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DC Operations Manager - NZ Wiri

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: South Island
Categories: Supply Chain/Distribution Centres

The Role

The DC Operations Manager’s key objective is to be strategically focused on planning of resources to meet productivity goals and will have full responsibility for the day to day operation of the site to ensure safety, service and financial performance targets are met.

Key Responsibilities

Pivotal responsibilities in this role include the implementation of the Kmart business strategy including driving productivity, executing safety initiatives and compliance, audit compliance, driving achievement of DC KPI’s and managing transport operations for the DC that operates 24/7.

  • Full responsibility for planning the daily operation to achieve daily operation on site to deliver safety, leadership, service and financial performance targets are met
  • Execute One simple way of working planning process collaboratively with stores, 3PL Service providers, Kmart CI and functional Team Managers, plan effective resourcing to meet productivity targets, produce accurate reporting for stores on transport and cluster and load via planning tool
  • Lead and Execute agreed plan either via third party providers or direct Kmart team managers of resources to meet productivity targets and improvements
  • Lead, drive and champion continual improvement culture
  • Manage service providers to deliver against agreed service levels and KPIs, as per their 3PL service level agreements and job descriptions
  • Sign off operational specifications and participate in procurement processes as operational subject matter expertise
  • Provide Subject Matter expert collaboration and communication of Kmart requirements to service providers

About You

  • Logistics management experience at senior or middle level management with proven interpersonal skills, ability to coach, counsel and discipline Team Members
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large teams to deliver safety, financial and service Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Demonstrated leadership, relationship building, communication and teamwork skills, together with strong values and leadership behaviors
  • Ability to build a strong team ethos that facilitates continuous improvement and the creation of a high performing culture
  • A focus on driving performance management & career development in accordance with values and behaviour
  • Readiness to make time-responsive decisions and to support decision making within the business unit, with a capacity to be an effective and positive change agent, driving continuous improvement and championing innovation
  • Sound understanding of distribution operations for the retail market and an understanding of the Lean Manufacturing concepts is desirable, together with an understanding of Supply Chain & transport management commercial concepts
  • Related tertiary qualification in logistics is desirable
  • Project management skills
  • Understanding of EBA concepts
  • Understanding of warehouse management systems
  • Experience with Automation Systems
  • Experience in Production planning
  • MPI Experience (either as TFO or Deputy)
  • Knowledge of or experience with COR ( Chain of Responsibility legislation)


About Kmart

With more than 300 stores and employing over 44,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.

Serving the needs of Australian families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter.


You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive, and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies. Agencies - Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by a Talent Acquisition team member.


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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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