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Supply Chain & Logistics Manager

Job Introduction

The Opportunity 

With a growing diverse portfolio of quality animal products Dechra Veterinary Products is seeking an experienced and passionate Supply Chain & Logistics Manager. The position will efficiently and safely supervise supply chain functions including purchasing, supply, inventory control and product dispatch from the Australian warehouse. It will also be focused on driving the development and continuous improvement of an effective and efficient, customer driven supply chain network to support Dechra’s growth agenda.

Role Responsibility

The Challenge

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate’s key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimise supply chain operations as per Dechra’s strategic plans
  • Manage all procurement activities, including vendor selection, negotiation of pricing, MOQs, terms and other support as required
  • Implement supply chain best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to ensure effectiveness and delivery against set KPIs
  • Develop, manage, and maintain relationships with all stakeholders including third parties to facilitate the delivery of on time products.
  • Utilise the demand plan to ensure adequate stock availability to meet customer demand
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the warehouse team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous learning.
  • Communicate within Dechra across business units to collaboratively achieve targets 
  • Conduct regular supplier audits and internal stocktake
  • Support company wide initiatives to improve service levels to our customers.

The Ideal Candidate

About You

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to here from those who have/are:

  • 5 years' experience in a similar role. We would also be interested in hearing from you if you are ready to progress to the next stage in your career.
  • Strong analytical skills and a pragmatic approach to systems, policy and procedure
  • Previous experience as a people leader who can drive continuous improvement and a positive workplace culture
  • A proven commitment to safety and the environment with an infectious passion for improvement
  • Strong knowledge of inventory management principles including forecast management, inventory planning, demand & supply planning and order optimisation
  • Demonstrated numerical literacy skills
  • The ability to organise, plan and deliver a plan/schedule
  • Initiative-taking and enthusiastic 
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal

Note: some ad hoc travel may be required. There is also the potential that this role will have Possible exposure to penicillin and penicillin products. 

Package Description

What we offer our employees

  • A competitive remuneration is on offer (based on experience)
  • Flexibility 
  • 9 day fortnight
  • Participation in annual incentive scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Well-being benefits
  • Product benefits

About the Company

Dechra is a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sales of high-quality veterinary products worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleague globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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