Nike Operations Area Manager (Distribution Centre) in Scarborough, Ontario

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.


Are you looking for an opportunity to work and build a strong career with one of the coolest brands in the world?!

We at NIKE Canada are currently looking for an exceptionally talented Operations Area Manager to join our Distribution Centre team in Scarborough, ON.

About Us:

Nike, Inc is one of the most recognized and leading brands in the world. We are the world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.

Along the way, Nike has established a strong Brand Portfolio with several wholly-owned subsidiaries including CONVERSE, HURLEY, JORDAN BRAND and NIKE GOLF . Nike’s world headquarters is located in the United States near Beaverton, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. Nike operates all around the globe employing more than 44,000 people across six continents.


To provide leadership and direction on business processes that supports the effective and efficient distribution of product through the facility, service to NIKE customers, cross functional collaboration with internal partners and leadership to the distribution centre team.Assure that internal and external customers receive product in a timely manner; build positive employee relationships and balance the work according to business needs, continually communicate, and achieve or exceed the goals and objectives of the organization.

Core Accountabilities

  • Plans the work of employees with a daily or short term focus. Supervises employees and sets individual goals. Coach staff, supports development and provides significant input into hiring decisions, performance management recognition and rewards.

  • Identify any potential barriers that may prevent the team from meeting objectives. Proactively communicate to manager and peers on status of workflow throughout the day and ensure successful daily handoff between shifts is conducted. Work with peers in other areas to ensure the success of the entire facility and support cross-training plans.

  • Provide the tools and training to ensure employee success. Coach and counsel employees on daily and weekly performance. Ensure that employees are meeting production, quality and service expectations. Conduct Method and procedure audits and employee follow- ups.

  • Daily review to ensure employees are clocking correctly and completely. Maintain attendance records. Assist in preparing, reviewing and posting of daily reports (where applicable).

  • Promote an environment of open communication. Listen and respond to employee issues and concerns. Communicate company policy procedures and ensure consistent application of policies.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or a related discipline and at least 3 years management experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment; or an additional 2 years in lieu of a degree.

  • 3 plus years of experience managing employees required

  • Working knowledge of automated distribution systems, departmental budgets, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • PC skills required, experience with Excel, Word, SAP, DCMS and Kronos would be a plus.

  • Project management skills preferred.

  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills, attentive to details, work well under pressure and able to meet deadlines required.

  • Must possess demonstrated ability to work as a team member, handle confidential matters in a professional manner, and lead and influence others to accomplish operational objectives.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills, ability to embrace and promote others' ideas, motivate employees, build and maintain working relationships and stay focused.

  • Must understand and foster a diverse workforce.

  • Able to work overtime with little or no notice before or after scheduled shift.

  • Must have ability to access all areas of the warehouse and be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Nike believes smart, passionate, curious people will rise to the occasion, therefore they set the bar high and then raise it higher. At Nike, you will grow because you will be challenged. You will be challenged because you will work with the best talent, the best athletes, and the best business partners in the industry.

  • If this is you, then please apply online with your most recent resume and cover letter at your earliest opportunity. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Thank you for your interest in advance. (No Agency Calls Please)

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 7727

Location: Canada-Ontario-Scarborough

Job Category: Distribution Centers