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Logistics & Warehousing
Distribution Manager SA
Permanent Full Time

We are empowered to deliver high quality products to our customers safely and on time. We're all about making life's sociable moments that little bit more special. 

As our Distribution Manager based in Salisbury, you will have the vision to drive the warehouse function to ensure achievement of our key principles of safety, people, quality, service and costs.

In this role you will provide leadership to deliver all warehousing functions, achieving our customer service benchmarks and ensuring all depots and Distribution Centres are safe and Cold Chain compliant. In addition, you will coach and develop our DC Teams and own engagement plans to ensure results are delivered collectively. Bringing a lean operations approach using OPEX methodology you will be a champion for improving team behaviours and driving continuous improvements, engaging with relevant stakeholders and managing expectations of a diverse customer group. Key will be your ability to deliver significant benefits and sustain a more cost efficient network supply chain to create unique offerings for potential customers, enabling Dairy & Drinks Logistics to leverage its competitive advantage as the Best Chilled Network in Australia.  

In this role you will be responsible for the effective delivery of:


  • Safety outcomes, a strong safety culture, and ongoing safety improvements
  • Delivering to operational strategic objectives for the DC teams
  • Identifying and implementing DC efficiencies
  • Delivering results in Safety, DIF, DOT, quality and cost
  • Cultivating an achievement-based culture across a large team
  • Managing warehouse budgets effectively
  • Contributing as part of the state Logistics Network Leadership team and the wider national Network

This role would suit a self-starter with a demonstrated leadership background, who enjoys empowering and leading teams. You will be solution-focused with good analytical skills and hold an ability to identify process or technology improvements. You will be collaborative and able to build and sustain positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Ideally you have strong business acumen and experience across either a transport, 3PL or FMCG environment, chilled manufacturing or distribution environment is highly desirable.  Flexible, multi site working arrangements apply to this role, which will bring a diverse range of challenges and projects for you to embrace.

At Lion, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. One of the ways we do this is through LIONflex, which is our flexible working framework enabling agile and innovative teams that help deliver our business goals. Talk to us to understand how LIONflex could work for you.

You may have seen that Kirin & Lion have announced the sale of Dairy & Drinks business to Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (Mengniu Dairy) on a standalone basis, pending regulatory approvals. We believe this sale will allow Dairy & Drinks to benefit from access to leading-edge dairy research and development capability as well as further investment as part of the Mengniu Dairy business.

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