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Director, Supply Chain

by Jones Healthcare Group

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2024
Jones Healthcare Group

Job Description

Director, Supply Chain

About Jones Healthcare Group

Jones Healthcare Group is a world-class provider of advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions. With roots firmly established in healthcare, Jones has been a long-time, trusted partner for some of the most recognized global pharmaceutical brands and the largest pharmacy groups, independent pharmacies, hospitals and long-term care facilities across the world.
Imagine working at Jones, where we embrace our commitment to the environment, team members, communities, and consumers – and we’re inspired to package the future of healthcare.
Learn more about our story here:
What our colleagues are saying:
“I love the people, the positive organizational culture, my team and the genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals. I’m very optimistic about my professional growth and development and the value that I hope to bring to the company.”
Benefits we offer:

·A safe, respectful, and inclusive environment
·Competitive compensation and equitable people practices
·Comprehensive benefits and an RRSP program where we match up to 5% of your earnings
·Opportunities to grow and develop, alongside a supportive team
·Employee and family assistance program
·Referral bonuses
·Education reimbursement program
·Colleague appreciation events
·and more!

Summary of position:
If you love collaborating with various stakeholders, such as suppliers, manufacturers, logistics partners, and internal departments, to build strong relationships for effective partnerships, you should consider this position. 
If you get excited about seeking out ways to optimize processes and enhance value of the supply chain function, then this position is the right fit for you. 
If you are naturally a passionate leader and have a demonstrated track record of driving a culture of continuous improvement, then you’ll want to consider this opportunity.
Accountable for planning, operational execution, and managing continuous improvement initiatives to ensure the efficient and effective flow of goods and materials, the Director, Supply Chain will be responsible for managing the supply chain function for multiple Jones Healthcare Group business units (Canadian Pharmacy, Medication Adherence and Cartons & Labels). This position will report to the Vice President, Supply Chain.
In the first 6 – 9 months, your initial focus will be:
  • Warehouse & Inventory Control: 
    • Provide oversight to all activities involved in the receipt, warehousing, control, and distribution of raw materials and finished goods for the different departments. 
    • Recommend and oversee warehouse design/layout changes, improvement activities, and system enhancements to improve efficiencies, minimize risk, and achieve full warehouse optimization.
  • Shipping, Freight & Logistics:
    • Monitor and evaluate current logistics practices, and work with cross-functional stakeholders to further analyze freight costs, identifying areas for improvement and cost savings, while maintaining the highest level of customer service.
    • Identify and evaluate potential carriers and suppliers, negotiate contracts, and maintain strong relationships with key logistics partners. 
  • Motivate, coach, and inspire team members to perform at their highest level, providing development opportunities to further enhance their skill sets and knowledge.
  • Monitor and analyze key service, quality, productivity, and cost metrics; use insights to identify opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiencies.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the company’s vendors and external partners to ensure the highest standards possible for price, quality, and speed. 
Then, your role will also expand to include:
  •  Purchasing & Procurement:
    • Maintain awareness of market and category trends to provide leadership insight on sourcing strategies and negotiation tactics.
    • Coordinate across all business functions, including Sales, Scheduling, and Production, to ensure supply partners meet the ongoing business requirements.
    • Ensure the procurement strategy ensures supply resilience and mitigates risk. 
    • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure optimal price, quality, and lead time. 
If you’ve got:

·Values that mirror ours, from the Inside Out: Inspire, Nimble, Supportive, Inclusive, Driven, Empathetic
·Bachelor’s degree (in a business, supply chain, engineering or operations-related area).
·CSCP certification or other industry-leading designation is a strong asset.
·5 - 7 years of supply chain management and manufacturing operational experience.
·Distribution management experience including inventory management, warehouse operations, order fulfillment
      and logistics.
Strong track record of managing and mentoring teams and developing best practices.
A proactive approach to risk management.

We’d like to hear from you! 
Please submit a resume and let us know why you are interested.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Jones Healthcare Group will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact the Jones Human Resources department at 1.800.265.9093 about your needs, and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.
For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please also contact the Human Resources department.