DC Design Manager
Supply Chain
Sydney, Australia
3d ago

DC Design Manager

In October 2020, Woolworths Group Supply Chain rebranded to become Primary Connect - an end-to-end supply chain partner within Woolworths Group.

Our team of more than 8,000 continues to support our Woolworths, BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Countdown, and BIG W stores across the country, providing them with our customers’ favourite food, drink, and everyday needs items.

Becoming Primary Connect gives us the opportunity to keep growing so we can become the next generation supply chain whilst remaining an essential part of Woolworths Group.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of Australia’s biggest supply chain network
  • Work for an organisation that is part of an essential service to Australia and our communities
  • Play an integral part in our Primary Connect purpose of We connect communities with the products they need and love
  • Opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest and best minds in Australia across our brands
  • Tech options - Woolworths is the largest employer of Google Apps in Australia, are early adopters of Agile and have BYOD options too
  • An exciting career - as our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people
  • Flexibility and work-life balance policies that will support you to thrive
  • The Opportunity

    Every decision we make is designed with our customers, teams and safety at the heart. Our Supply Chain processes are always changing to adjust to the ever evolving needs of our customers and the need for ultimate convenience, even more so in the current societal climate.

    There has never been a better time to join Woolworths as we grow and transform in our offering to customers.

    The utilisation of technology and the speed in which we operate are truly transforming the Supply Chain landscape in Australia & New Zealand and in this role, you’ll be at the forefront of initiating this change.

    The thinking is fresh and the way we do things is new and industry leading. In this role, you will adopt an innovative design lens supporting projects in Australia and New Zealand across all of our brands.

    Key responsibilities will be :

  • Leading the development and delivery of distribution and fulfilment centre designs to meet our customer, safety and operational objectives
  • Undertaking data analysis, research and design to support development for existing & future Distribution Centres (DCs), Customer Fulfillment Centres (CFCs), and Micro Fulfillment Centres (MFCs)
  • Lead the evaluation of alternative facility concept layouts including automation solutions with the support of project teams and external consultants
  • Leading the development of DC operating cost statements and requirements to underpin project business cases
  • Providing expertise in specification and procurement of MHE and Automation systems
  • Stakeholder engagement in relation to design and safety through the full project lifecycle - concept to realisation
  • Supporting optimisation of existing distribution and fulfilment centre activities
  • Focusing on safety development in design and concept
  • Collaboration and consultation with peers and subject matter experts
  • You’ll be joining a team that is supportive and generous with their time, customer focused and driven to succeed with achieving the best outcomes for our customers and for our business.

    Who we’re looking for

    The suitable candidate will have :

  • A driven personality with the desire to contribute to a world class team in an open and collaborative environment
  • The ability to inspire and lead teams through the design journey instilling advocacy at all levels
  • Executive relationship management, communication and influencing skills
  • A self-learning style adaptive to work in an ever changing and faced paced environment
  • Facility / supply chain design experience including automation
  • Experience in Retail, FMCG and / or e-Commerce industries an advantage.
  • Ideally a Bachelor degree in Engineering, Sciences, Business or other area
  • A functional understanding of AutoCAD
  • Joining the Group

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