National Logistics Manager

Location: SE Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: David Goodrem

About the company

Our client is a leading FMCG business, with a national manufacturing footprint and category leading brands across multiple categories. Headquartered in Melbourne, they are looking to add senior a logistics professional to drive the business' strategy and continue a change program.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for all transport, warehousing, inventory and contractual activities across the AUS/NZ region. Leading a talented team, you will being responsible for establishing and executing the logistics strategy, and play an active role in S&OP development. You will also be responsible for:

* The optimisation of the supply chain from manufacturing, through the distribution network and delivery through to customer
* Delivery of a significant project plan, including a major new D.C. build
* Significant budget responsibility along with service accountability for delivery to customer
* The analysis of the current 3PL/4PL arrangements and putting forward recommendations to improve customer service, consolidate the national distribution footprint and reduce costs
* Working with the commercial and manufacturing teams to improve collaboration and reduce inventory holdings
* Analysis of KPI's across the function and providing leadership and development opportunities for your team

Skills & Experience

A proven leader across the FMCG and/or 3PL industries you will have had accountability for a chilled or frozen, national supply chain/logistics network. Ideally with international logistics experience and exposure to short-shelf life products you will also possess:
* Project management background, ideally with a new site build or relocation, inventory optimisation and improving the relationship with key retail customers
* The ability to implement strategy and continuous improvement projects whilst maintaining the effective management of the existing operation
* Experience managing a logistics budget and delivering the cost savings targets as directed by the business
* Strong negotiation skills, having managed 3PL tender process and completed a domestic /international freight review

Please click on the link to apply, or contact David Goodrem on (03) 8613 3507 to find out more about this great opportunity with this well respected FMCG business.