Logistics Operations Manager

Job title : Logistics Operations Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Lewis Ironside
Contact email : lironside@sharpandcarter.com.au
Job reference : 1483263
We are delighted to be partnering with a leading Australian Industrial Manufacturer who have been successfully operating across the ANZ region for 20+ years. The organisation is on an exciting growth trajectory having experienced double digit year on year growth, and are poised to continue winning market share through its ability to deliver world class innovative products at scale. Reporting through to the GM, a newly created role now presents for a highly commercial and strategic Logistics Operations Manager, to drive best Logistics and Supply Chain practices across VIC.
The role:
The Logistics Operations Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement best practices, drive process improvements, develop and foster a safety first culture, and contribute to the overall success of the supply chain function.

Key Responsibilities:
 As Logistics Operations Manager you will oversee and manage Warehouse, Transport (3PL), and Inventory functions across the VIC business. Your primary focus is on driving operational excellence throughout these key areas, aiming to reduce operating costs while enhancing efficiencies to deliver exceptional service and achieve high DIFOT performance for customers.
Specifically, you will be tasked with optimizing layout and workflows, ensuring accurate inventory management, implementing safety protocols, and maximizing storage capacity to streamline operations and minimize errors. You will oversee third-party logistics providers, coordinating timely and cost-effective transportation of goods, managing routes, and monitoring carrier performance to uphold delivery standards. Your role will also be responsible for maintaining optimal stock levels, minimizing stockouts and overages, implementing inventory control measures, and leveraging technology for accurate forecasting and replenishment.

Overall, your goal is to synchronize these operational functions, leveraging data-driven insights through Power BI and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and exceed customer expectations consistently.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in driving best in class Operational Practices within a similar environment (industrial or broader manufacturing)
  • Ability to engage, motivate and lead staff across all levels of an organisation, including blue collar.
  • Strong Warehouse, Transport and Inventory Management experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail (Power BI advantageous)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in supply chain management and inventory control.
What on Offer:
  • An opportunity to play a lead role in the future growth and development of the company, with the support of a highly competent and engaging ELT
  • Have the autonomy to drive positive change across the group. This is a newly created role and you will be given the keys to showcase your Operational flare and drive best Logistics and Supply Chain practices across the group
  • The chance to be part of a company poised for significant growth and innovation, within a highly stable industry

To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Lewis Ironside n 0435824108 or lironside@sharpandcarter.com.au