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Regional Inventory Manager - Toronto

  • Req ID: 80684
  • Department: Procurement
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 10-20%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/28/2020


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



As the Regional Inventory Manager you will provide oversight and management of inventory on a regional basis. You are responsible to ensure physical inventory accuracy through inventory cycle counts, accurate project reconciliations and keeping the system inventory storage locations up to date. You will also be responsible for managing Material Distribution Center operations; work with field project and maintenance staff, manage inventories and ensure right material is available at the right place at the right time at an optimum cost. This position will be accountable for developing and managing KPIs and scorecard with meaningful measures of success and accountable for stakeholder management and service delivery.



  • Manage and oversee the operations of the distribution center, including: product receipt, storage and distribution;
  • Manage unionized and non-unionized staff;
  • Ensure availability of right material at the right time for projects, maintenance and production;
  • Ensure physical inventory accuracy through physical inventory counts and timely project material reconciliations;
  • Keep system inventory updated through timely postings of entries and documents;
  • Manage inventory levels at the storage locations to ensure higher inventory turns and avoid surplus inventory or obsolescence;
  • Coordinate with Inventory Analyst and Engineering Services field personnel to recommend and maintain safety stocks at storage locations;
  • Conduct annual inventory audits to meet SOX Compliance requirements;
  • Monitor Capital Inventory and ensure timely charge out;
  • Release and move material to projects to ensure accurate inventory levels;
  • Coordinate material moves with Distribution Centers;
  • Assist Managers and Roadmasters with ordering material;
  • Extend material to Plants to be available to order;
  • Provide SAP expertise and training to field personnel, as required;
  • Trace material orders to ensure timely receipts;
  • Process material releases for scrap invoicing;
  • Monitor and report Track Panel production orders and inventory levels;
  • Create and issue STO’s to move material, when required;
  • Assist with material movements and charge outs from Plant to Plant for derailments and emergent situations;
  • Assist in developing inventory policy and administer this policy in the field;
  • Provide backup coverage for other team members, as required



  • High School Diploma or Post-Secondary Education preferably a University Degree ( Business, Finance or Engineering an asset);
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience of managing inventory, warehousing and distribution of materials;
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge;
  • Sound understanding of the Railroad maintenance and projects related processes;
  • Sound knowledge of SAP MM module;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good project management and presentation skills;
  • Expertise with Windows and Microsoft Office. Intermediate to advanced capabilities with Excel (pivot tables, Power Pivot, etc.). Ability to use databases;
  • APICS, CPIM Certifications preferred;
  • Leadership skills and ability manage staff;
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Positive and enthusiastic work ethic and attitude.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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