ANZ Supply Chain Manager

Brisbane Permanent

Peter brings over 27 years as a recruitment professional within Australia and the United Kingdom, coupled with an early career as an Electronics Engineer. In addition to working for a FTSE listed recruitment business, Peter also spent 10 years running his own recruitment consultancies prior to his arrival in Australia.He has partnered with many start up, scaleup and blue chip organisations across the Technical, Scientific and Emerging Technologies sectors. These sectors have included – Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Defence, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering, Emerging Renewable Energy, IoT Technologies etc.Peter works across role families including – C-Suite, VP/Director, HSE, Research & Development, Project and Program Management, Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain.Peter utilises his international network and connections across the UK, Europe, APAC and the America regions to source candidates for key roles based in Australia and New Zealand.Qualifications: : Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic, Higher National Certificate - Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Ordinary National Certificate in Software Engineering as well as a Certificate in Management Studies (CMS).

Recruiter :
Peter Starling

Peter Starling
  • Supply Chain development, strategic sourcing
  • Robust S&OP, DIFOT
  • Supporting R &D, production and logistics operations
This well-established privately owned business, head-quartered in New Zealand, is growing it’s Australian presence at a fast rate. Priding themselves on providing the agricultural industry with a range of innovative, world-class quality products and consultative solutions, they are known for their customer centricity.   

This is an exciting opportunity to join a business with a focus on growth in both its key areas as well as exploration into new and emerging markets. Due to the geographically dispersed locations of their facilities, offices and teams, this role can be based anywhere near a major airport, however ideally Brisbane, Auckland or Toowoomba.

The ANZ Supply Chain Manager position is a key senior role charged with driving operational efficiencies and shaping/advancing the organization's competitiveness and customer satisfaction. This position requires a strategic thinker with strong leadership and problem-solving skills, as well as a deep understanding of supply chain processes and best practices.

Key deliverables include:

To organise and manage supply chain functions to optimise resource use, control costs and achieve quality standards.

To manage supply chain via an integrated logistics strategy, infrastructure, and systems.

To ensure Delivery in Full on Time (DIFOT) for all products to the Company’s customers across Australia and New Zealand
As an autonomous role reporting into the Lead of Production and Supply Chain ANZ, you will be building the frameworks, systems and processes from the ground up. You will thrive in the opportunity to research, listen, analyse and design the requirements for this diverse business in the primary industry sector.

Key elements of the role include:

Strategy and Leadership:
  • Further develop and improve the company's Supply Chain strategies, plans and related systems and processes.
  • Develop long-term strategic business plans and detailed annual budgets for overall Supply Chain group/activities.
  • Plan, direct and co-ordinate the Group supply chain activities to ensure the supply chain function contributes to the achievement of short, medium and long-term Company objectives.
  • Prepare plans for enhancements to supply, warehouse and distribution practices to promote greater supply chain efficiency and delivery performance, including alternative sourcing of critical supplies, dual supply, early supplier involvement, and any other applicable practices.
  • Review, recommend and implement warehousing solutions which may include owned facilities, leased facilities, 3PL.
  • Identify and implement techniques and technologies which enhance supply chain operations, including but not limited to improved IT systems.
  • Develop and establish a robust S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process, integrated with sales, product management, production, research, finance, procurement, logistics and customer service functions.
  • Direct and control the storage of products by obtaining assessments of storage options, directing the planning and maintenance of storage and inventory systems, and controlling stock levels of critical supplies such as packaging, pallets and other consumables.
Logistics and Distribution:
  • Establish a suitable/appropriate Distribution Network, including management of third-party freight and logistics providers with regard cost and service level.
  • Identify and establish optimal infrastructure and operating model/partner(s) to cost effectively and reliably operate the Distribution Network.
  • Manage/monitor ongoing relationships and results of Distribution partners via appropriate metrics and communication that ensures optimal performance with respect to cost, delivery, accuracy, and minimum product damage.
  • Continually focus on customer satisfaction by improving flexibility, responsiveness, order status communication and ensurance of delivery to our customer promise.
Inventory Management and Demand Planning:
  • Implement inventory control techniques and demand forecasting to prevent stockouts and minimize excess inventory.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, quality, and production teams to develop, and appropriately communicate, accurate demand and supply forecasts.
  • Ensure that inventory and production plans align with demand forecasts.
Human Resources Development:
  • Manage and lead Supply Chain staff selection, evaluation, training, development, and utilisation.
  • Lead, develop and motivate staff, creating an internal environment that encourages and rewards superior performance.
  • Direct the Company's Supply Chain Team to ensure they meet all targets and carry out their responsibilities to the required standards.
Statutory and Risk Commitments:
  • Ensure all Supply Chain activities comply with relevant Acts, legal demands, and ethical standards.
  • Direct, control and ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory matters relating to commercial activities.
  • Identify potential supply chain risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, including supply disruptions due to force majeure events.
Skills, experience and personal attributes:
  • Graduation in Manufacturing / Supply chain related disciplines.
  • Degree or diploma and experience in a Manufacturing / Supply Chain management role.
  • CIPS qualification, or similar would be desirable.
  • Experience with agricultural commodities, food processing ingredients would be valuable but is not critical.
  • Strong analytical and commercial management experience.
  • Resilient under pressure, robust logical decision-making processes backed up with data.
  • ERP system experience, ideally with Microsoft D365.
  • Able and willing to travel extensively across Australia and New Zealand (and potentially further afield).
  • Computer literate with experience in core Microsoft office tools including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and PowerBI reporting.
  • Strong strategic capabilities coupled with superior business acumen and a customer focused approach.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills across all mediums. 
  • A trustworthy, credible, and respected manager with a track record of setting and meeting commitments.
  • Change management experience, with a demonstrated track-record of successfully implementing change.
  • Ability to build strong positive working relationships, both internally and externally. A genuine team player.
  • Problem-solving orientation and ability to think critically under pressure.
Some travel through ANZ will be required in year one. If you are not located in Brisbane, Auckland or Toowoomba a work from home scenario would be required. A market leading salary package and incentive will be offered for the successful candidate.

To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter (Word format) by selecting the “apply now” function. Confidential enquiries can be made to Peter Starling, Senior Client Partner on 07 3305 5830.

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