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Distribution Manager

Job No: 107457
Location: Bundaberg

  • Fantastic leadership opportunity - become part of a winning team with a strong vision
  • Oversee Distribution operations within this state of the art facility
  • Competitive base salary + super & on-site parking 

About Knauf Australia and Knauf Bundaberg

Knauf is a multinational supplier of plasterboard, metal and associated products. Symbolic with quality and innovation, Knauf, is a 90-year-old German manufacturing company with over 26,000 people worldwide and a massive global footprint across 60 countries and over 150 manufacturing sites. Knauf entered the Australian marketplace in 2010 and have since expanded across both the Australian and Asia Pacific markets.

Knauf has plasterboard and compounds manufacturing facilities in Matraville (New South Wales) Bundaberg (Queensland) and Altona (Victoria) and metal profile lines in Beenleigh (Queensland). With over 280 employees and a national distribution PlastaMasta network, Knauf is a major supplier to the lightweight construction industry and a one-stop-shop for a complete wall framing solution.

Knauf Bundaberg is a high profile project and is the first Knauf plant built in Australia. It incorporates the latest technology processes and is expected to be world class in all facets. 

About the Opportunity

Knauf Australia is now seeking a full-time Distribution Manager to join their team in Bundaberg, QLD. 

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be primarily responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the Distribution function. You'll also act as a member of the Site Management Team, playing a pivotal role in developing and achieving annual targets, plans and budgets.

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Leading a team of up to 4 Distribution Operators and a Distribution Coordinator, with a focus on setting the team culture;
  • Working closely with the Planning, Production and Customer Service functions to ensure customer delivery expectations are met;
  • Developing best practice warehouse processes with the highest level of safety and efficiency in mind;
  • Collaborating with other functions to integrate all supply chain functions, with the goal of meeting DIFOTQ targets, minimising stock levels and maximising production efficiency;
  • Building on existing systems within the Australian business to further set up the Bundaberg warehouse and develop distribution processes; and
  • Ensuring all regulatory and security protocols are followed appropriately.

About You

In order to be successful in this fast-paced and results focused environment, you must have previous leadership experience within a warehousing or high volume distribution environment. You'll be able to effectively manage a variety of priorities and be willing to jump into any task at hand.

This pivotal position requires a superior communicator with a passion for, and commitment to, continuous improvement. It's important you understand the vital link between stock levels and the production plan, and be able to engage with the process of distribution direct from warehouse, to ensure your ability to meet stock level targets. Knowledge of relevant legal and safety requirements regarding load restraints and load balancing will also contribute to your success in this role.

Functioning as part of a collaborative leadership team, it's essential you be articulate and effective in promoting the Knauf Bundaberg values, culture, and most importantly, the goal of being the number one Knauf facility on the planet! Your strong people management skills and ability to lead by example will ensure you engage your highly driven team, and have them realise your vision.

Although not essential, strong knowledge of / experience with Excel, SAP, production planning and/or "lean" principles will be highly regarded.

About the Benefits

Knauf is made up of a diverse mix of talented people working together to attain a shared goal. Their employees are skilled, experienced and have a strong desire to succeed, all sharing the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Bundaberg facility boasts a winning attitude and desire to be the best. The right person will love the hard work, high expectations environment and have the opportunity to play a key role in the future of the Bundaberg business.

You'll work in a new state of the art facility will all assets available that you'll need to deliver on your goals. 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package (commensurate with skills and experience) and will have access to free onsite parking

Additionally, you'll benefit from being part of a global organisation that can provide opportunities for on-going training and career development, that you may not have within other organisations. Knauf Australia maintains a conscious focus on their people, conducting regular engagement studies that are used to continuously improve employee engagement and experience. Here you won't feel like just another number - every single role plays a part in making the business a success, and you'll be recognised for your contribution.

If you're an improvement focused leader looking to be part of a winning team - Apply Now!

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