Logistics Responder
in Ontario, ON

Ontario, ON
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 10701
Company Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Title: Logistics Responder
Location: Markham, GTA
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirationalnot-for-profitorganizationson this planet, is seeking a Logistics Responder to join our Emergency Management Department.
You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.
At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service,unity,and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
Working with the Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Supervisor, the Supply Chain and Logistics Responder will be responsible for various activities surrounding the management and transportation of SCL resources.
In this role, you will:
Responsibility 1. Assist with SCL resources, materials, supplies and equipment required for the operation
  • Assess resource requirements as assigned, ensuring the appropriate SCL processes are followed.
  • Follow procurement standard procedures as required and in accordance to the CRC Procurement Policy, the Procedures Manual and the CRC Contract and Signing Authority (CASA) levels.
  • Assist with the demobilization and repatriation of supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in operational briefings and debriefings with the Logistics team during a response.

Responsibility 2. Carry out inventory, warehousing and stocks management requirements
  • Ensure adequate stock is available when opening site, maintain appropriate level of stock during response and complete a close of operation inventory/reconciliation.
  • Observe routine precautions while handling of goods, materials and equipment (use of required personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, etc).
  • Maintain an accurate inventory, provide daily stats or any other data required by the operation.
  • Coordinate with logistics service providers to track, receive, store and ship goods making note of any discrepancies or damage.

Responsibility 3. Assist with transport required to support the operation
  • Support the transportation service unit.
  • Monitor safety considerations for vehicles, inspections, record maintenance.
  • Support the dispatch and tracking of CRC and rental vehicles.
  • Participate in the shipping of goods and transfers between sites locations, including driving people and inventory to and from sites.
  • Assist with the demobilization of the fleet.

Responsibility 4. Planning and preparedness
  • Participate in SCL team member orientation and training.
  • Assist in sourcing suppliers, creating new agreements for goods and services needed for operations and updating the contact information in the suppliers tracking sheet.
  • Contribute to ensuring response supplies are properly stocked, available and conducts inventory reviews as required.

What we are looking for:
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field and or a minimum of one year of work-related experience in logistics, procurement and/or supply chain management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook) and data entry skills.
  • Ability to deliver services in English.
  • This position requires a valid Drivers License and a satisfactory Drivers Abstract.
  • Ability to lift and carry goods weighing up to 23 kg (50lbs) or assist in carrying goods weighing up to 36 kg (80lbs).
  • Ability to climb stairs, as well as transition frequently in and out of a vehicle.

Working conditions:
  • Potential for responding in difficult, unstable and uncomfortable conditions (noise, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These stressful rapidly changing environments with limited information to make decisions have the potential to affect the physical and psychological state of the responders on site.
  • Potential for basic or hardship living conditions/accommodations.
  • The incumbent may need to stand for several hours and respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends).
  • Ability to respond in local community (3 days minimum) and outside of their community (10 days minimum).
  • Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required.
  • Personal protective equipment will be supplied, as required.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground).

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.
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