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Careers - Colac and Irrewarra - Victoria

Dispatch and Logistics Manager

4 December 2019

Dispatch and Logistics Manager


AKD Softwoods is a vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products and employing over 1,000 people across three states. We seek people who share our values and our commitment to ensuring we have a truly sustainable business. In return, there are great opportunities to develop your career while being rewarded and recognised for your contribution.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a strong 'business minded' Dispatch and Logistics Manager to join our team.

Reporting directly to the Site Manager, this position will be directly responsible for the management, business development and continuous improvement of AKD's fast growing and fast paced Dispatch & Logistics function. This is a senior position and will be part of the Colac Leadership Team, contributing to the Colac site strategic objectives. The successful candidate will be passionate about innovation and continuous improvement as well as drive change for future success.

The Dispatch and Logistics Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Dispatch & Logistics Department in a safe, efficient and cost effective way
  • People Management over twenty staff including truck drivers, forklift operators and administrators
  • Investigate & action non-conformance issues
  • Identify, develop and execute systems and processes to further enhance the department
  • Negotiate and forge strong alliances with external freight contractors
  • Ensure compliance with legislative requirements

To be successful in this exciting opportunity you will have:

  • Absolute Commitment to Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Well established organisation, planning and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to develop high performing teams
  • Strong planning & execution skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience in the transport/logistics industry would be advantageous, but isn’t compulsory

 If you are results orientated and believe you have the commitment, energy and the motivation to make a difference, please email or mail your resume and cover letter using the reference code ‘DL0120’ to the below address.

Applications Close: Friday 10th January 2020

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

Colac and Irrewarra - Victoria


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