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IT Project Manager, WMS Conversions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

IT, Operations
Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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 2,500 team members.

IT Project Manager (WMS Conversion)

As we continue our transformation and growth journey in the region, we are now looking to appoint a talented IT Project Manager, WMS Conversions to join our team in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A Lineage WMS Conversions Project Manager is responsible for leading, planning, coordinating and conversion of the global Warehouse Management System and associated initial usage.

The role primarily involves the execution and coordination of resources across multiple teams working concurrently on multiple projects.

This will include establishing project management methodology, ensuring overall alignment including communication to both internal and external teams, tasks dependency identification and resolution, prioritization and milestone establishment and tracking.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Adapting project management best practices and methodologies based on the current IT landscape.

  • Leading a project team, creating and maintaining group cohesiveness whilst also collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Delivery of IT commitments (high quality, on budget, on time) while working on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Developing project status reports and briefs.

  • Manging overall project scope, schedule and expectations.

  • Identifying and manging risk proactively.

  • Aligning project goals with the organisation and sponsor.

  • Working in a fast-paced, agile environment.

To be successful, you will ideally have:

  • A University degree in software engineering, computer science, or related field.

  • Experience in Supply Chain Management, 3PL Logistics and controlled temperature logistics preferred.

  • Experience in the implementation of Warehouse Management Systems.

  • A proven track record in managing large, multi-stream projects.

  • Impressive project management, leadership and stakeholder management credentials.

  • Ability to travel locally and regionally.

What's exciting about this opportunity?

At Lineage, the aim is to create a small, highly skilled WMS Conversions team that focuses on having the right mix of attributes and talent as well as the capacity to contribute and learn. As a result, you will have the opportunity to work on high profile projects and develop your expertise in Warehouse Management Systems.

We also build state-of-the-art systems to ensure our employees can be productive and exceed customer expectations, supporting our vision to transform the world's food supply chain. This is one of the most critical roles in that journey and you will be able to have an enormous impact on people, process and performance.

We're also a values-based business focused on safety, respect, trust and innovation where you can develop an exciting, long-term career.

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.


Lineage provides a safe, stable and reliable work environment and offers;

  • Competitive pay

  • Retail discounts as some of New Zealand’s largest retailers (via the Boost Scheme)

  • 8 hours of paid volunteer time to contribute in the community

  • An employee assistance programme