Manager, Warehouse & Inventory Control

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  • Athabasca, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : June 24, 2024
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  • Job ID 7638

Job Description

Our client, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac), is the largest single-line kraft pulp producer in North America, with an average annual production of 640,000 tonnes of high-quality pulp.

Al-Pac is a leader in their industry since beginning operations in 1993, from their quality products, mill operations and responsible forest management practices, to the way the company grows and develops their team members and work with local communities. Al-Pac is continuously exploring new and innovative ideas, while delivering premium products with a commitment to strong environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.

Vision: to be a good neighbor with $1 billion in diversified revenue by 2031.

Purpose: as stewards of the resources entrusted to us, we make a positive impact where we work and live.

Strategy: diversify revenues through investment in complementary industries creating a diversified business hub that is differentiated by environmental stewardship, social impact, and strong governance.

Values: Al-Pac is a values-based organization. Our values shape our culture and ensure that our decisions support our vision, purpose and strategy:

  • Inclusion: we leverage diverse perspectives to make the best decisions.
  • Collaboration: we partner with others across the organization and work together to accomplish shared objectives.
  • Achievement: we drive results.
  • Growth: we champion a culture of learning and innovation.


 For further information about Al-Pac, please visit their website at


The Manager, Warehouse & Inventory Control will report to the Director, Logistics and is responsible for supervising the warehouse, inventory and supply chain of Al-Pac’s products across stores and the pulp warehouse. This new position will be leading a team of Team Leads and Pulp Warehouse employees. The Manager, Warehouse & Inventory Control will be highly involved in building a strong safety culture, reporting on inventory, planning inventory shipment, and planning efficient use of warehouse space. In addition, this role will supervise teams to ensure effective and efficient inventory control, including receiving of inventory and outbound shipment of inventory; receiving, storing, and managing inventory; and dispatching goods to customers and end-users.



Warehousing and Inventory Operations:

  • Directly supervises 5 team leads (4 shifts and 1 in store) and 2 pulp warehouse employees.
  • Directly supervises all the warehouse and inventory daily activities.
  • Works to maximize efficiency, productivity, and minimize staff overtime.
  • Complies to and is knowledgeable around policies and processes.

Health & Safety:

  • Ensures effective, safe operations.
  • Implements and administers Al-Pac’s related health and safety operational procedures and policies.

Logistics Data Analysis:

  • Analyzes and reports on data to increase productivity.
  • Loss prevention: ensures processes are followed to ensure timely and effective inbound and outbound inventory and forecasts future requirements for trucks and railcars based on customer requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring team members are utilizing SAP functions efficiently.

Shipping and Receiving:

  • Manages the warehouses to ensure teams follow the process of warehousing and distribution operations.
  • Ensures regulations for load plans are up to date and followed by the pulp warehouse.
  • Ensures training is up to date and completed on time for railcar movement in the yard.
  • Ensures the rail yard maintenance is up to date and follows rail safety protocol

Inventory Control

  • Executes inventory analysis monthly, quarterly, and as needed to report to Director, Logistics.
  • Understands and is comfortable with technology. Ideally SAP and other systems.
  • Identifies and resolves discrepancies and problems, oversees stock item master, identifying incorrect descriptions and stock numbers.
  • Ensures year end physical count in Stores is completed.
  • Aligns and communicates loading plans with Production, Sales and Logistics teams to ensure production, quality and delivery requirements are met.
  • Responsible for initiating and finalizing the annual inventory obsolescence review with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Asset Management, Procurement and Operations to formulate, sustain and enhance operational policies and procedures for materials management.
  • Establishes standardized reports and reporting schedules to furnish materials management data to key stakeholder groups like Engineering, Maintenance and Operations departments, communicating inventory status and potential business risks.
  • Continuously assesses warehouse operations, inventory control performance and system compliance and formulates strategies to enhance and optimize performance.

Stakeholder Management and Relationship Building:

  • Identifies and maintains internal relationships with all Al-Pac departments, up to management levels and external stakeholders (railways, trucking companies, Department of Transport, railway maintenance companies, OH&S).
  • Identifies the needs, issues and/or concerns of internal and external stakeholders and responds to these by coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of warehouse and inventory information and decisions.

Supervision and Direction:

  • Communicates the function’s strategy and its relationship to the organization’s mission, vision and values; clarifying the actions needed to implement it within warehousing and inventory.
  • Motivates Team Members to commit to these objectives and to do extraordinary things to achieve the organization’s business goals.
  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to safety and quality.
  • Creates a team environment that is conducive to open communication.
  • Hires, trains, and mentors a team to support their work goals.

Performance Measurement and Management:

  • Manages and reports on the performance of the warehouse and inventory operations.
  • Sets appropriate performance management objectives for direct reports and holds them accountable for achieving these, taking appropriate actions where necessary.
  • Hires, assesses, manages and develops talent to meet current and future goals.



  • Foster and establish a proactive safety culture by implementing continuous improvements, raising awareness and promoting best practices to ensure a safe environment.
  • Enhance, create and streamline inventory management within the warehouse and stores to maximize efficiency.
  • Create an effective 8–12-week plan with logistics and focus on forecasting by collaborating with other teams.


Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:


  • Post-secondary education including a degree and/or diploma, or its equivalent in business experience.



  • 5+ years of progressive, relevant experience, and demonstrated accomplishments in a supply chain environment.
  • 3+ years progressively related supervisory or management experience.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and developments in warehouse and inventory operations and processes.
  • Demonstrated effective relationship management, both internal and external.
  • Has a thorough understanding of recognized industry bodies of knowledge and specialist bodies of knowledge as it relates to managing and oversight of application databases and tools.


Competencies and Knowledge

  • Communication – uses clear and effective verbal, written and presenting communication skills with diverse audiences.
  • Stakeholder Management – ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders on all levels.
  • Autonomy – Works under clear direction within a clear framework of accountability; uses discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments.
  • Decision Quality – making good and timely decisions that keeps the organization moving forward.
  • Ensures Accountability – holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Optimize Work Processes – knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Builds Effective Teams – building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Develops Talent – developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Collaborative – building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Nimble Learning – actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Instills Trust – gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
  • Business Skills – demonstrates effective communication. Plans, schedules and monitors own work and supervision of Team Leads, and others where applicable, within the deadlines and according to relevant standards and procedures.
  • Complexity performs a range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine in a technical environment, by applying a methodical approach to issue definition and resolution. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues, specific to resolving technical issues within Al-Pac’s warehouse and inventory operations.
  • Influence – interacts with and can influence colleagues and external stakeholders, has strong internal working level contacts, predominantly with Al-Pac’s Sales, Production, Procurement, Logistics, Shipping Finance and Auditing Team members and key business subject matter experts.


Personal Profile

  • Ability to manage complexity
  • Effective communicator
  • Strong influence on colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Collaborates regularly with team members
  • Compliance and conflict management skills
  • Highly accountable and ensures that of their team
  • Displays ethical leadership
  • Able to respond and pivot quickly to new initiatives and business needs
  • Enjoys change and leading others through it
  • Respectful of others
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Leads by example
  • Strategic and operational performer
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • A positive attitude when faced with adversarial situations
  • Exhibits sound judgment
  • Demonstrates empathy


An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Athabasca, AB (Al-Pac mill site)


Al-Pac professional staff work Monday – Thursday from 7am – 5pm.


For the opportunity to join Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. in the role of Manager, Warehouse & Inventory Control please email your resume to referencing Position ID # AVBD-733233.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Max Frank at 587-200-0114 ext. 102. For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit:



ProFound Talent is a woman owned and operated business, recognized and certified by Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We pride ourselves in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in our recruitment processes and in our work environment, where every individual feels valued and respected. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to which you may confidentially share your accommodation needs at time of application. We will adjust our processes to ensure you have an inclusive, fair, and respectful experience that allows you to represent yourself in your unique and most authentic way.

* We thank all applicants for your submissions, however only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *