Distribution Centre Lead

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date posted: Mar 25, 2021


This position oversees shipping, receiving, logistics and/or Advanced Warehouse planning. Lead a group of Distribution Center employees ensure productivity measures are being met. Each DC Lead will be responsible for a functional area of the Distribution Center.



  • Monitor functional area and ensure staff are handling product as per quality standards.
  • Monitor functional area and ensure staff is preforming activities as per the shipping and receiving schedule.
  • Ensure trailers are being loaded and unloaded in reasonable timeframe.
  • Assist staff with questions regarding basic work functions.
  • Preform functional area stand-up meetings.
  • Motivate and encourage teamwork to accomplish scheduled tasks.
  • Schedule couriers for time sensitive pick-ups.
  • Train new staff on basic functional area tasks.
  • Maintain functional area supplies.
  • Ensure daily clean-up of functional area by staff.
  • Any other duties assigned by Distribution Centre Manager.


  • Monitor DC KPI’s, investigate and adjust areas failing to meet the standards.
  • Assign work to DC personnel.
  • Monitor orders in queue and release to warehouse in priority sequence.
  • Plan inbound and outbound schedule.


Education and Experience

  • Certified forklift operating license required.
  • Minimum three to five years of progressive Shipping and Receiving experience, or equivalent experience; a minimum of three years at the supervisory level.
  • JD Edwards experience is beneficial.
  • Advanced Warehouse Management system experience is beneficial.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Computer skills.