Distribution Manager

Melbourne , Victoria, Australia

Ref#: 515556245

Job Function: Supply Chain

Date published: 2-Nov-2017

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Nike Pacific has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Distribution Manager to join the Operations team. Reporting into the Supply Chain Director, you will serve our Nike consumers by providing reliable, fast and flexible access to our product, and create value via relentless efficiencies in our operation.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing and executing distribution strategy to ensure successful deployment of capital and optimizing the supply chain design of the future;
  • Facilitating Distribution Center (DC) re-work of existing capital/facilities to optimize work-flow, enhance productivity, and reduce costs;
  • Leading DC Capacity planning process by defining and monitoring key DC capacities, and planning and implementing strategies to meet growth requirements;
  • Leading & working with the Third Party Logistic Provider/s by planning, prioritizing, organizing, and monitoring workflow;
  • Working with the 3PLs to develop budgets and controls to manage & reduce DC costs;
  • Developing & optimizing relationships with external stakeholders in order to ensure service excellence in warehouse, reverse logistics & outbound deliveries; 
  • Building a results-driven team by developing, coaching and retaining talented individuals and fostering an environment that drives success.

As the successful candidate, you will have the following experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of logistics experience, or 7+ years in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in large DC operations 
  • Experience working for or dealing with 3PLs 
  • Proven ability in Excel
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and influencing skills
  • Experience in leading LEAN logistics efforts preferred
  • Knowledge of engineering & design aspects of DCs will be an added advantage
  • SAP knowledge will be an added advantage


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