05 Dec, 2019
Lead the national logistics operations for a large food manufacturer. Focus on cost-reduction and key transformation projects. The Company This FMCG manufacturing business is going through a period of change and development as it continues to grow local market share in a competitive industry. As they grow they have a need to recruit a National Logistics Manager based in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs to develop and lead the function and continue the drive for excellence. The Role The National Logistics Manager position is a key member of the leadership group reporting directly into the Head of Supply Chain, and will lead all activity in the movement of product from manufacturing through to the customer across a multi-site distribution network. This position will lead the development and transformation of a best in class supply chain operation specifically focused on leadership and development of personnel, culture, efficiency and costs. You will be responsible for ensuring exceptional customer service levels are met or exceeded, as well as leading and delivering on the company's strategic growth objectives nationally. This will include; Management of the company's distribution operations and service providers across multiple sites Financial management of all logistics operations costs Leadership and development of a large team across warehousing and distribution Develop strategic short and long term plans for the distribution function Lead continuous improvement programs, reducing waste, improving service levels, improving financial performance Required Background Ideally tertiary qualified, you will be a passionate and driven supply chain professional that has the ability to lead a team to deliver outstanding results. A minimum of 5 years experience leading an end-to-end logistics operation across a large, multi site operation is essential, and you will have highly developed communication and presentation skills. Prior experience in leading large teams in a food manufacturing environment is non-negotiable, as are strong analytical skills, the ability to build relationships both internally and externally from the organisation, and P&L ownership.