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Inventory Manager

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Lineage is the world's largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, with a global network of over 400 facilities, spanning 25 countries across North & South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Working a Lineage is not just a job - it's an opportunity to innovate and put your mark on how food moves from the farm to dinner tables around the world. As a member of the Lineage team, you are a critical link in the food supply chain.

The Asia-Pacific region currently includes Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Singapore employing nearly 3000 team members.

As we continue our transformation and growth journey in the region, we are looking to appoint a talented Inventory Manager to join the team at our Laverton North facility in Melbourne.

Reporting to the site General Manager, you will have the opportunity to have a positive impact across different teams as well as our customer portfolio in alignment with our strategic aspirations.

Your role is responsible for planning the Laverton operation, ensuring the site is operating in a safe, compliant, profitable, and cost-efficient manner whilst ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction and service is being delivered.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering a high level of service to the customer from a warehouse through to delivery to store across a 24/7 retail logistics operation

  • Ensuring agreed customer service levels are met in consultation with the Customer Relationship Manager

  • Ensuring safety policies and procedures are followed

  • Managing all inventory control responsibilities for the site, including but not limited to inventory checks, cycle counting and pick bin reconciliation against customer requirements

  • Identifying inventory discrepancies, conduct investigations and prepare reports. Where applicable, identify root causes of discrepancies and amend procedures, systems and processes where required

  • Standardisation of processes and systems across the site to ensure day to day inventory control operations are managed consistently, efficiently and effectively.

  • Contributing to the senior leadership team by assisting with development of strategies and ways of operating to drive consistency

To be successful, you will ideally have:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role (logistics/transport industry is preferable)

  • A background in a retail logistics environment within a distribution centre or a fast-paced FMCG environment

  • Experience and knowledge of a multi temperature operation is preferrable

  • Qualifications in Logistics Management or a business discipline, and/or equivalent relevant experience

  • Experience and knowledge with planning activities: operational, labour, site capacity, data integrity

  • Strong leadership skills, managing a large sized operational team

  • Good understanding of profit and loss and other KPI’s that drive storage, handling and distribution costs

  • Strong knowledge of labour cost control and improvement, and the relationship between labour and handling revenue

What's exciting about this opportunity?

We're a values-based business continually striving to create an environment where everyone can feel safe, respected and can contribute to our collective success.

You are also joining the business at an exciting time as we consolidate processes and systems to further grow our business and build out world-class standards which are aligned to our customers' strategic objectives.

Why Lineage?

Lineage is more than just a cold storage logistics business. We’re focused on being a vibrant, innovative and progressive employer where all our teams work safely, harmoniously and efficiently toward a common purpose - transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world.

Lineage is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic work environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.