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Manager, Stores Shipping and Receiving

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups:  women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*. 


* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. 


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Real Property Planning and Management 

Classification: PG-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 


Work Arrangements: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require full-time physical presence at the NRC work location identified.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Manager, Stores Shipping and Receiving to support our Real Property Planning and Management Branch. The Manager would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Manager, Stores Shipping and Receiving supervises a team of approximately 9 persons that would comprise of storesperson, shipper/receivers who delivery stores, shipping and receiving services to the National Capital Region (NCR) in addition to planning, managing, and leading multiple satellite store and shipping and receiving locations that are comprised of store staff in the NCR and other regions.  


This role also represents the interests of the NRC in all matters related to the procurement and management of consumable inventories and shipping & receiving services for the stores by conducting strategic analysis and providing expert advice in stores management, shipping & receiving, and inventory management including the planning, coordination, administration reporting and delivery of services. Stores and shipping & receiving services are provided for all NRC Research Centers, Branches and IRAP (CBIs) and represents the organization for all stores, store procurement, and shipping & receiving with clients for warehousing and or inventory control matters.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


College Diploma in Business Management, Materials Management or a related field.


An equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar position may be considered.


The following might be considered as an asset:


  • Purchasing Management courses or certifications.  


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  1. Significant experience providing advice or/and recommendations to Senior Management. 
  2. Significant experience applying standards, directives regulations, policies, procedures, and frameworks for stores and shipping and receiving operations.  
  3. Significant experience in warehouse services and purchasing. 
  4. Significant experience maintaining inventory in an automated inventory control system.
  5. Significant experience supervising warehouse operations, resources and budget. 
  6. Significant experience delivering or managing the provisions of procurement, and materiel management services.



  • Experience working in warehouse services and purchasing in the federal gouvernment. 
  • Experience working with SAP-MM 

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  1. Solid knowledge of financial processes and policies. 
  2. Solid knowledge of inventory/stock control processes. 
  3. Solid knowledge of practices to plan, organize, co-ordinate, schedule, and direct the activities of individuals or teams.
  4. Solid ability to manage multiple complex and competing priorities on a daily basis.
  5. Solid ability to analyze complex information and provide advice or guidance.
  6. Strong ability to work with an inventory control management system. 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Self-knowing and self-development (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $69,273 to $79,106 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent who meets the language requirements will  receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • Occasional travel might be required. 
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (18498) to:


Telephone: 819-431-8570 

Closing Date: 30 January 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time 



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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