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Operations Manager

  • VIC - Regional, VIC, Australia
  • Full time
  • Located in the township of Warrnambool
  • Full time opportunity in a senior position
  • Great staff benefits and a good team environment

PFD Food Services began life in 1943 amid the noise and chaos of the Melbourne Fish Markets. Expanding rapidly to meet the demand of an ever growing customer base, we are Australia’s largest family operated Foodservice company with over 800 company owned trucks and customer service focused drivers making daily deliveries.

With an extensive range of fresh meat and seafood, together with frozen products, drygoods, paper products and cleaning solutions for the Foodservice Industry, PFD has proven their unwavering commitment to their customers and are considered a source of innovation, a provider of insight, a solver of problems. In 2021 PFD formed a partnership with another proud Australian company, Woolworths Group.

The Role

To lead the entire warehouse and transport function in achieving common objectives each day.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead  the daily co-ordination of warehouse operations – Transport, Warehouse and Stock Control
  • Ensure staff and branch work practices comply with all company/ legislative policies and procedures (including OH&S and HACCP guidelines)
  • Ensure all KPI's and targets are achieved within the agreed time frames
  • Work with management team to develop and implement branch level strategies to improve customer outcomes and branch profitability
  • Ensure the warehouse and associated vehicles and tools are maintained to standard
  • Assist management and support all Stock Control, Replenishing and Supply Chain objectives
  • Rostering and payroll

Key Competencies, Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in an Operations Management role preferably in the food services industry
  • Knowledge/Experience in a cold store environment
  • Good industry and product knowledge
  • Strong people management skills
  • Well-developed leadership, communication and interpersonal skills including being able to motivate others and create a team environment
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously within expected deadlines
  • Ability to manage work autonomously
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • MR and Forklift license essential
  • Certificate III in Transport & Logistics would be preferred
  • Knowledge of KRONOS will be advantageous 

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking).

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, do you agree to undertake employment checks? These checks may include a medical assessment (including a drug/alcohol test and a Flu Vaccination), National Police History Check, Working With Children/Vulnerable Groups Check, COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate and Licence Validation/Demerit Point Check.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer


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