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National Operations Manager - Global Forwarding

Job no: 502264
Work type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne - North

At Visy, our people make us stand out from the crowd. We’re always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities. We look for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it. These people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Together, we can create a better world.

The Opportunity

Visy Logistics, part of the wider Visy Group, is a significant international freight operator. As part of our integrated, end-to-end freight and logistics offering we provide import, export and cross-trade shipping services globally, via our extensive office and agent network. Our comprehensive international freight services include international sea freight, air freight, freight forwarding, container transport, customs clearance and coastal shipping.

As our National Ops Manager you will have a tremendous impact in shaping the future state of this growing division, providing guidance, direction and successful operations execution to ensure the seamless delivery of customer expectations in line with the SOP’s and agreed commercial solution.

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager Global Forwarding and based at our Visy logistics Distribution Hub in Somerton, you will lead and manage the Operations functional area. To ensure an effective delivery you will have to carefully balance the day to day activities and the medium/long term activities whilst further strengthening our long term sustainability of the customer base and strategic profile development of Visy Global Forwarding.

With your customer centric approach, you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • VGF’s air & sea-freight and Customs operations in Australia
  • Managing an offshore Ops team in Manila and Customer Service team in Melbourne
  • The financial and operational performance of the functional area
  • Drive standardisation, consistency, effectiveness and quality of operations
  • Manage and develop Continuous Improvement functionality to drive business excellence and value-add interventions with customers
  • Motivate, engage and develop your teams

We are looking for a strong leader that can say YES to the below:

  • Extensive working experience and in depth understanding of the Freight Forwarding sector a MUST
  • Strong Operations development & transition experience
  • Solid knowledge of the offshoring process coupled with having managed offshore teams
  • Cargo Wise1 system knowledge (highly advantageous)
  • International & Local Transport experience
  • Your ability to build relationships with external and internal stakeholders from all levels makes you a true enabler
  • You are true leader Encouraging and Developing Excellence in your People

When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries. We want to find solutions, make an impact and grow our business. If you can help us, you’ll fit right in. There’s never been a better time to join Visy!

Please contact Samira Strenge on 0499 986 425 for a confidential discussion or apply now.  

You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol testing).

Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.


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