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Supply Chain Program Director

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Supply Chain Program Director to lead the development and construction of a new, state-of-the-art factory. The successful candidate will have extensive supply chain management experience, and play a critical role in translating business requirements into overall program outcomes, working closely with the Design and Construct Project Manager to ensure that the vision and business case are incorporated into project plans.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Supply Chain Program Director to lead the development and construction of a new, state-of-the-art factory. This role offers the chance to be part of an ambitious growth journey, expanding our reach into Asia and beyond. The successful candidate will play a critical role in translating business requirements into overall program outcomes, working closely with the Design and Construct Project Manager to ensure that the vision and business case are incorporated into project plans. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a significant improvement in technical capability, innovation, customer responsiveness, sustainability, and competitiveness against global players.

  • Lead the development of a $130m new, state-of-the-art factory
  • Play a critical role in translating business requirements into overall program outcomes
  • Contribute to significant improvements in technical capability, innovation, customer responsiveness, sustainability, and competitiveness


What you'll do:

As Program Director for this new factory build, you will be at the forefront of an ambitious growth journey. Your leadership skills will be crucial in guiding a project team towards achieving their objectives. You will work closely with various stakeholders including architects, engineers, government officials and contractors to ensure timely delivery of this state-of-the-art factory. Your ability to plan and support the commissioning of the new factory will be vital. With your proactive approach, you will identify potential risks early on and take necessary steps to mitigate them. This role requires excellent communication skills as you will provide regular updates on project status to senior leaders.

  • Lead a project team and ensure their objectives align with the business program
  • Collaborate with the business Project Manager to translate business requirements into design specifications
  • Manage the process of obtaining appropriate approvals and compliance from Local and State Government and other external bodies
  • Oversee external architects, engineering firms, and building companies to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of the project
  • Plan and support the commissioning of the new factory, including resolving commissioning issues
  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead program governance through monthly SteerCo’s
  • Monitor project progress, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget, quality standards, and safety regulations
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks that may impact project delivery
  • Provide regular updates on project status, milestones, and key performance indicators


What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Program Director role will bring a wealth of experience in leading supply chain and manufacturing functions, as well as experience managing large-scale projects. You will have the skills to lead a diverse team towards achieving their objectives. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be adept at managing multiple priorities, meeting deadlines, and delivering results within budgetary constraints. Your problem-solving abilities will be crucial in identifying potential risks early on and taking necessary steps to mitigate them.

  • Strong leadership capability with experience leading people in senior supply chain or manufacturing disciplines
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and deliver results within budgetary constraints
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with a proactive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Solid knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, permits, and compliance requirements in the construction industry
  • Proficiency in project management software and other relevant tools


What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants and fillers (SAF), with a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand. They are on an exciting growth journey, expanding their global reach into Asia and beyond. The company is united by a shared set of values and behaviours that guide the way they work. They are performance-driven, supporting each other to achieve their goals. This is an opportunity to join a company that values innovation, customer responsiveness, sustainability, and competitiveness against global players.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Mia Abdy on 02 8289 3144 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Operations

Industry: Manufacturing and Production

Salary: + super + 20% bonus

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Director

Location: Padstow

Job Reference: 1979500/001

Date posted: 11 June 2024

Consultant: Mia Abdy

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