Collins McNicholas

Logistics Manager Duties:

  • Member of Site Management Team.
  • Management of Logistics / SAP ERP / Continuous Improvement.
  • Lead, direct and develop the Logistics Operations on the site.
  • Develop and manage the Logistics system to support the business from a strategic and operational viewpoint.
  • Build and manage customer relationships at both strategic and operational level.
  • Motivate and manage employees to ensure organizational goals are met.
  • Management of Supply Chain Interfaces with customers and suppliers.
  • High-level understanding of SIOP (Sales Inventory Operations process).
  • Representing the Logistics Department in customer meetings and third-party audits.
  • Management oversight of the Build Plan Process with the Logistics & Production Teams.
  • Managing 4 direct reports and 6 indirect reports.
  • Own facility layout and design projects with the Production Teams, Facilities and Engineering teams (as directed by site).
  • Initiate, lead and champion lean projects (i.e. Lean Production, Lean Support and Born Lean) with the Assembly & Moulding Production areas, Engineering and support functions.
  • Drive the ongoing introduction and advancement of lean manufacturing culture, principles and practices across the site and work with Production Teams to create the Lean vision for the site.
  • Constantly promote, educate and instil the culture of waste identification and elimination throughout the plant in manufacturing and support areas.
  • Coordinate and lead general engineering tasks, which may include: creating and updating standards, maintaining BOMS and routers and leading site projects that are part of the business development plan.
  • Develop and conduct Lean training programs for employees at all levels and departments.
  • Create, maintain and refine a Lean toolkit that can include: 5S, Kaizen, TPM, quick change over, value stream mapping, & Quality Engineering.
  • Promote cross-functional and inter-site teamwork to accomplish shared objectives


Qualification and Other Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of directly related experience.
  • 5 + years’ experience in a similar role preferably in a manufacturing operation.
  • Lean /Six-sigma qualification an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of the principles of 5S, SMED, and Kaizen an advantage.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
  • Good knowledge of cost and project management.
  • Development of internal processes, procedures and policies.
  • Experience in managing costs against departmental budgets.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Management of diverse groups, strong delegation skills, coaching skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skill with strong attention to detail.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Celia Moloney on 091 706719 or email

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