Detmold Group

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Warehouse Senior Leading Hand

Job No: DG430
Location: Mangere

  • Global, family-owned business supplying some of the world’s iconic brands
  • Work with a small team in a fast-paced environment
  • Permanent opportunity based in Mangere, near Auckland Airport 

About our Organisation

Established in 1948, the Detmold Group is an Australian family-owned and operated business, supplying some of the world’s largest and most iconic food and retail brands.  Driven to achieve to the highest standards, the Group places a strong emphasis on quality, service, and efficiency in delivering world-class paper and cardboard packaging products to our diverse customer base across a broad range of markets. 

About our Opportunity

We’re looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Leading Hand to provide front-line supervision at our busy finished goods warehouse facility in Mangere, Auckland. Reporting to the Warehouse Manager NZ, this role is responsible for the supervision, support, and coordination of warehouse employees, ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective warehouse operation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining visibility of workload both upcoming and in progress, and allocating staff resource accordingly (e.g. picking, putaway, replenishment, devanning, and consolidation requirements)
  • Ensuring daily pick accuracy targets are communicated and met, and discrepancies raised immediately
  • Promoting, operating within, and ensuring strict adherence to warehouse policies and procedures
  • Maintaining front-line responsibility for Health & Safety within the warehouse 
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Providing transactional management of dispatched goods to meet DIFOT service targets
  • Developing and maintaining close contact with freight companies, advising of daily volumes
  • Ensuring all staff, including any temporary staff, are thoroughly inducted and trained
  • Assisting in the ongoing training and development of the warehouse team 

About You

This role provides operational leadership and direction to a Leading Hand and a small team of storespersons, and so we’re looking for someone with previous team leadership experience in a similar role within a warehouse environment.  The ability to shift and flex priorities and labour accordingly, as the workload demands, is crucial.  You’ll work effectively under pressure, apply initiative, and lead by example when doing so.

Additionally, there’s a strong focus on meeting customer expectations, and you’ll use your excellent communication skills to keep both internal and external stakeholders in the loop.  A current forklift ticket is essential, as are computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.  Our ideal candidate will also have prior experience in using a Warehouse Management System.

This is a great opportunity to join a global company. We offer a supportive team environment with genuine development and career-growth opportunities.

Confidential telephone enquiries are welcome to Elaine Dillon, HR Business Partner on 021 980 044.  To learn more about our organisation and to apply for this position, please visit our website at  Applications close 5pm on Friday 14th August 2020.

Please note, only applicants with the right to permanently live and work in NZ will be considered for this role.

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