Assistant Logistics Manager - PM

Toronto, ON

Organization: Real Food for Real Kids 


Location: East End of Toronto, ON 

Hours of work: Tuesday to Friday 10am-8pm

Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000/ year

About Real Food For Real Kids:

Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK) is a growing company on a mission to make real food the standard rather than the exception.

A multiple award-winning company recognized for excellence and innovation, we’re a leading healthy catering company for child care centres, schools and camps. RFRK proudly serves nutritious meals and snacks to thousands of children throughout the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area every day. Since receiving our HACCP certification, we’re well poised for growth into new markets and planning for significant expansion over the coming years.

Our Logistics Team is looking for a fantastic person to join us as an Assistant Logistics Manager. If you like the sound of us so far, keep reading to see if you have the experience and skills needed for this rewarding role!

RFRK Values:

  • Put Health First
  • Find a Better Way
  • Trust & Team
  • Spread Good Energy
  • Authenticity

About the Role:

The Logistics Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the Logistics Manager in the day to day operations of the Logistics department, focusing on the successful delivery of all lunches and snacks to clients in a timely and efficient manner; this role specifically is for the PM Shift.

Some of the things you’ll get paid to do:

  • Lead the delivery team in setting up deliveries and food distribution to delivery vans
  • Assign extra pick-ups and deliveries to drivers
  • Act in a dispatch capacity, including communication to drivers regarding deliveries and internal RFRK communications
  • Ensure that secondary location vans are all on the way to Etobicoke by a deadline
  • Ensure that the next day’s worth of equipment are transferred without fail
  • Conduct daily pre-brief with drivers prior to launch
  • Assist in post AM cleanup at Saulter
Delivery Supervision
  • Use information systems to monitor deliveries to ensure that everything is delivered on time
  • Track metrics to determine the effectiveness of delivery drivers and delivery routes
  • Alert Client Experience department of any issues that arise during deliveries
  • Liaise between drivers and Clients Experience department
  • Monitor phone calls and help to solve issues that occur during the delivery day 
Delivery Equipment
  • Track status of delivery equipment, including the replacement of equipment for clients 
  • Perform repairs when possible and instructs drivers on equipment maintenance
  • Make recommendations regarding delivery smallwares and equipment purchases
  • Publish and share a weekly fleet report detailing condition and pending maintenance
  • Inspect/clean returning equipment
People Management
  • Maintains positive, motivating, and efficient communication with all employees through daily huddles and regular check-ins.
  • Coach employees through effective communication, training, and recognition
  • Ensures driver compliance relative to daily duties, comportment, and all workplace policies/procedures
  • Responsible for reinforcing employee expectations through employee coaching and conducting documented warnings, in accordance with our progressive discipline policy
  • Shares all disciplinary concerns with Logistics Manager and Director SCL in centralized driver performance document
  • Maintains employee records, as required 
  • Ensures that all employees are adequately trained to perform duties in a safe and efficient manner including both backup and cross-training. 
  • Assists in the hiring process
  • Assists with the probationary check-ins of new employees
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
People Management
  • Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times and employees are following all safety procedures and policies
  • Report any injuries, accidents, or near misses immediately to Logistics Manager and fill out paperwork as needed
  • Ensure employees have the required level of safety training all staff wearing the appropriate PPE
  • Maintain compliance with the OHSA, JHSC recommendations or MOL work orders, and RFRK’s safety policies
  • Execute accident investigations in a timely and accurate fashion, and carry out any follow up required as a result of the investigation
  • Liaise with vehicle service providers on repair and maintenance scheduling, and maintain a record of such appointments
  • Plans route changes, from major season changes, to minor changes for onboarding or client satisfaction; working with Logistics Manager and other Logistics Assistant Manager.
  • Executes route changes in all systems.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed

About You

  • 1-2 years experience in a similar role
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Can-do attitude
  • Fast thinker, adaptable
  • Positive and open-minded attitude, with an ability to motivate others to get things done right
  • Works well in a team environment; collaborative 
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Effective communicator
  • Min. of an intermediate level of computer literacy 
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English
  • Basic mathematical aptitude including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Prior dispatch experience
  • Food handling certificate

Working at RFRK comes with other perks too:

Comprehensive Savings & Benefits Package

  • Employee Savings Program: Enjoy peace of mind for your financial future with our RRSP//RESP matching program.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Our benefits program includes coverage for alternative and preventative health treatments, ensuring your wellbeing is a top priority.
  • Profit-Sharing Program: Beyond a competitive salary, our Profit-Sharing Program ensures you directly benefit from our success when we meet our financial performance targets.

Continuous Growth

  • Professional Development: We invest in your growth. Receive annual financial support for professional development to enhance your skills and stay ahead in your career.

Time for You

  • Vacation: Begin with two weeks of vacation and unlock additional weeks as you achieve set service milestones. Your dedication is rewarded.
  • Paid Sick & Wellness Days: Take up to 8 paid sick and wellness days each year. Your wellbeing and work-life harmony matter to us.

To apply, please upload your résumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, explaining why you’d be a great fit for this role. If you meet almost all of the requirements and are not sure if you should apply, apply anyway! We may see something special in your application that sets you apart from the rest.

 Real Food for Real Kids is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and at all levels of our organization. We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 No phone calls, emails or in person visits, please. We’ll contact applicants who fit the bill, and invite them in for an interview.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.


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