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Continuous Improvement Manager - Distribution Centre NSW

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Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: NSW Metro
Categories: Supply Chain/Distribution Centres

At Kmart Australia, we are all about being IRRESISTIBLE! Our products and prices are amazing and each day we do our upmost to exceed our customers' expectations. As a high-volume retailer, we move millions of cartons of stock every year and our Distribution Centres (DCs) are crucial to the safe and timely delivery of this stock to our stores across Australia and New Zealand.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Continuous Improvement Manager to join us at our Eastern Creek (NSW) Distribution Centre.

As the Continuous Improvement Manager, your purpose will be to direct, co-ordinate, supervise and achieve the service objective of a dedicated function of the daily operation in conjunction with the 3PL Team members & Kmart team members.  You’ll be required drive daily operations on site to deliver safety, leadership, service and ensure financial performance targets are met.

In this role, you will also, 

  • Execute strategic and functional planning processes collaboratively with stores 3PL Team members or Kmart Team Members, plan effective resourcing to meet productivity targets, produce accurate reporting for stores on transport and cluster and load via planning tool
  • Lead and Coach team members towards the agreed plan either via third party providers or direct Kmart team managers of resources to ensure productivity targets and improvements are realised
  • Lead, drive and champion lean and continual improvement culture in particular problem solving within each area and Change Management
  • Lead and Coach service providers to deliver against agreed service levels and KPIs, as per their 3PL service level agreements and job descriptions
  • Implement, drive and hold accountability for compliance to agreed working standards & operational specifications on site
  • Sign off operational specifications and implement DC Way requirements
  • Participate in procurement processes as operational subject matter expertise
  • Provide Subject Matter expert collaboration and communication of Kmart requirements to service providers.

    The ideal candidate will have;

  • Related tertiary qualification in logistics is desirable, other associated post graduate qualifications in business management, warehousing or logistics would be highly regarded
  • Logistics management experience, within warehousing, transport or supply chain
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a small to medium team to deliver safety, leadership, service and financial performance targets (KPIs)
  • Demonstrated leadership, relationship building, communication and teamwork skills
  • Capacity to be an effective and positive change agent, continuous improvement of championing innovation experience.
  • Effectively leads by example across the entire supply chain leadership network
  • Knowledge of warehousing and distribution best practice, in particular Lean culture and philosophies as well as solid Industrial Relations understanding
  • Occpational, Health &Safety  knowledge and experience
  • Ability to determine manpower and equipment required to meet scheduled workloads & experience interpreting and adhering to EBA requirements to achieve productivity measures for specific functions
  • Sound DG and non DG freight handling and COR responsibilities

    You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you closely and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

    You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, exceptional remuneration, a generous bonus scheme and access to Wesfarmers share plan and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks. So, if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

    At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

    Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


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