Manager, State-wide Logistics

  • Permanent, full-time 38 hours per week
  • Based location: flexible to work within any of the Societys main metropolitan or regional offices across NSW
  • Involves travel across NSW
  • Current NSW Driver's Licence is required
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Societys mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a hands up approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Role

The Manager, State-wide Logistics position is in the Commercial Enterprise, Fundraising and Communications directorate and is part of the Retail and Logistics team. This team is responsible for state-wide retail service delivery; logistics and supply chain network; and retail projects.

The role's primary objective is to oversee state-wide warehouse, transport and logistics operations, including managing workers within a warehouse environment, as well as the supply and distribution of product.

The Manager, State-wide Logistics will:

  • provide a high standard and continual level of service to the Vinnies shops networks.
  • strategically plan and manage the logistics program to ensure consistency in practice across all warehouses and transport processes.
  • continuously review processes to increase the productivity, reduce costs and more effectively utilise the Society logistics assets and transport network
  • manage a team of staff and volunteers to ensure efficient management of distribution networks and responsiveness to peak demand periods
  • identify supply chain process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner to meet the demands of the shops
  • determine and assess appropriate goods handling equipment needs and workforce levels to load, unload, move, or store goods.

This role will report to the Director, Retail and Logistics.


To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s in business, management and/or retail and experience working in supply chain and logistics management
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully leading retail and supply chain operations in a multi-sight business
  • Highly developed people management skills including leading, motivating, coaching and developing teams
  • Demonstrated knowledge & experience in volunteer management practices to ensure optimum numbers of volunteers are recruited, inducted and engaged
  • Demonstrated ability and expertise in project leadership to oversee effective implementation of initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to review and analyse business data and analytics to enable effective reporting and decision-making on operational performance
  • High-level understanding of current issues facing the retail sector and not for profit industry
  • NSW driver licence

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to peoples lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check.

Applications close at COB on 26 November 2019

Please submit your application online, attach: your Resume and your responses to the Role-specific criteria outlined under the Essential Criteria of the Position Description; and also relate the role responsibilities to the Society Critical Capabilities which are also under the Essential Criteria.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

25/11/2019 $0 Sydney 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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