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New Zealand - Auckland
Job Description

The New Zealand Distribution Manager oversees and drives performance across warehouses in Albany and Christchurch, with responsibility for safe and efficient operations within these warehouses.

In this role you will be is responsible for ensuring the receipt, safe storage, packing and distribution of all finished goods and raw materials; on-carriage & confirmation of arrival at the buyers’ designated delivery address; optimising inventory levels to maximize Thermo Fisher’s inventory investment and Customer Line Item Fill Rate; ensuring consistent quality and delivery that meets or exceeds customer expectations while attaining the lowest average cost and optimal inventory levels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive a warehouse management strategy focused operational excellence and customer engagement that aligns with the Supply Chain strategy and overall business strategy
  • Manage and drive Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that will enable organizational vitality
  • Ensure maximum utilization and efficiency of available resources
  • Develop and manage a high performing team and a culture of excellence. Instill a sense of urgency and accountability
  • Responsible for forecasting & inventory planning with oversight of planning parameters that drive annual replenishments across the Albany and Christchurch Warehouses
  • Perform analyses of a qualitative and quantitative nature and make operational recommendations with regard to forecasting and inventory efficiencies such as min/max planning
  • Drive improved effectiveness of SIOP process through sharing of best practices and implementation of standards
  • Engage with and coach distribution teams to ensure proper actions being taken to improve process results
  • Define decision support/action based tools to proactively identify and act upon supply chain issues such as poor service levels, shipments from secondary DC’s and stock-outs

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field is required. Master degree in preferred field is preferred
  • Inventory and/or demand planning experience, including experience in a management role
  • Demonstrated track record in shifting business performance from a low to a high sustainable performance
  • Strong PPI, Lean and or Six Sigma working experience with demonstrated achievement of continuous improvement
  • Experience in leading teams of managers and individual contributors
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to develop strong support for change
  • Strong Analytical, data management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Demonstrates visible role model leadership characteristics

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