Warehouse & Logistics Manager

14 / 05 / 2024

  • Bay of Plenty
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Transport / Logistics / Drivers / Warehouse & Distribution


About the company:
We are working with a highly successful and passionate business who specialise in food manufacturing within a specific niche. Their business is continuing to grow and take on new markets which makes it an exciting time to join their team. As a result of this, they are now looking for a Warehouse & Logistics Manager to join the business to support their growth and development. 

The opportunity
The Warehouse & Logistics Manager is a critical position in the business to lead their day to day and strategic operations. You will have a specialist team with 6 direct reports and a team of 20 along with managing 3rd party warehouse and transport suppliers. There is a big focus on continuous improvement to streamline processes, minimise costs and maximise overall operational efficiency. Some of the key responsibilities will be to:

  • Oversee all inwards goods of raw materials and packaging which are stored across multiple sites.
  • Ensure accurate supply of raw material and packaging to the manufacturing team. Stock is stored both on site and across various 3PL providers. 
  • Finished goods transport to 3PL providers post production and managing complexities around chilled vs ambient.
  • Manage orders and distribution across all sites both domestic and international to a range of customers with various specific requirements. 
  • Develop and implement KPI’s and implement a strategic plan across warehousing, distribution and transport to improve efficiencies across these functions.
  • Support with the development of their IT integration by reviewing and proposing initiatives to support the logistics functions.
  • Key focus on Health & Safety and developing a Sustainability strategy, developing KPI’s to measure these.
What you will bring to the role
  • Ideally 10+ years experience in warehousing and logistics within leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and driving positive change.
  • Experienced with a low margin and high volume environment with strong cost control and management.
  • FMCG or Food Manufacturing background would be desirable.
  • Operationally focused but with a strategic view to continuous improvement.
  • In depth knowledge of WMS/ERP systems and strong commercial/cost centre management.
  • Strong communicator and can remain calm and measured under pressure.
  • Ability to manage constructive relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of H&S regulations and effective leadership here.
  • Self-motivated, administratively proficient, accurate and well organised.

What’s in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to join a passionate and growing business with genuine scope to drive continuous improvement across the warehousing and logistics functions. There is a lot of scope and variety across their Supply Chain and you will partner with a range of stakeholders internally and externally.
On top of base salary will be a range of attractive company benefits.  

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion, please call Nick McConnochie on 021 197 9121 or email nickm@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Leadership position across warehousing and logistics functions
  • Key focus around Continuous Improvement
  • Lots of variety and opportunity to grow in this role

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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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