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Logistics & Warehousing
Property Manager
Melbourne City & Inner
Contract Full Time


Lion Dairy & Drinks is a leading beverage and food company with a portfolio that includes many of Australia and New Zealand’s favourite brands.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Logistics Network Property Manager to join the team on a 12 month fixed term contract. This role reports to the Logistics Procurement and Property Leader. (with view to extension or possible permanency pending business needs).   


As the Logistics Property Manager, you will be responsible for the commercial and contractual management of Logistics property related agreements and help maintain an appropriate governance framework in dealings with landlords, developers, contractors, builders, and agents. Key to this role will be your ability to assist with the identification and realisation of commercial benefits to the organisation and making  informed decision making to support the Distribution Centre and Depot Optimisation Program, while supporting our strategy to be the best chilled network in Australia.


Key accountabilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of the relevant databases and registers
  • Ensure service delivery outcomes are met or surpassed in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Proactively progress, manage and investigate specific property-related enquiries – leverage third parties &

reduce risk

  • Monitor key contractual KPIs, compliance activities and oversee the management of relevant reporting
  • Provide support, assistance and guidance to Property team as required
  • Identify and execute opportunities for process and efficiency improvements in relation to lease 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 other Property-related activity

  • Contractual management of landlords and other third parties


Key to your success is your ability to work cross collaboratively with key stakeholders to consider options and develop recommendations. You bring an understanding of logistics process and operations, and outstanding time management skills. Resilience and learning agility will help you achieve business objectives and meet tight deadlines. Utilising your commercial and business acumen, you are a confident communicator, influencer and negotiator and bring a background working within a large complex corporate environment, acting as a tenant in relation to commercial and/or industrial properties. In addition, you will have significant experience in negotiating leases, expertise in maintaining a reporting framework that meets contractual and internal reporting obligations and demonstrated experience in creating collaborative working relationships with a large variety of stakeholders. A background in FMCG is preferred.


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.