Supervisor, Transportation Operations




RONA INC. - DC - Boucherville QC - 00003 - Boucherville





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Full Time

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At Lowe’s Canada, over 26,000 employees let their passion blossom every day. Our teams are driven by the desire to help people bring their projects to life and are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.

We operate or service some 450 corporate and affiliated dealer stores. With a distinctive product and service offering and complementary store formats ranging from neighbourhood hardware stores to big box stores, our Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber banners are always looking for dedicated employees to help meet the needs of all DIYers and contractors.

You’ve got the talent? We’ve got the tools! Here, your work and ideas will contribute to building a flourishing organization. Your voice will always be heard and valued. You’ll find career opportunities that live up to your ambitions and be able to further develop your unique set of skills.

So if you’re looking to do what you love, and to grow and evolve within our family—one of the best employers in Canada according to a recent Forbes survey—we could be perfect for each other.

Our expectations

Under the direction of the Transportation Manager, the Supervisor,Transportation Operations will assist in overseeing all aspects of transportation for the distribution network. He/she will be responsible for monitoring and facilitating the movement of freight into the Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) and out to the stores. The incumbent also creates and examines delivery routes (transportation lanes) for cost-saving opportunities and efficiencies.

Your role

  • Set expectations for team performance (good judgment in grey areas; common sense, customer service as “the face of Lowe’s Canada,” data entry and transportation documentation accuracy, leadership, initiative, quick decision-making, team player, ask questions and reach out to peers in network, driven)
  • Train, mentor, and support Transportation Agents and Transportation team members; create training guides as needed
  • Act as back up to the Transportation Manager
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures (cleanliness and orderliness, trailer integrity, load quality, job safety analysis to identify risks)
  • Work as the Lowe’s Canada regional subject matter expert for all matters dealing with transportation initiatives or questions as required
  • Assist in hiring employees capable of working in a team and multitasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Cost recognition and containment: Monitor overall freight costs for the RDC and adjust where appropriate; identify transportation savings by researching lane and cost savings; work with operations to maximize cube per trailer to reduce transportation costs
  • Ensure on-time and efficient service to stores (includes follow up action plan for errors made)
  • Ensure inbound loads are being picked up and delivered in timely fashion (includes follow up as needed)
  • Provide ongoing support to the Operations and Planning teams (yard management, trailer moves, and cube utilization efficiencies)
  • Plan delivery and pickup routes using a TMS
  • Able to plan LBM deliveries in TMS
  • Enhance TMS usage by contributing to the improvement of its quality and processes
  • Manage trailer overflow, manage add-ons and prioritize loading schedule
  • Maintain the delivery schedules in the system

The qualifications we are looking for

  • College education in Transportation or Supply Chain Management (preferred)
  • Experience in transportation and/or supply chain at the supervisor level
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Proven record for complying with safety requirements and ability to build a culture of safety among subordinates and peers
  • Capacity to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-confidence and decision-making abilities
  • Familiarity with Ministry of Transportation (MTO) regulations
  • Demonstrated flexibility; ability to readily adapt to change and see change as an opportunity
  • Capacity to use analytical and troubleshooting skills to resolve complex problems; creative problem-solving skills; initiative
  • Demonstrated team-building skills – strong ability to build rapport and trust with others
  • Ability to resolve conflicts quickly and fairly
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with spreadsheets, analysis, and the efficient use of database programs efficiently
  • Understanding of various costing/pricing models
  • Experience with Transportation Management Systems (an important asset)
  • Good logistical problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Canadian geography


Your benefits of working for Lowe’s Canada:

By joining the Lowe’s Canada family, you’ll enjoy many benefits, such as:

  • A fitness centre, sports activities, and showers
  • A childcare centre that can accommodate up to 78 children
  • A cafeteria with a delicious menu prepared by a dedicated chef, healthy options, as well as FARO Roasting Houses and Tim Hortons coffee stations
  • Exclusive employee discounts, plus a 10% discount on store merchandise (at all Lowe’s Canada locations)
  • Benefits: retirement savings plan, annual bonuses,student incentive program, etc.
  • Flexible hours and remote working
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Career growth opportunities within the company
  • An inclusive and safe working environment
  • Promotion of work-life balance
  • An employer that’s involved in the community
  • And much more!


The masculine generic is used without discrimination and only in order to simplify the text. Lowe’s Canada is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.