Procurement, Operations & Supply Chain

Operations Manager

Job Title: Operations Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Christchurch
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Job Published: 30 days ago

An iconic New Zealand brand, our client operates across the breadth of New Zealand with three main distribution centres in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Due to exponential business growth over the last financial year, they have ramped up their in-house operations across the country. As such, they have a newly created Operations Manager role to supplement their infrastructure as part of the wider ongoing business growth strategy.

The Role:

With a strong focus on customer satisfaction, the role is responsible for ensuring the engine room of this 24/7 operation always runs smoothly and efficiently. Being a pivotal role within the business, there is the opportunity to make your mark on a higher strategic level. Supporting the growth of the national distribution network, innovative ideas to increase efficiency and streamline the delivery process from depot to door will be key.

Key Responsibilities In This Position Includes:

  • People management of 2 direct reports (multiple indirect)
  • Promoting a safe culture by focussing on continuous improvement
  • Implementing strategies to ensure improvements in service quality and transit time
  • Improve cost efficiency of operations to meet budget
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed as per compliance requirements

About You:

You will have 5+ years of management experience within the freighting industry and know how to effectively manage people in a fast-paced environment to achieve the best results. Being able to relate to the floor and senior leadership alike, your communication skills set you apart from the rest. You will have passion and energy and use it to contribute to the wider company strategies. Project management of both financial and health and safety initiatives will be key skills in your toolbox, and you will be able to demonstrate past successful outcomes.

The Rewards:

Our client values the work that you do and has a structured career progression plan in place. A culture like no other, our client will provide you with the environment, resources, and opportunities to further develop your leadership skills in both people management and implementing growth strategies. On offer is a generous base salary with an annual bonus in line with the level of experience. Our client has high expectations but working with an international industry giant in a pivotal role within the business comes with high rewards.

If this role is of interest or you would like to know more, please contact Varshaa on 021 192 7456 apply now for more information.

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