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Southwire Operations Supervisor in Mississauga, Ontario

Operations Supervisor

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Date: Jun 20, 2024

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L5W 0A5

Company: Southwire Company LLC

Are you ready to join the People Behind the Power™ of our Canadian organization, which has been a Great Place to Work® (GPTW) Certified™ company two years in a row? If so, we invite you to apply for this exciting job opportunity.

If you are looking to grow your career by digging your hands into various aspects of wire and cable manufacturing in a fun, innovative and diverse culture, then this is the job for you!

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation and replacement to support our customers as a value-add partner. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Role Type: Onsite

Shift Timings: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Travel Requirements: In this position, you must be able to travel throughout Canada and the United States as may be required from time to time.

Southwire Job Description

Job Title- Operations Supervisor

Location -Mississauga CSC, Ontario

Reports To -Operations Manager


Provides leadership and direction to warehouse personnel for continuous improvement in areas of quality, service and cost through Operational Perfection at Southwire culture. Through personal leadership, ensure that a positive and productive working environment is created and maintained.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

• Management -Provide daily supervision of warehouse specialists to ensure the safe, clean and efficient operation of the warehouse. Develop and implement shipping and receiving schedules and assignments to ensure efficient operation. Apply sound communication and motivational techniques in leading, supervising, coaching and disciplining employees.

• Operations-Direct and supervise checking and unloading of inbound shipments, orderly stacking and storage of product, picking, cutting and staging of outbound shipments in accordance with high level of productivity. Tour the warehouse regularly to answer questions, evaluate operations and solve problems. Make recommendations on programs to improve warehouse operations.

• Quality-Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are complete and free of damage.Ensure all ISO procedures, Wire and Cable Quality System Procedures and Work Instructions are properly followed. Support quality efforts to identify corrective and preventative actions to reduce customer returned goods.

• Documentation and Records-Ensure that all records and reports regarding warehouse activity are prepared on a timely basis and efficiently maintained. Review operating goals and standards and monitor achievement of those goals.

• Inventory- Assist in conducting physical inventories and cycle counts as required. Maintain product locator system. Ensure the optimal utilization of space. Rotate product as appropriate. Interact with corporate planning personnel and CSC operations manager in an effort to reduce scrap and obsolete material.

• Equipment-Ensure the efficient and safe operation of material handling equipment.

• Safety, Housekeeping, Security-Review warehouse operations daily to ensure the warehouse is neat and well organized and that damage to product, equipment, and the facility is prevented. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety and in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Act and other appropriate standards. Support activities for CAL OSHA VPP Star Site achievement.

• Communication- Attend warehouse planning meetings. Act as liaison between warehouse specialists and management. Communicate industry and brand knowledge to employees.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor's degree desired.

• 3-5 years directly related experience in distribution management or related field.

• Requires demonstrated skills in leadership, organization and communication.

• Familiarity with personal computers, material handling equipment and computerized scanning equipment is essential.

• Strong decision-making, interpersonal and coaching skills required.

• Able to drive results.

• Must be capable of sitting, standing and walking for extended periods.

• Must be able to twist, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level and crouch on a frequent basis.

• Emphasis on safety is extremely important.


Attracts Top Talent

Drives Results


Decision Quality

Financial Acumen

Communicates Effectively

  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Pension Plan

  • Personal Days

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities

  • Parental Leave Top Up

  • & More

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