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Vice President of Supply Chain

Date: November 1, 2018

Region: Alberta

Location: Edmonton

Brief: The preferred location is Edmonton; however, there may be some flexibility for the right candidate. The successful candidate will have extensive operational and logistical know how and direct or related experience in chemical, food or pharmaceutical industries. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with proven ability to develop empowered, collaborative and agile teams. The candidate will play a critical role in developing and implementing strategies for optimizing supply chain performance by leveraging new technologies while ensuring alignment with our commitment to safety, and to the overall business needs. As a member of the senior executive team, reporting to the President, the VP of Supply Chain will be a key contributor to the implementation of the overall business strategy. Quadra is recognized as a Best Managed Company for the last 15 years, as well as a Best Employer accredited by Aon Hewitt and most recently as a Certified as a Best Workplace 2018, by Great Place to Work Canada®. Quadra is a high performance work environment with an established record of consistent growth, where the engagement of our people is at the heart of our culture and our approach to doing business. Quadra is the third largest chemical and ingredient distributor in Canada and the tenth largest in North America. The company, now approaching 400 employees across Canada, the USA and China, operates 7 facilities, and works with multiple third party service providers.


  • Corporate responsibility for overall operations and logistics departments for the company, across Canada and the USA, including Quadra owned distribution facilities and manufacturing plant as well as third party providers
  • Drive a culture of Safety and Responsible Distribution across the entire Organization
  • Develop supply chain strategies that support long term needs of the business
  • Work with the Digital team to identify & implement process improvements and best practices
  • Manage High level relationships with supply chain partners
  • Manage Regulatory Affairs team with overall responsibility to ensure that products distributed comply with appropriate legislation
  • Oversees operational construction projects
  • Collaborate with other department heads to ensure service level and customer experience excellence
  • Manage budgets and capex
  • Coordinate efforts aligned with business & commercial needs
  • Corporate responsibility as part of senior executive team


  • Senior strategic thinker, with ability to develop and implement supply chain strategies aligned with business needs
  • Strong leader with track record in leading and building an empowered, collaborative and agile team
  • Extensive management experience in both operations and logistics (road, marine and rail transportation)
  • Proven experience in chemical and/or fine ingredients or a closely related industry
  • Understanding of TDG and WHMIS regulations and safe handling of dangerous goods
  • Understanding of quality programs
  • Experience in digital transformation of supply chain an asset
  • Experience in process improvement disciplines (e.g. Kaizen, Six Sigma) would be an asset
  • Dynamic team player with effective Communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple priorities in a high performance work environment
  • Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time

Quadra is one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada and provides a competitive benefits package, including incentive and pension plans, etc.

Fax: 1-866-424-9458
Email: resume@quadra.ca
Subject: Vice President of Supply Chain

Quadra is one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada and provides a competitive benefits package, including incentive and pension plans, etc.

Quadra welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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