Supply Chain Manager

Job title : Supply Chain Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1442329


We are delighted to be partnering with a well-established privately owned food manufacturer who have been successfully operating for 20+ years across the ANZ region, in their search for a Supply Chain Manager.

Four years ago the business embarked upon a journey of growth by securing the signing of a high performing Managing Director to the business, who has since helped deliver outstanding YOY growth alongside the roll out of a new ERP system, the commissioning of a brand new state-of-the-art site in Melbourne’s South East, and the appointments of highly reputable senior leaders across different business functions.

As the industry's leading player in their category, they are proud of their continued growth and the high-quality and diverse range of products they bring to market. In a bid to continue working towards a best-in-class operation, the company now seeks an outstanding Supply Chain Manager who is adept to managing complex operations within a high growth environment.

Position Overview: As a Supply Chain Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing and optimizing the company’s supply chain operations. You will lead a dedicated team of over 10 direct reports, overseeing critical functions including Procurement, Planning, Logistics, Warehousing, and Transport (3PL). This role reports directly to the Managing Director, and importantly, you will have their full support in driving positive and lasting change across the business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of supply chain professionals, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Oversee and optimize the end-to-end supply chain, ensuring operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including procurement, production, and sales, to meet customer demand and drive business growth.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for procurement, inventory management, and logistics to meet business objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and best practices in supply chain management.
  • Manage vendor and supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, and optimizing terms.
  • Foster a culture of safety, quality, and sustainability throughout the supply chain.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and drive data-driven decision-making.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Proven experience in supply chain management, with at least 8+ years in a leadership role.
  • Change management experience within a fast-growing FMCG environment is key; experience in the food manufacturing industry is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of inventory management, planning, logistics, and warehousing.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop teams.
What We 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 Managing Director lead a dynamic team in a company with a proven track record of success.
  • Have the autonomy to drive positive change with the support of a highly engaging Managing Director
  • The chance to be part of a company poised for significant growth and innovation.
  • A brand new site, new systems and an ELT that are committed to driving positive growth and change
How to Apply: If you are a seasoned supply chain professional with a passion for driving positive change within a fast-growth operational environment, and have a track record of driving best-in-class supply chain operations, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Lewis Ironside on 0435824108 or