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Manager, Distribution (Eastern Canada)

Location: Toronto, Ontario
As the Manager, Distribution (Eastern Canada), you will be responsible for managing all aspects of Aritzia’s Eastern Canada distribution operations.
As a key member of the Supply Chain team, you will make an impact at Aritzia by: 
  • Leading the start-up of Aritzia’s newest distribution center -  serving as Business Lead and subject matter expert from conceptual design through site deployment and operations  
  • Overseeing all aspects of Eastern Canada distribution, managing and driving performance to build and sustain a best- in-class operation 
  • Exploring and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement both  internally and across the distribution network
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                         
The Manager, Distribution (Eastern Canada) will be a critical leader on the Aritzia Distribution team and will play a key role in enabling Aritzia’s strategic growth efforts in Eastern Canada. They will be tasked with meeting and exceeding the high expectations for our retail and eCommerce customers through a relentless pursuit of operational excellence. 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional in the distribution field having effectively managed day-to-day operations in a medium to large-scale facility. As a plus, they have experience in the implementation of a successful distribution start-up. As demonstrated through cost and service KPIs, the candidate has exhibited operational ownership with a history of measurable success. They have a strong working knowledge of distribution equipment and automation as well as a depth of experience in building distribution infrastructure, including but not limited to:

People: Managing and developing workforce of 300+, planning/scheduling labor to support Peak and non-Peak operational needs, growing and developing team through professional development, building a high performing team culture, developing effective communication with internal business partners.   

Process: Designing standard operating procedures, assessing and optimizing functional workflows, executing Lean/Six Sigma/5S principles to drive continuous improvement.

Space: Effectively utilizing and managing distribution capacity, conceptualizing layout enhancements to facilitate new or improved workflows, creating and maintaining a culture of safe work practices.

Technology: Systems proficiency and aptitude within WMS/WCS/WES, identifying and prioritizing technical enhancements and upgrades, large scale process automation and improvement.    

We know that great people have great ideas and are passionate about their work.  Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:
  • Advancement              We are growing, quite simply opportunities are abundant – take your pick!
  • Education                    To ensure you are the best at what you do
  • Compensation             Pay is driven by individual performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks
  • Connection                  Be surrounded by the best talent from across the globe driven by passion of a common goal

About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.

Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.

Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has 80 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.

Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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