K&S Freighters | Workshop Manager – Dardanup

  • Seeking talented Workshop Manager for K&S Freighters – Dardanup 
  • Join an industry leader with diverse career opportunities! 
  • Benefit from excellent salary, company car & fuel card
  • Enjoy a work life balance role with no weekends

Why join us here at K&S?

Our brand is well known for its innovative and customer focused service, founded on the principles of continuous improvement. We support this with an open, engaging and accountable culture that encompasses over 2,700 employees, this number continues to grow daily!

From our humble beginnings in Mount Gambier more than 75 years ago, we have evolved and grown to be one of the largest transport companies operating in Australia & New Zealand. We are committed to delivering a high standard of work with a strong safety culture.

At K&S, our people are our assets, and we are committed to their ongoing commitment and growth, through leading by example and ensuring that our culture is one of inclusivity and collaboration.

Be a leader for a national industry leader!!

 

The Exciting Opportunity

Based at our Dardanup workshop, you will have autonomy to manage your team and be supported by well established processes, procedures, managers with extensive experience in the industry and a company history and reputation that spans over 70 years.

You will be responsible for a team of approximately 15

You will have proven ability and experience in the management of team coaching and training, building strong relationships with our customers and ensuring the day to day operations of the workshop is run in a professional and profitable manner.

Being part of an Australian wide company will broaden your career and your professional development as you get the opportunity to travel and work from other workshops, attend national conferences and be part of a wider leadership group. You will be able to develop through specialist skills in people and financial management.

The role can be classified into the following main categories

  • Leadership: Leading a team to deliver the highest levels of customer service for our customers, you will take them on the journey of excellence and professional development and mould the team to deliver consistent business and personal goals and targets
  • Safety Champion:  Strong ability to champion our HS&E and safety polices and procedures, ensuring the team understand the WHY and the value of a safety culture for positive outcomes and the maintenance of our assets
  • Business Acumen: Strong understanding of managing expenses and profitability, having ownership of your business unit within the confines of company policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Strong communication skills, the ability to develop highly effective working relationships by building credibility, respect, and rapport with internal and external networks,
  • Self motivated, you will take ownership of your business unit and ensure it is run within the policies and procedures of the company
  • Ability to make business decisions, recognise trends and develop recommendations, strategies, plans, policies and solutions that meet individual and organisational needs
  • Strong focus and proven ability to instill a strong safety culture
  • Heavy vehicle mechanical experience
  • Vehicle Trade Certificate

In return, you will enjoy

  • Bi annual work conferences
  • Exposure to exciting projects within the business
  • Fantastic salary + Company vehicle + Fuel Card
  • Ongoing commitment to your growth and personal development
  • Supportive and collaborative culture
  • Work life balance, home every night and no weekends
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

This highly desirable role will fill fast, apply without delay. 

Please note that candidates will be required to undertake a pre – employment medical and must have the right to work in Australia without restriction. 

Please contact Lavinia on 03 8744 3537 for a confidential discussion today!.


 

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