Kem Krest

Customer Focused. Solutions Driven.

Transportation, Logistics and Storage

Total Program Management through Supply Chain, Fulfillment, and Aftersales Solutions


Elkhart, Indiana

Company Size

500+ employees


Supply Chain Solutions, Chemical Programs Management, Supply Chain Consulting, and Packaging / kitting, warehousing and distribution

Since 1979, Kem Krest has been providing Total Program Management through our Supply Chain, Fulfillment and Aftersales Solutions. Kem Krest manages and markets customer branded parts and chemicals, from suppliers to dealership networks and production facilities, on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) within the Automotive, Agriculture/Industrial and Defense Industries. With all the complexities involved in managing service parts, our solution is providing simplification through our Total Program Management, which includes Inventory and Quality Management, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Fulfillment – Packaging and Kitting, Direct Ship, JIT Delivery, Lean Warehousing, Customer Service, Outbound Dealer Calls, Promotional Assistance and Value Added Services - Sales & Marketing

The Opportunity

Operations Manager

Oakville, Ontario - Canada
  • Overview

    We are a rapidly growing $500M Supply Chain Services company with 11 locations in the US and Canada. This position will be responsible for leading and managing operational group within defined environments.

  • Responsibilities

    Ensure safety and security of all associates
    •Maintain incidents and accidents to zero target occurrences.
    •Immediate response to any deficient or identified concerns.
    •Ensure consistent upkeep and cleanliness of facility.

    Meet and Exceed Budget targets
    •Monitor and improve on LPH productivity throughout the year to meet or exceed budget targets.
    •Monitor controllable expenses, ensure costs savings are identified in key areas (focus on generating impactful financial results).
    •Flex labor to match daily business activity.
    •Closely monitor and control use of hourly overtime.

    Meet and Exceed customer expectations
    •Maintain On-time Customer Delivery through daily shipments of all required orders.
    •Minimize EPT to below stated company targets.
    •Ensure Operations supports Quality and other key functions to reduce and eliminate CAF occurrences.

    Drive continuous improvement culture
    •Challenge current processes and work methods.
    •Ensure Supervisor’s and DC’s are trained in continuous improvement methodologies. Possess a driving passion for on-going continuous improvement.
    •Lead group problem solving events, implement lean principles with emphasis on shop floor visual management.
    •Lead/support/encourage team to participate in Employee Suggestion Program, achieve stated monthly target for the facility.
    •Engage all employees through excellent communication and awareness of all facility and corporate goals and objectives, i.e. lead shift start meetings, establish a regular cadence of Supervisor & DC team meetings.

    Contribute to Growth and Success of the Organization
    •Ensure staff is trained and built with bench strength for back fill and growth, active mentorship of employees.
    •Monitor facilities and operations to adapt ahead of planned impacts to the operation.
    •Encourage active engagement in KK culture and practice / teach our core values.
    •Set a personal example for others to follow.

  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred – Bus Admin., Supply Chain, Engineering
    • 3-5 years Management experience, 5+ years supervisory experience
    • Background in Operations – Distribution environment, Background in LEAN concepts and implementation.
    • Multi-facility experience and project management experience.
    • Well developed written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
    • Exceptional work ethic and desire to succeed
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office software (primarily Outlook, Excel and Word), with experience using ERP and WMS systems.

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