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Date:  Nov 18, 2023
Job Req ID:  16342
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  AU
State:  NSW
City:  Sydney
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Inventory and Warehouse Manager ANZ


The name might be different but our iconic range remains the same and includes Nutri-Grain, Special K, Sultana Bran and Coco Pops (cereals), LCMs and Pringles (snacks).  Our purpose drives what we do, to create better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands. 

Due to an internal move, we’re looking to appoint a new Inventory & Warehouse Manager, ANZ.  Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager for ANZ, the primary focus of the role is to maintain and manage the integrity of the company working capital portfolio and manage the daily operations of our  warehouses across Australia & New Zealand.  You will have daily contact with our 3PL partners to provide direction and ensure they are coordinating and managing our finished goods and inventory so we can in turn deliver to our customer needs.

Our business is changing, the new name is just the start!  We’re growing and there are exciting things to come, we want to ensure that from a Supply Chain perspective we are forward thinking and working with our partners to enable our evolution.  

A taste of what you’ll be doing:

  • Develop and drive the strategy to manage our inventory and warehouse footprint across ANZ through our 3PL partners
  • P&L responsibility for warehousing costs across ANZ with a responsibility to drive cost efficiency through the Network
  • Manage the performance of our 3PL partners to deliver to our business needs 
  • Ownership of inventory on hold and ensuring appropriate controls are in place
  • Work with our Customer Service team to minimize any potential stock shortages, manage short shelf-life stock and control promotional activity at a finished goods warehouse level
  • Manage our finished goods inventory control through effective procedures, via our SAP system and our 3PL WMS to ensure a high level of accuracy and timely allocation of inventory
  • Track inventory cost drivers and implement programs to manage costs down, balancing the reduction in working capital whilst delivering on our service commitments to our customers   


Your recipe for success:
Our ideal candidates is someone who has previous experience in a similar role, ideally from the FMCG industry, this role involves working at pace!  Previous experience managing relationships with 3PL providers to deliver business outcomes and holding accountable to agreed KPI’s.  Experience with inventory-based WMS is advantageous.  
You will develop and maintain, effective & robust relationships with internal and external parties to influence and negotiate with the objective of consistently driving results.
Attention to detail in this type of role is a given.
We require someone who can think strategically so we are building efficiencies, cost savings and our capabilities for the future.  


About Kellanova:
Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles and plant-based foods.  With a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands including Pringles, Pop-Tarts, we manufacture a range of cereals including Nutri-Grain, Coco Pops, Cornflakes, Rice Bubbles and many more!
Our Total Health benefits is a holistic program that covers Physical, Financial, Emotional and Social health.  Our benefits are varied, with offerings to suit everybody at every stage in your life – they include a well-being allowance, 3 x ‘Being at your best days’ annually (which are three days of leave to focus on your well-being) and half day Fridays year-round plus many more.
Our Locate for your Day program is our hybrid working framework and supports the balance between working from home and the office, we don’t determine how or which days you spend in the office or at home, it’s about what works best for you and your functional team.    
As an individual you can grow and develop your career with the support of your Manager and development programs.  The benefit of a global organization is you can take your career off-shore.
At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals.  Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas and can bring their authentic selves to work.
Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that aims to provide an inclusive work environment involving everyone and embracing the diverse talent of its people.

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