Warehouse & Distribution Manager - Bendigo

Job title : Warehouse & Distribution Manager - Bendigo
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : $140,000-160,000+Super
Job reference : 1492120
Why should you apply?
As the Warehouse & Distribution Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing the strategic direction of the supply chain operations and business growth. Your leadership will directly impact the short and long term success of the business by delivering efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality outcomes. This is a rare opportunity to join the executive team of a dynamic National food manufacturer that is embracing technology and automation to maintain their place as Australia's number one supplier within its category.

More information about the company
This Australian-based company focuses on the production and distribution of high quality food products. As one of Australia's most trusted companies, they are known for their commitment to providing healthy nutritional products to millions of families across the world. With a head office based in Regional VIC, they supply products through domestic retail, wholesale and international markets.

Further details about the role
The Warehouse & Distribution Manager will provide executive leadership and specialist Logistics expertise to the organisation, as it embarks on a new phase of transformation and growth. Key responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive Logistics strategy aligned with business objectives and industry best practices.
  • Lead and inspire a high-performing Logistics team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Driven best in class logistics operation to ensure seamless and efficient distribution of food products to both domestic and international markets.
  • Drive operational excellence, cost-effectiveness, and quality improvements throughout operation
  • Cultivate and manage strong relationships with Logistics providers and the broader operation, including Manufacturing, S&OP, Sales & Marketing, Finance etc
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and agreements to maximize value and mitigate risks.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and cost reduction
  • Implement best practices and innovative solutions to enhance overall performance of operation
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in the following:
  • Proven experience in a Senior Logistics (warehouse and transport) leadership role (open to industry)
  • A track record of improving productivity across the chain, including DIFOT 
  • Experience consolidating domestic sub-contractor network to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience of coaching, developing and succession planning 
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management abilities.
  • Effectively navigate ambiguity with resilience.

To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact:
Lewis Ironside on 0435 824 108 or lironside@sharpandcarter.com.au