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Commercial and Operation Manager

Full time
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Nufarm Americas
Agriculture, forestry & fisheries
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Do you have a proven track record in a logistics management role, a deep understanding of supply chain operations and network optimisation and a safety comes first mindset? Would you embrace the challenge of being part of a thriving global business where you can explore new ideas, get creative, be heard and have some fun along the way? Then unearth the possibilities at Nufarm and see how far your career could take you.

How can you unearth the possibilities with Nufarm?

The dependable partner behind thousands of agricultural success stories, at Nufarm we’ve been finding better ways to fight weeds and disease and increase our customers crop yields for over 100 years. Indeed, it’s their ever-changing needs that inspires us to stay agile and create an energetic work environment where, together, we can all make a difference. Join us, and you’ll feel empowered to be who you are and unlock your potential, in a place where we trust and respect one another and celebrate our differences.

What’s possible?

This challenging role will see you split your time between daily operational oversight and driving strategic visions. Working closely with the Global Logistics Category Lead, you’ll be responsible for negotiating sea and air freight rates with carriers and identifying opportunities for cost reduction and shipment flow improvement. We’ll also rely on you to deliver excellent customer service while acting as an interface with Nufarm regional functions and external logistics service providers. Providing support to pricing inquiries, overseeing import and export operations across regions, creating and maintaining detailed financial reporting and maintaining an effective training program – all are aspects of this multi-faceted role.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and executing international logistics strategies, including visons for people, processes and technology
  • Focusing on driving operation efficiency and cost-effectiveness to support departmental efficiencies and enable company growth
  • Providing leadership and solution-oriented problem solving on strategic projects and Identifying opportunities for cost reduction and shipment flow improvement
  • Developing standard operating procedures and scheduling/shipping practices for efficiently carrying out logistics activities

What you’ll need to bring

We’ll expect you to have a bachelor’s degree in business, Supply Chain or Operations, good knowledge of international shipping, lots of initiative and a detail-oriented and highly organised approach.

You’ll also need:

  • Excellent negotiation skills regarding rates and service with logistics service providers
  • Proven experience of managing logistics service providers
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to build strong business partnerships
  • The ability to work independently and demonstrate thought leadership and excellent problem-solving abilities

That’s just what we think, we’d love to hear from you what you think is possible. #unearththepossibilities

If you want to be a part of a thriving, supportive environment and are inspired by the prospect of being a part of something bigger, we’d love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment decisions are decided based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We are committed to building an inclusive environment for all Nufarm employees.