing is responsible for managing all aspect of inventory management and warehousing requirements for the entire organization. This position will establish, monitor and audit the controls and training surrounding new item creations, slow moving, receipts, transfers, and movement of inventory. The manager will review all of our inventory levels and adjust to operational demands, as well as oversee the warehousing requirements and establish industry best practices along with developing a long term warehousing plan.  


  • Direct inventory control over $15-30 million dollars of parts and material
  • Review and approve all new inventory requests, set the min/max requirements for proper cycle flow for all purchasing agents
  • Review inventory levels and adjust to current operational requirements with proper investigation
  • Review and investigate stores inventory transaction discrepancies
  • Assist with internal and external inventory audits
  • Travel to all ONTC Stores locations quarterly (minimum)
  • Manage the shipping/receiving and warehousing of all customer owned inventories, complete trace reports, cycle counts and location of all products
  • Audit customer inventory levels, perform counts, review usage and report monthly total of external customer owned inventories
  • Ensure employees work safely and efficiently in a positive work environment
  • Ensure inventories are locked, secured, protected or sheltered from the elements
  • Lead EAM and ERP initiatives surrounding inventory controls and processes
  • Work closely with operations and project managers to forecast inventory and warehousing requirements, plan increase or decrease initiatives
  • Monitor all inventory transactions including ISO & AAR inventory, adjustments, losses or RMA’s and investigate
  • Develop & maintain training materials for stores employees to utilize when receiving, issuing, transferring, or shipping inventories
  • Work closely with the Stores Supervisor to roll out training and industry best practices
  • Perform employee investigations and disciplinary actions when required.
  • Provide leadership with warehousing best practices, controls, training, and health and safety at all warehouses
  • Modernize and increase efficiencies with stores operations and levels of service
  • Prepare and manage a 10 year plan for all warehousing and equipment requirements
  • Work closely with the Stores Supervisor, Buyers, Procurement Officers and Project Managers
  • Extract inventory data, create KPI’s and process improvements for warehousing requirements
  • Manage freight contracts for all inbound and outbound shipments
  • Identify potential cost savings opportunities based on process, past acquisition costs and implement process changes to realize savings
  • Establish business cases for warehousing efficiencies, proving ROI’s
  • Periodically audit warehouse racking, forklifts, and equipment to ensure it’s in safe working order and maintained to industry standards
  • Implement green initiatives with our hazardous waste



  • University Degree or College Diploma in Business Management, Office Administration, Economics
  • CPA designation would be considered an asset
  • 3-5 years managing industrial inventory and warehousing facilities
  • Experience managing & training employees in a shipping/receiving environment
  • Experience with inventory management, costing and accounting
  • Experience establishing and monitoring KPI’s
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Research, analytical and reasoning skills to assess and prepare a variety of reports
  • Analytical skills to interpret and apply relevant legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Negotiation skills to work with clients, third parties and business partners
  • Ability to work independently or  in a team environment
  • Competent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, AS400, Infinium, Fleet Complete, ARI)
  • Must be committed to company health and safety



The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal record check
  • Employment references
  • Education verification


CLOSING DATE:  November 11, 2022 no later than 11:59 p.m. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing with a current covering letter and resume (provided in one document), stating reference name and number to:


Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.

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