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We recruit, select, train and are continuously coaching to improve and develop our people. We know our success is because of the quality and the skill of our team and that they are our greatest asset. We are committed to our people and take pride in providing a safe and healthy work environment both mentally and physically.

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Who We Are

Established in 2004 by Ron Finemore, we operate one of the youngest and most modern fleets in Australia. We have industry best practice compliance accreditations that support our strong safety culture. Our head office is located in Wodonga, we are committed to improving road safety for all road users in Australia.

Operations Manager - Goulburn

  • Build on your operations experience in this highly-regarded business
  • Working with major customer accounts with secure long term contracts
  • Competitive salary package on offer, including vehicle

About the Business

Ron Finemore Transport (RFT) is a nationally recognised, regional transport and logistics business servicing the Eastern States of Australia. Established in 2004 to meet the road freight needs of regional industries and communities, RFT has grown into a leading company of over 800 people with more than 270 trucks on the road.  A strong, values-based company, RFT people are dedicated to providing safe, cost effective and reliable delivery of food and fuel products into our local communities.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is wanting to further their operations management career within a supportive and collaborative company based in Goulburn, NSW.

About the Role

Reporting to the NSW/ACT Contract Manager, and supported by a small team of operations supervisors, the Operations Manager is an integral and hands on role contributing to the successful running of this steady, mid-sized transport operation. Effectively managing driver relationships is an essential part of the role.

The Operations Manager has overall responsibility for the planning, organising and full utilisation of all equipment and drivers, as well as customer management of major contracts in temperature-controlled delivery.

With oversight of approximately 60+ drivers and 2 operations staff, the Operations Manager ensures all activities are performed safely, accurately and in accordance with legislative, company and customer requirements. This is a hands-on role including:

  • Leadership and management of people;
  • Maintaining and developing effective customer relationships;
  • Continually developing and improving levels of customer service;
  • Ensuring optimal availability and utilisation of all assigned resources;
  • Operational budget responsibilities
  • Ensuring adherence to company operating procedures;
  • Maintaining and improving EHS and safety standards.

This is a permanent, full-time and hands on role and is based at our site in Goulburn, NSW. Role is spread over 5 days including one weekend day.

About You

You are an experienced Operations Manager or senior supervisor with at least three years in transport. You understand the dynamic nature of the transport industry and the requirements of working in a professionally run operation. 

Alongside your industry experience, you have excellent people management and relationship building skills. You have a sense of urgency and a demonstrated ability to manage in a busy and complex 24/7 environment with a focus on safety, efficiency, and service. 

You are exceptionally organised and know how to stay three steps ahead of the game. You remain calm under pressure, know how to work to a plan, but also show flexibility and resilience when things need to change to meet customer needs.

Your skills and experience for this role will need to include:

  • 3+ years in Operations Management or Senior Supervisory roles (transport or similar 'just in time' model)
  • Responsibility for planning, budgeting and controlling resources with 60+ staff
  • Expert communication and decision making skills  both written and verbal
  • Experience in managing productive, major customer relationships
  • Extremely good at managing your time and prioritising tasks
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves in this hands-on role
  • Confidence in the use of IT and technology to improve efficiencies
  • Industry understanding of WHS and COR legislation would be an advantage

This is a great opportunity to apply your passion for the transport industry within an exciting and dynamic role. 

To apply, please fill out our Application Form and attach your CV including a Cover Letter explaining why you are fit for the role.

Applications close Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at 8.00am. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 

Please note, successful applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical check.

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Operations Manager - Goulburn

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