Head of Logistics

11 / 04 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Management / Transport / Logistics / Drivers


About the Company

We are excited to be working with a leading New Zealand retail and e-commerce business for their search for a new Head of Logistics to lead their New Zealand wide operations based in Auckland. 
The business manages all of their distribution internally and their distribution centre is the key cog between supplying stock to their physical stores New Zealand wide as well as e-commerce. 
They are continuing to grow and invest in their people and technology which makes this a great time to join the business and to take on a significant challenge. 

What’s the job?

We are seeking someone who shares a passion for delivering a standard of excellence when it comes to logistics and distribution across people, service, technology and H&S. You will be joining a company with a real sense of purpose, impressive growth and a commitment to ongoing success, investment and innovation.

Your main objective is to ensure that your retail stores and e-commerce customers get the right product, in good condition as quickly as possible. You will bring inspirational leadership, a down-to-earth approach, the ability to formulate and execute strategy and an unwavering commitment to optimisation and ensuring the business deliver a best-in-class experience and service.

As Head of Logistics you will:

  • Take ownership of all things distribution, logistics, warehousing, fulfilment, H&S and customer service across multiple business units which all have their unique quirks and challenges. 
  • Lead a talented and committed team with Operations Managers reporting through to you along with H&S.
  • Take responsibility for continuing to develop and support current initiatives as well as working with the senior leadership team to identify and deliver future services and initiatives.
  • Bring a solutions-focused and Continuous Improvement mindset to consistently deliver new, innovative solutions to deliver an optimal supply chain and online shopping experience.
  • Manage 3PL and other operation supplier relationships and performance.
  • Coach and develop your team, manage day-to-day operations, and build and develop an engaging and thriving team culture.
  • Use data and analytics to ensure robust and commercially minded decision-making.

What’s in it for you?

This is a rare opportunity to be part of an iconic New Zealand company who are continuing to grow and invest. You will have the opportunity to use your demonstrable skills in leading people, optimising supply chain performance and delivering innovation and solutions, whilst supporting and being surrounded by a high-performing team. Your positive ‘can do’ attitude and ability to come up with ideas and be creative in your solutions and decision-making make this an exciting role. You are encouraged to come up with ideas, to contribute, to lead and take ownership.

The business has a fantastic workplace culture and they are encouraged to take ownership and accountability for their performance with H&S being paramount. You will be surrounded by people who enjoy coming to work each day, are passionate about the business and genuinely care about the work they do. 
The business have some large and exciting projects in the pipeline making for a busy but rewarding few years ahead for the role.

If you’re a forward-thinking strategic-level leader with a can-do attitude who enjoys building and optimising supply chain performance and can see yourself as the next Head of Logistics, apply today!

For further information click apply or contact Nick McConnochie at 021 197 9121 or nickm@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Lead a large team with multiple business units and complexities
  • Autonomy and ownership over all aspects of distribution and supply chain
  • Take on exciting projects as the business continues its impressive growth

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Nick McConnochie
Senior Consultant, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

I partner with quality SME and global businesses as a specialist recruiter across a range of operations, logistics and planning roles throughout NZ. I believe recruitment should be as simple and straightforward for my clients as possible; I deliver this through effective communication at all stages of the process. Taking a thorough brief and truly…

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