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Warehouse Manager

Job No: 93659
Location: Cairns and Townsville, QLD

  • Fantastic leadership opportunity for an experienced warehouse or distribution manager
  • Two (2) x roles available - choose your base in Cairns or Townsville
  • Highly autonomous role within global organisation - drive your own success! 
  • Competitive salary package negotiable with experience

About Knauf Australia

Knauf is a multinational supplier of plasterboard, metal and associated products. Symbolic with quality and innovation, Knauf, is a 100-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.

About the Opportunity

Knauf Australia now has two (2) opportunities for Warehouse Managers to lead operations in their Cairns and Townsville facilities, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the National Supply Chain Manager, the Warehouse Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the warehouse, ensuring the provision of high quality service beyond customer expectations, to develop and maintain long term relationships with our customers. You will maintain administrative integrity of all processes and set a high standard for inventory management and safety in the warehouse. 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Providing effective service and support to sales and distribution efforts in line with budgetary provisions and constraints;
  • Taking customer orders and picking, packing and loading customer orders;
  • Supervising all operational staff including checking and authorisation of time sheets and pay records;
  • Cycle counting as per Inventory Control Functional Plan;
  • Monitoring financials of store including P&L and regular reporting; and 
  • Ensuring effective and regular communication is used to keep all employees informed of all issues that would affect them and the business. 

To be successful in this position you will have previous experience in a similar position, with a strong understanding and working knowledge of warehouse operations, including transportation and freight. In addition, as you will be managing a small team, you will be a strong leader with demonstrable experience in a supervisory position and the ability to manage all employee related matters on site, including training, staff engagement and performance management, as required. 

This is a highly autonomous and hands-on role, that requires a superior communicator, with the ability to establish and maintain strong business relationships with all customers, suppliers and other employees. As a motivating leader, you will also be assertive in your approach and not afraid to make tough decisions when necessary to get the best results.

Finally, you will demonstrate a positive health and safety attitude and promote health and safety practices among coworkers. A forklift license and MR license is essential for this position, and any experience using SAP will be very highly regarded. 

About the Benefits

Knauf is made up of a diverse mix of talented people working together to attain a shared goal. Their workforce is made up of employees that are skilled, experienced and have a strong desire to succeed, all sharing the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit and as such, they are always on the lookout for talent from all sectors of the community who can bring unique ideas, skills, qualifications and backgrounds to their organisation.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package, commensurate with skills and experience. You will enjoy the challenges and autonomy that comes from running your own facility and team, whilst still having a great leadership support structure just a phone call away.

Located out of the hustle and bustle, you will enjoy the work/life balance that you are afforded with shorter commute times and on-site parking, whilst still 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.

This position won't last long - If you are an experienced Warehouse Manager looking for your next big opportunity, Apply Now!


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