Manager Transport Network Design & Optimisation

Job title : Manager Transport Network Design & Optimisation
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Contact name : Jill Henderson
Contact email : jhenderson@sharpandcarter.com.au
Job reference : 1179684
Our client
Linfox is Australia’s most progressive and efficient logistics company. An innovative and iconic organisation it is a complex business with multiple business groups turning over more than three billion a year. Linfox is an organisation that genuinely lives by its values of loyalty, integrity, fairness, and trust. The business is driven by six key drivers – be safer, think customer, grow stronger, work smarter, act sustainably and achieve together. Their vision to be the most trusted logistics partner in the regions they operate, and this vision underpins everything they do. There has never been a more exciting time to join Linfox as it continues to grow and be one of the most successful brands to be born out of Australia.

The opportunity
This critical leadership role reports to a GM Analytics and Design Services who is collaborative and a champion for her team. An operational automation expert, she is now looking to hire a Manager to lead a team of business analysts within the Modelling and Optimisation group. This leadership role is responsible for building commercial transport knowledge within the team so they can deliver great outcomes for their customers. This is not a technical role but an operational leadership role that will help the team to deliver the right solutions for customers. The Manager Transport Network Design and Optimisation will build capability and promote this expertise across the organisation. This vital team is the interface between IT/Technology and the business so requires strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, and a solutions mindset.

Your experience
There are four areas that you must have experience in. First is your knowledge at an operational and/or commercial level in transport, supply chain and logistics. You understand the levers, issues and pressures that drive transport operations and warehousing functions. Secondly you are a generous Manager and Leader. The ‘air traffic controller’ for your team you can manage pipelines, shape projects, share knowledge and give guidance to your less experienced team of analysts. Third, is stakeholder engagement. You can build relationships with your customers, ask the right questions, identify problems, and offer practical and valued solutions. Lastly you are a champion of change and you can influence outcomes so key transformational projects are embedded throughout the business.

How to apply
Contact Jill Henderson, Director Executive Search at jhenderson@sharpandcarter.com.au or 0412344468