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Warehouse Manager

Job No: 99270
Location: Villawood, NSW

  • Fantastic leadership opportunity for an experienced warehouse or distribution supervisor
  • Highly autonomous role within global organisation - drive your own success! 
  • Competitive salary package + on-site parking 

About Knauf Australia

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.

About the Opportunity

Knauf Australia now has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Manager to lead operations at their Villawood, NSW facility, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the National Supply Chain Manager, this person will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Villawood facility, including daily performance in the areas of safety, continuous improvement and lean distribution, whilst delivering exceptional customer service. 

As the most senior person on the site, you will be accountable for the daily management of warehouse employees, including ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures; as well as maintaining profitability within the warehouse operations area.

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

  • Supervising daily operations in an outdoor, pick and pack facility, including overseeing the loading of steel beams up to 7 metres in length;
  • Managing the Villawood operational budget and preparing and analysing financial reports and performance of the site against budgets;
  • Providing strong leadership to engage and empower staff, enabling them to meet and exceed KPIs and contributing to business profitability targets;
  • Implementing and maintaining health and safety requirements for the site, ensuring a safe and hazard free workplace; and
  • Executing the strategic direction for the warehouse team as directed by the National Supply Chain Manager.

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Who is Knauf looking for?

To be successful in this position you will have previous experience in a similar position, ideally within a pick and pack environment, with a strong understanding and working knowledge of warehouse operations, including transportation and freight. 

As the most senior person at the facility, 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 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 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 employees are skilled, experienced and have a strong desire to succeed, all sharing the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit. 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.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration (commensurate with skills and experience). You'll enjoy the challenges and responsibilities that come from these advanced operational roles, whilst still having a great leadership support structure in place.

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. There are also opportunities for employees to move interstate for this role. 

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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