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Logistics & Warehousing
Contracts Manager - 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Melbourne City & Inner
Contract Full Time

 We enrich our world everyday by championing sociability and helping people to live well. As one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, with brands like Dairy Farmers, Dare, Farmer’s Union, Pura and Big M.

Reporting to the Procurement and Property Leader, we are looking for a Contracts Manager to join our Logistics team on a 12 month fixed term contract (with view to extension or possible permanency pending business needs).   


In this multifunctional role you will lead the Commercial and contractual management of Logistics agreements and help maintain an appropriate governance framework in dealings with our suppliers including landlords, while also assisting with the identification and realisation of commercial benefits to the organisation.


Key accountabilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the master agreement data and relevant databases and registers (suppliers & lease agreements)
  • Ensure service delivery outcomes are met or surpassed in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Proactively progress, manage and investigate specific contract-related enquiries – leverage suppliers & reduce risk
  • Monitor key contractual KPIs, compliance activities and oversee the management of relevant reporting
  • Provide support, assistance and guidance to Logistics Procurement & Property team as required
  • Identify and execute opportunities for process and efficiency improvements in relation to contractual agreements
  • Provide relevant support to the creation of business cases
  • Support the Procurement & Property Leader as well as the Procurement Leader during renewals, renegotiations and tendering activity
  • Contractual management of suppliers including landlords


To be successful in this role, you will have a background working in a similar role preferably within a large complex corporate environment with significant experience in negotiating leases and contracts, managing contractual compliance, obligations and SLAs.

Your expertise maintaining a reporting framework that meets contractual and internal reporting obligations will enable you to create collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. 

You will use your ability as a business partner to juggle multiple priorities and drive operational and commercial outcomes for the team. Your engaging communication style will see you influence and partner with key stakeholders to drive mutually beneficial commercial results.  Your success will centre around your proven track record of adding sustainable value and agile approach and ability to constructively challenge the status quo, ensuring we continually improve to be the best we can be.


To enable our people to work in ways that support their lifestyle, LionFlexdrives agility and innovation to help us deliver on business goals. Our people have the freedom to choose where, when or how they achieve and deliver outcomes, with the support of their leaders and peers.


We have access to the best practice capability programs, tools & resources to develop ourselves personally & professionally.


Kirin and Lion announced on Thursday 26 November 2020 that they have entered into a sale agreement to sell the Dairy & Drinks business to Bega Cheese Limited (Bega).

We believe Bega, an established dairy and food company with more than 120 years of heritage, is well placed to drive the Dairy & Drinks business forward given its deep dairy capabilities and strong commitment to iconic Australian brands and the local dairy industry.

The sale is unconditional, including no further regulatory approvals required and is expected to be completed in early 2021.


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At Dairy & Drinks we champion sociability and living well not just for our customers, but for our team members too. To support our wellbeing, the Recruitment team will be away from the office from the 24th December, returning 4th January. We hope you have a great festive season with your friends and family and we will respond to you in the New Year.