Operations Continuous Improvement & Planning Manager

  • NZ Safety Blackwoods
  • Wiri, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 03 Jul, 2024
Full time Manufacturing Transport and Logistics Procurement/ Sourcing/Merchandising

Job Description

Job no: YPXEQ
Category: Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Full Time, Operations Continuous Improvement and Planning Manager to join our DC Operations team based in Wiri, Manukau.

The primary responsibility of this role is the design, implementation and success of operational process improvements that align with the organisation's purpose and strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the functionality and effectiveness of the Manhattan Scale Warehouse Management System (WMS) and DC Automation.
  • Deliver sustainable continuous improvements through systematic thinking, transparency, stakeholder engagement and documentation.
  • Supporting DC and Operations Managers to improve the efficiency and accuracy of operations.
  • Facilitating workshops to identify opportunities and manage change to ensure new processes are delivered, monitored and reviewed.
  • Overseeing the accurate documentation of DC processes.
  • WMS subject matter expert. Support the Operations Team with WMS issues.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Will have a Continuous Improvement background, be self-driven, and strive to deliver quality in all you do. As well as:

  • 5 - 10 years industry experience in a similar role (Continuous Improvement/Business Analyst/Project Management/) in an operation of a similar size
  • Work experience within the business and familiarity with ERP and WMS systems is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in a retail, FMCG or industrial B2B supply environment is preferable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in process and future state mapping
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong knowledge of ERP and WMS software
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills and demonstrate change management abilities

About Us:

We are extremely proud of our company and values-driven culture, our focus on sustainability and making a positive impact on our community fit nicely together with our corporate cornerstones of being commercial, delivering results and engaging people. As a leader in the industrial products and specialist services market, supplying apparel, safety products, engineering and packaging solutions to our customers throughout New Zealand.

NZ Safety Blackwoods is all about taking care – taking care of our customers, our community and each other.


  • Hybrid working model + great company culture!
  • Company incentive + shares!
  • Great staff discounts on a wide variety of products
  • Free on-site staff parking + career growth opportunities

Apply now and tell us why it is you that we should be welcoming into our NZ Safety Blackwoods family!

NZ Safety Blackwoods promotes and adheres to the principles and practices of diversity. We are also very proud to be an official partner of KidsCan and a Mates In Construction Impact Premium Partner