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Supervisor, Supply Chain Services

Posting Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Toronto Hydro



Location: Milner 




Reporting to the Manager, Supply Chain Services, the primary role of the Supervisor, Supply Chain Services is to direct and coordinate a fiscally responsible multi-distribution Supply Chain environment. 


The Incumbent is expected to behave ethically and follow the established code of business conduct, policies and internal control procedures, laws and regulations governing Toronto Hydro.




  • Lead the daily Supply Chain operation in an effective and safe manner
  • Achieve outcomes that consider quality, on-time delivery, delivered cost and reliability
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Supply Chain team to ensure that strategies are executed effectively and consistently
  • Develop operational linkages between actual use of raw materials and replenishment
  • Manage vendor engagements and performance as required with various Business Units
  • Establish and refine Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Supply Chain team and ensure that a program is in place to continuously monitor the performance of those procedures
  • Lead continuous improvements that support the overall drive to lean operations
  • Coordinate supply consumption analysis to maintain inventory levels at optimum levels
  • Establish section metrics and translate into individual/section performance criteria and perform employee evaluations
  • Coordinate the preparation of reports as required by the Manager
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and action plans
  • Assist the Manager in evaluating, developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with purchasing policies and procedures


Successful candidates must possess the following competencies and will be pre-screened for those bolded, prior to the interview portion of the selection process. Competencies are listed in order of significance.




  • University or College Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or related area
  • Five (5) years supply chain/procurement experience  with increasing levels of responsibility or related experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • SCMP Designation completed or in progress ( or equivalent designation like P. Log, APICS, CPP) 
  • Experience with contract document structures including  legal language and issues associated with contracts, risk identification and mitigation
  • Demonstrated  knowledge of the law of tendering and procurement best practices
  • Proven progressive experience managing and implementing innovative Supply Chain operations
  • Ability to reason clearly and critically, including logic, frame questions and reach conclusions when analyzing information
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining key performance indicators
  • Strong understanding of lean manufacturing methods and philosophy
  • Champions change, productivity and innovation ; proven track record for identifying and leading process improvement
  • Develops culture and people; accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees
  • Builds strong relationships; establishes trust and respect with team and stakeholders across the organization; stakeholder management and negotiation and engagement skills
  • Demonstrates customer focus;  builds positive customer relationships
  • Drives results and accountability; excellent project management skills coupled with strong planning,  problem solving and decision making capabilities

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