Despatch Manager - Christchurch DC
Christchurch, New Zealand
1d ago

About Kmart

With more than 200 stores and employing over 34,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.

As a high volume retailer, we move millions of cartons of stock every year and our Distribution Centres (DC’s) are crucial to the safe and timely delivery of this stock to our stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Serving the needs of Australian families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter.


You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals.

Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and progressive - with no two days the same!

What we’re looking for?

We currently have an exciting opportunity at our Christchurch DC for a highly experienced Despatch Team Manager to lead and manage the despatch operations of a collaborative 3PL and Kmart team to safely deliver and maximise productivity, quality, the team performance and process improvement.

Reporting to the Operations Planning Manager, as the Despatch Team Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the site is safe for everyone, every day by implementing and evaluating safe work practices, adhering to OH&S requirements, improving safety performance, actioning identified hazards and investigating incidents.

You will be accountable for performance across Despatch, including managing resources, daily capacity planning, data analysis, customer service levels & KPIs and continuous improvement strategies.

As a team manager you will be responsible for driving a positive, open and honest culture with a focus on safety, whilst promoting collaborative ways of working cross functionally and developing and training your team to deliver high performance.

You will also implement Lean principles and company policies and procedures.

About You

You will be a high achiever with a passion that will motivate and inspire your team, along with the skills and ability to manage a high performing team.

We reward hard work, and are committed to workplace safety and contribute to the community.

  • To be considered for this position you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Supply Chain / Logistics or similar related leadership experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport Warehousing ideally within a retail environment
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain operations and the associated systems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, coach and develop a large team
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to safety and knowledge in OH&S requirements
  • Those candidates with prior experience in LEAN process will be considered highly desirable
  • Flexibility around hours would be ideal to accommodate afternoon shifts as required.
  • Our benefits

    Development opportunities across Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group

    Excellent remuneration, a generous bonus scheme and access to the Wesfarmers share plan

    Discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks

    Fun, fast paced work environment

    At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

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