Job Manager, Transportation in Concord

Manager, Transportation

Job description

Who are we?

UNFI is the leading distributor of natural, organic, and specialty foods in North America! We transform the world of food for our associates, customers, suppliers, and the families we serve every day. We are committed to providing healthier food choices to people everywhere as part of our ongoing mission to #FeedthePlanet.

As Transportation Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to help us #MoveFoodForward and lead our Drivers in navigating the Foodscape! New routes can take us anywhere and that includes YOU to come aboard with us on our journey!

Read on about our job opportunity below!

Position: Transportation Manager

Location: Concord, ON

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Schedule: Monday-Friday

Language Requirements: English


Responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all Transportation functions to ensure that customer service is performed safely, on time, and in accordance with specifications. Coordinates closely with customers and area personnel to obtain information, identify needs, and investigate and resolve problems. Seeks to continuously improve service and operating efficiencies and meets the proper regulatory compliance and requirements. Ensures that the Company's professional reputation is maintained and that superior customer service is provided. Schedules, assigns, supervises, and appraises personnel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibility for assisting in the development and implementation of effective Transportation planning, budgeting, policies, and procedures.
  • Executes established goals and ensures that Transportation policies support and complement Company strategies, mission, vision, and values.
  • Meets regularly with customers to obtain information and feedback on the Company’s performance, receive complaints, and analyzes customers' needs and expectations.
  • Ensures that excellent, professional communications are maintained with customers.
  • Ensures that all customers' expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Ensures on-time delivery of products or services.
  • Plans equipment and determines rental requirements and maintenance needs. Implements and maintains operation of computerized on-board and navigation systems
  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring that Transportation operations meet or exceed safety and regulatory standards. Maintain safety records for all drivers
  • Ensures that personnel understand and implement safety and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Effectively schedules, supervises, and directs Transportation personnel, ensuring excellent customer service and optimal performance.
  • Provides leadership through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication.
  • Maintains a good information flow. Ensures personnel are timely and thoroughly informed.
  • Conducts meetings to inform, train, and seek solutions for identified problems.
  • Ensures employees understand Company policies and procedures and the importance of customer service
  • Identifies training needs and develops and implements programs to meet them. Follows-up on employee training (e.g., customer service, equipment, and safety training) to ensure effective implementation.
  • Cross-trains employees.
  • Promotes teamwork. Encourages employee involvement, suggestions, and problem solving.
  • Conducts performance appraisals as required. Provides feedback and suggestions to improve employee performance. Works with employees to establish performance goals. Formulates and implements corrective actions as needed and ensures that all employees are treated fairly and consistently. Corrects employee problems promptly.
  • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant concerns.
  • Ensures HACCP and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures are understood and followed by associates in facility.
  • Participates as a member of the HACCP Team.
  • Performs other job duties as required.



  • Post-Secondary Education in Transportation Management, Logistics, or equivalent preferred and/or equivalent experience in related field


  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in multiple stop dispatch operation.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years supervisory and management experience.
  • Prior experience working with a computerized log system
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel and Power Point necessary
  • System Implementation preferred


  • Understanding of client requirements and schedules.
  • Knowledge of transportation equipment and vehicle operations

Skills & Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to function in fast-paced environment.
  • Vision for future growth and change with ability to remain flexible.
  • Well organized and attentive to detail.
  • Customer orientation and excellent public relations abilities.
  • Able to train and supervise.
  • Able to operate PC, phones, radio, and drive trucks.

Reasons to Apply. Reasons to stay at UNFI Canada:

  • Contributing to our ongoing mission to provide #BetterFood for a #BetterFuture and deliver valuable & tangible results.
  • Competitive salary offered.
  • Comprehensive Health & Dental Benefits package offered on your first Day of work!
  • RRSP plan available with Employer contributions!
  • Discounts on natural and organic foods!
  • Paid vacation and sick days!
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • A friendly and helpful team!


UNFI believes in a diverse and accommodating workplace. UNFI encourages and promotes applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, disability or otherwise. UNFI is committed to providing full accommodation for persons with disabilities in all active processes and procedures including but not limited to the recruitment process. To request any accommodation you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternative formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please contact the main recruiting contact for the position or Human Resources to discuss your specific needs.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
UNFI Canada is a company critical to the needs of everyday people. As an essential service, we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates with enforced health & safety measures and required PPE to perform work safely.

Job Manager, Transportation in Concord

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