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Logistics/Distribution Manager NSW

Logistics/Distribution Manager NSW

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  • Permanent
  • Wetherill Park
  • $210,000 package (including super) plus STI

Bastian Consulting


Lead and manage the Distribution Centre and its associated warehouse and freight operations with a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. Drive operational excellence, foster a high-performance team through personnel development, prioritize safety initiatives, track performance metrics to achieve financial goals, champion innovation as a change agent, and play a key role in achieving the company’s strategic objectives.


Site Logistics Operations

  • Accountable for site servicing the NSW & National network, managing a team of 3 Direct Reports and 42 Indirect Reports.
  • Relentlessly promote a safe system of operation in the workplace with a goal of Zero Harm and ensure all hazards, incidents, accidents, injuries and near misses are reported accurately
  • Develop an annual budget, provide forecast inputs and manage logistics activity to budget/forecast.
  • Manage industrial agreements to achieve appropriate commercial and performance outcomes and flexibility for future Supply Chain changes.
  • Lead the organisation and execution of receipt, storage and despatch of goods within NSW, to other States and Export for Interior Systems.
  • Collaborate with team and stakeholders to develop ideas, prioritise initiatives and implement solutions to improve safety, service, people and costs
  • Drive all major investigations regarding customer complaints and safety incidents to ensure they are addressed immediately
  • Maintain high standards in housekeeping, safety, inventory management and customer service
  • Identify, implement, and monitor appropriate KPIs and ensure robust measurement and reporting in place to communicate performance and progress
  • Engage regularly with stakeholders in sales, manufacturing, planning and customer service to ensure clear line of sight on plans, schedules and events to enable a responsive outcome.
  • Drive awareness of, and compliance to, all legislation that impacts warehouse and transport environments including Workers Compensation, OH&S and COR.
  • Manage inventory accuracy via a clear storage layout and solution, a streamlined handover process between manufacturing and storage, regular stock counting and control of goods despatch process.
  • Manage imported stock and share visibility of its storage and days on hand with relevant stakeholders.
  • Maximise the utilisation of all outbound trailers, ensure all loads are appropriately restrained and trucks are loaded correctly.
  • Support and deliver the strategic business vision through own or team contribution.

People Development & Management

  • Manage industrial relations, operational disputes, etc. to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Develop a good working culture that embraces standard operating procedure compliance, continuous improvement, idea generation, innovation and collaboration.
  • Build and maintain an exceptional team culture by creating a high-performance team who are accountable for all their actions as well as embrace standardisation and continuous improvement.
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
  • Conduct daily team briefings to ensure team have clear visibility on achievements, activity for the day and any safety requirements in addition to being able to provide frequent feedback.
  • Managing all employee issues including performance management, employee safety and team building.
  • Strong understanding and ability to work within a unionised work environment and manage complex ER/IR matters.
  • Recognise and reward superior performance standards and achievements.

Financial accountabilities & levels of authority:

  • Site logistics costs and associated reporting.
  • Budget and cost management.
  • Approval of payments to service providers, contractors and vendors within LOA’s.
  • Create and manage CAPEX and OPEX requirements with appropriate approval.


To be eligible for this opportunity, you will need to have the following skills and attributes:

  • 7+ years in a similar role with direct logistics operational experience.
  • Demonstratable delivery of successful tactical Logistics improvements.
  • Active, hands-on execution approach.
  • Experience in delivering changes within a Logistics environment.
  • Proven high quality leadership skill.
  • Capable of managing a diverse team with varying levels of experience.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally.
  • Exceptional planning and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong commercial and analytical acumen.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Strong collaboration skills and demonstrates teamwork ethos.
  • Open and transparent communicator.
  • Capable of balancing people management and performance outcomes.
  • Strong self-motivation, drive and initiative.
  • Champions safety, health, compliance and sustainability across site.
  • High level of ethics and integrity.
  • Takes accountability and delivers on commitments.
  • Computer literate with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and warehouse management systems.
  • Experience with a Warehouse Management System or Transport Management System is preferred.
  • Resilient; anticipates and overcomes obstacles.

How to apply

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please submit your application and/or email your resume to Ivonna Douglas, at or call on 0433 422 980.

Good to know

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. A file will be created for you on our database for future reference. This will be available to our team in order to facilitate any suitable future hiring initiatives. Therefore, you will also be added to our mailing list.


We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.


  • Please only apply if you fulfill the above criteria and have working rights in location.
  • Due to time constraints, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. However, we welcome you to give us a call for feedback on your application at any time on 0433 422 980.
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Job Overview
Offered Salary
$210,000 package (including super) plus STI
Job Location
Wetherill Park
Job Type