Head of Operations

Sydney
Reference No: 19018

What's the role?

Hilti Australia is seeking a senior leader with extensive logistics and people management experience to join our executive team as the Head of Operations. In this role you will lead a dynamic team of professionals and be responsible for the domestic supply chain activities encompassing warehousing, inbound and outbound logistics as well as oversee our Channels team (customer service and retail stores) across Australia. You will be a part of the executive leadership team in Australia and report to the Head of Logistics for South Asia Pacific located in Singapore and dotted line report into the General Manager of Hilti Australia located in Rhodes, NSW.

Who is Hilti?

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the construction industry. We are recognised as a Great Place to Work globally and in Australia. People join Hilti from a variety of backgrounds, but we all share a certain mindset. We’re caring, driven and hard-working, and we excel at giving our best for our customers. In return, we enjoy incredibly varied and dynamic careers. Many of our people have been with us for 20 to 30 years – testament to how much we value and reward their contributions.

What does the role involve?

As the Head of Operations, you will be responsible for leading our materials management, warehouse, transport and Channels team, that comprises of customer service and retail stores, whilst driving our high performing and caring culture. The core focus of this role will be to develop and implement robust and strategic processes that will support continued volume growth, working in conjunction with sales, marketing and other areas of the company in line with the regional and global standards.

You will lead the Logistics team to fulfil the company’s requirements by optimizing the logistics network for both inbound and outbound logistics and maximising cost-effective solutions. This responsibility includes setting up and managing warehouses in Australia to cater to the requirements of the domestic customers and manage the deals, contracts & delivery for a complete procurement cycle, ensuring the commercial and cost saving benefits are realized at the P&L level and ensuring on time delivery. An important aspect of the role is identifying key projects that will improve service levels and cost optimization whilst being responsible for the implementation of LEAN.

Within the channels function, you will be responsible for ensuring that our customers receive a world-class service and customer care experience. You will do this by continuing to drive innovation within these channels through developing new services and processes for our customers that will support strategic account development and ensure revenue growth. With your passion for efficiency, you will deliver results across the channels function whilst upholding our customer service commitment.

We experience roughly 250,000 individual interactions each day which is why we have heavily invested into digitalization and are in a position to support our customers and employees in all significant regions of the world.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Genuine career advancement (90% of our leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and performance bonus
*Salary Continuance Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*5 weeks of paid leave per year
*Additional Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Parental leave policies covering both primary and secondary care givers
*Free onsite parking with free access to corporate gym and pool facilities

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background. Our team at Hilti Australia comprises of people representing over 40 different nationalities embodying our diverse and inclusive culture. We are passionate about development. Your commitment to outperform will give you the opportunity to progress your career, experience different job functions or even go abroad to delve into different markets.

What you need is:

  • Master’s Degree preferably within Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing or related fields and ideally an MBA
  • Proven >10 years executive leadership in international companies including matrix organization
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing strategic plan and vision keeping in mind business objectives
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines and objectives
  • Ability to think critically and make optimization decision based on data analytics
  • Experience in the LEAN tools
  • Commercial acumen with excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Readiness to develop an international career

If you are looking to develop a global career apply now!

“You get a unique opportunity to experience all different functions of the supply chain – and, for many people, to do it overseas. We really encourage our teams to challenge the way things are done. If you can make a process simpler, do it, show us.”

- Fabrice, Head of Global Logistics Services

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