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Chief Executive Officer

AWH Pty Ltd - Lara, VIC

Executive & Strategic Management
Source: uWorkin


With over 20 years’ experience as one of Australia’s leading logistics and warehousing specialist service providers, AWH provides storage, handling, freight forwarding and inventory management services for import, export and domestic distribution. AWH is Australia’s largest wool and independent cotton handler and specializes in the agri-business, construction, renewable energy and retail/wholesale industry sectors. They are seeking a strong operations and strategy focused CEO to lead them into their next phase of growth.

Job Description

Reporting into the Board, and with the support of a strong Executive leadership team, the CEO role will have several phases and areas defined in order to be successful. These will include:

  • Working closely with the Executive team and the Board, analysing and improving operational areas within the business, chiefly to assist in decreasing cost within the operations and driving robust profit growth.
  • Evolving and further diversifying the business, de-risking the AWH operations with additional products and customer channels.
  • Support and empower the sales and business development areas, engaging with key clients as required to drive growth and new business opportunities.
  • Representing the AWH business from an industry perspective, attending events, driving thought processes across policy and key channels and engaging the wider eco-system to benefit the customer sectors and related industries.
  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the long-term success of the business. They will drive Board and Executive agendas across further growth prospects, possible M&A options, brand and marketing options and other related strategies, while also facilitating operational changes to optimise the AWH business.

The Successful Applicant

This CEO role has a full suite of options in terms of future success and growth, and therefore requires an exceptional leader with the following traits:

  • Extensive experience across the Storage, Distribution, Freight, Transport, Logistics and related sectors is highly advantageous in this role. A strong client network across Agriculture, FMCG, Manufacturing and related sectors will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrable experience driving strong operational outcomes and efficiencies, with a clear history of process improvement and change management. Success in integrating these types of programs will be a core component in assessment for this role.
  • A strong track record of P&L management, with prior CEO or large divisional P&L management.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with a proven ability to adapt across cultures and environments and drive outcomes across a wide range of different business communities.
  • The role is based in the Head Office in Lara, Victoria. The ability to commute to this site daily is a pre-requisite for this role.

What’s On Offer

A market leading executive salary package and bonus scheme are on offer along with a rare and creative mandate to grow and change an established and well supported business that is a key part of the market it serves.

If you are interested, please apply through Seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/52451729