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Distribution Operations Manager – Cambridge

Permanent, Full Time + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario.

Distribution Operations Manager – Cambridge

The successful applicant for this opportunity is a strong, values-based leader of people with demonstrated ability to build and develop a strong team culture.  A leader of change, you are able to drive continuous improvement in cost, quality and service with a balanced scorecard approach recognizing that health and safety, team collaboration and building strong external partnerships and customer relationships are equally important. You demonstrate these qualities through your lead by example management style.

As a key member of the Supply Chain Team, you will manage all aspects of warehousing and distribution for Dare including:

  • Leading compliance to all corporate health and safety and food safety programs,
  • Site leadership of a 3- shift x 7-day warehouse and co-pack operation,
  • Leading and developing the supervision team and a team of unionized employees,
  • Setting and managing operating budgets,
  • Meeting and exceeding key performance targets including cost, quality and delivery,
  • Cross functional leadership working closely with customer supply chain, sales and external partners.

Your passion for distribution will be coupled with your drive for continuous improvement, the proven ability to lead an operation and manage carriers on strategy, on time and on budget.  A sound day to day manager, you have strong technical skills and are comfortable setting and managing to targets.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, logistics, supply chain, materials management or related
  • 3-5 years distribution management
  • Strong communication (written and spoken)
  • Experience working with WMS (warehouse management systems), as well as proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience working with SAP would be considered an asset.
  •  Preference will be given to those with experience working in a unionized facility


We offer training, competitive wages and benefit package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by January 15, 2023 quoting the appropriate position title and your name in the subject line to: miltonresumes@darefoods.com (Word or PDF format)

 Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

 Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.