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Warehouse and Materials Manager

London, Ontario

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About Airia

Airia Brands inc. is part of the Zehnder Group AG, Switzerland a global leader in creating energy-efficient solutions for a healthy and comfortable indoor climate. Airia is the market leader in the manufacture and marketing of residential and commercial HVAC solutions including HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators) and ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilators).  We refresh the indoor air you breathe and exhaust the stale air for a healthier home environment.  Our ERV/HRV products are marketed under the Lifebreath brand name. Visit our website at

Warehouse and Materials Manager

The Warehouse and Materials Manager is responsible to oversee and co-ordinate the daily activities of the   warehouse (i.e. inbound/outbound logistics, material movement, cycle counts, etc.) and the allocation and  assignment of materials and warehouse personnel to support the achievement of key business KPI’s and objectives, in a safe and efficient manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety and an injury-free environment through own actions and team mentoring
  • Maintain 5S standards and ensure employees are performing tasks safely and in accordance with Airia policies and any applicable legislation
  • Communicate and ensure the effective implementation and adherence to all Airia Policies


  • Ensure accurate material movement into and out of the warehouse in a safe and efficient manner
  • Receive and store material in a prompt and efficient manner
  • Deliver materials required by manufacturing in a timely fashion – avoid interruptions to production
  • Ensure the timely, efficient, and cost-effective shipping of product to customers
  • Maintain accurate shipping documentation and receipts; enter relevant data into ERP system and generate reports, as required
  • Measure and report on the effectiveness of the materials and warehouse activities


  • Conduct regular cycle counts; determine cause and implement permanent corrective actions for any discrepancies to support the achievement of the inventory accuracy target – not including raw metal
  • Maintain an effective warehouse layout to maximize efficiency and ensure that material FIFO is maintained; maximize the use of the warehouse space
  • Conduct vendor audits to ensure inbound material from suppliers is accurate
  • Lead plant-wide inventory counts in conjunction with the Finance team


  • Plan and maintain staffing levels and shift schedules to achieve plant objective and budgets
  • Participates in the recruiting process of new employees including interviews, hiring, and orientation
  • Directly supervise staff and perform daily work audits, prepare regular inventory reports and analyses as required
  • Monitor and maintain up to date computer records for payroll
  • Provide regular coaching, performance feedback and effective training to staff for skill development, growth, and performance improvement to encourage and support a high-performance work culture
  • Administer disciplinary action, as may be required


  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in areas of responsibility by reducing process waste/NVA, increasing warehouse density and establish new or adjust existing procedures and practices
  • Improve warehouse and materials movement practices to create a more efficient and cost-effective order fulfillment process


  • Manage budgets and ensure company goals are achieved
  • Communicate and co-ordinate activities with other departments
  • Maintain up to date Customs and Tariff classifications
  • Maintain forklift, reach truck, electric pump trucks with daily checks and scheduled service
  • Monitor docks and dock doors for repairs and maintenance
  • Schedule truck service and monitor the upkeep of vehicle
  • Monitor daily sales output with shipping team
  • All other duties assigned


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related position
  • Completion of post-secondary education in manufacturing or production management or equivalent experience in warehouse management
  • Must have a thorough understanding of lean manufacturing, warehouse and order fulfillment processes
  • Must have strong communication, along with good reading, writing, computational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be computer literate and have good working knowledge of MS Office products, ERP systems, internet, etc. and other office equipment
  • Must have good communication, interpersonal and management skills
  • Must be able to resolve operational and people problems in a courteous and discrete manner;
  • Must be tactful and use good judgement in dealing with people in general
  • Must be knowledgeable of proper safety standards and procedures and be proficient in the safe operation of machines and equipment – specifically fork lifts
  • Must be versatile and be able and willing to perform unrelated tasks as assigned
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Prior experience with third party logistics companies and logistics providers
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain and inventory management
  • Leads with integrity and respect
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Delivers results
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Engages and Inspires

How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to submit their resume by email to

We thank all applicants; however only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

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