Transport Manager (400797)

Last updated 22 days ago
Location:West Wodonga
Job Type:Full Time

Your path to many possible futures | Transport Manager | Wodonga Location


  • Manage transport operational execution to ensure carrier delivery service, cost and safety outcomes
  • Liaise with Woolworths DC operations and third party carriers and resolve any issues in the Supply Chain including Stores
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of service, cost and safety targets for transport

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Transport Manager, based in our Wodonga site. You will be working in a passionate and supportive transport team, time will be spent building relationships and creating engagement, as well as:

  • Managing the transport operations within budget expectations to ensure effective provision of ongoing service to stores whilst delivering end to end cost targets
  • Creating and maintaining positive partnerships with 3PL transport providers within metro scope, including daily task coordination activities as well as regular performance reviews with relevant carriers
  • Supporting the State Transport Manager ensuring performance monitoring and KPIs are in place to measure performance of carriers in line with contractual terms and expectations
  • Identifying and supporting operational improvements in the network and execution of Transport that reduce cost, reduce empty running, remove handling charges or increase capability
  • Supporting Store Service team with addressing transport operational issues to meet customer expectations
  • Working with the 3PL to optimise planning, allocation and fleet utilisation, while minimising overall kilometres in conjunction with carrier partners to deliver operational efficiencies
  • Working closely with DC and 3PL teams ensuring continuous operations flow and effective daily task coordination
  • DIFOTEF (Delivery IN FULL - at the pallet level, ON TIME - to the agreed store windows, ERROR FREE - without mistakes in transport)
  • Reducing the cost of doing business whilst implementing principles to drive efficiency, safety and engagement within Metro transport operations scope

Who we’re looking for

Our new Transport Manager will be driven and passionate, keen to get things done and able to make an impact in a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for a team player with:

  • Previous experience working as a Transport Manager
  • Solid experience in FMCG, distribution or retail
  • Experience in managing operational budgets
  • Ability to oversee a team to deliver outcomes in line with business requirements and expectations
  • Strong time management and organisational skills, have the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines with little impact to clients
  • Ability to influence and engage with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated achievements in service delivery, cost management and team leadership
  • Demonstrable “hands-on” leadership and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of relevant OH&S and RTW legislation

Joining the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

Woolworths Group is backed by some of Australia’s most recognisable retail businesses, there are always new opportunities on the horizon for all our team members, but most importantly, we’re all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. Diversity and inclusion are important to us, and we work to create a vibrant and inclusive workforce that’s reflective of the communities we’re in.

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