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Specialist Capabilities - Transportation



Mississauga, ON, Canada · United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Requisition ID: 183098
Career Group: Corporate Office Careers
Job Category: Supply Chain Network Evolution
Travel Requirements: 0 - 10%
Job Type: Full-Time

Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Ontario; Nova Scotia; Québec
City: Mississauga, Stellarton, Montreal

Embark on a rewarding career with Sobeys Inc., celebrated among Canada’s Top 100 employers, where your talents contribute to our commitment to excellence and community impact.

Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Ready to Make an impact?

Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities, and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently looking for an Integrated Supply Chain team as a Specialist Capabilities, Transportation.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Lead or participate in a cross-functional team of resources in support of the Retail Support Centre (RSC) and Transportation to plan, organize, and implement quality improvements and cost reduction projects Provide Project Management leadership, stewardship and administration for initiatives
  • Analyze / Observe operational KPI and processes to identify opportunities.
  • Establish relationship with front line RSC management to create a continuous improvement culture.
  • Analyze, gather historical data and projection growth data for Network modeling simulations.
  • Analyze and simulate data including process mapping, developing tools, and benchmark/ best practices research
  • Monitor project progress and anticipate necessity for developing contingency plans or taking corrective actions
  • Regularly report on and present to management regarding team performance, project schedules, budget, performance measures, support efforts, corrective actions, customer feedback, and issue identification
  • Understand and conceptualize cross-functional business processes, and effectively apply process analysis techniques and tools
  • Use both formal and informal channels to obtain information, build support and accomplish tasks Manage all logistics systems (Kronos/C3/EXE/Vocollect/WMS/SLIDE)
  • Provide Change Management support on change requests or upgrades.
  • Validate regional or national change requests Assist in the construction and maintenance of Engineered Labour Standards
  • Understand the concepts of Engineered labour Standards and the tools within the systems to help in performance monitoring.

What you have to offer:

  • Strong ability to communicate (oral and written)
  • Strong ability to analyze, organize, and problem solve while being detail oriented
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization with minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage and implement change in a team-based culture with a union and non-unionized workforce
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver results on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of internal business partners
  • 3 to 5 years experience in Logistics / Industrial Engineering positions within a distribution or transportation environment
  • Experience with EXE / Witron Warehouse Management System (WMS), and Routing System (JDA)/ Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Experience working on a varied schedule in multi-temperature environment with over 30% travel
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Access)



At Sobeys we require our teammates to have the ability to adhere to a hybrid work model that requires your presence at one of our office locations at least three days per week. This requirement is integral to our commitment to team collaboration and the overall success of our office culture.

We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, which varies by role and designed to help our teammates to live better – physically, financially and emotionally.

Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by our organization nor monitored for accuracy.

We will consider factors such as your working location, work experience and skills as well as internal equity, and market conditions to ensure the selected candidate is paid fairly and competitively. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Our Total Rewards programs, for full-time teammates, goes well beyond your paycheque:

  • Competitive Benefits Package, tailored to meet your needs, including health and dental coverage, life, short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Access to Virtual Health Care Platform and Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A Retirement and Savings Plan that provides you with the opportunity to build and add value to your savings.
  • A 10% in-store discount at our participating banners and access to a wide range of other discount programs, making your purchases more affordable.
  • Learning and Development Resources to fuel your professional growth.
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid Vacation and Days-off

We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.