Operations and Maintenance Manager

Operations and Maintenance Manager

Auckland, New Zealand.
Full time

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses and in the parcel market.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 7,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.8 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for future-proof logistic process automation.

With a rich history of innovation and a commitment to exceeding customer expectations, we are seeking a dynamic Operations & Maintenance Manager to join our dedicated team in Wiri, Auckland.

Your Position

As the Operations & Maintenance Manager at Vanderlande Industries, you will serve as the primary point of contact for the customer regarding all operational and technical matters. Reporting directly to the Senior Operations & Maintenance Manager, your responsibilities will include ensuring the smooth operation of our maintenance and operations teams. Additionally, you will play an active role in fostering the growth and success of our service offerings.

Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee the maintenance and operations of the entire site automated material handling system.

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of our site-based service team, operating in a cold environment zero 

  • Lead and manage the site-based maintenance team.

  • Coordinate with customers and subcontractors to ensure efficient maintenance operations.

  • Identify contract variations and sales opportunities onsite.

  • Continuously enhance the performance of the site-based maintenance team.

  • Communicate performance metrics internally and with customers.

  • Manage shift schedules and activities of the site-based service teams.

  • Identify improvement opportunities, develop improvement plans, and implement them effectively.

  • Handle escalations and site incidents around 24/7 basis

  • Drive performance improvement initiatives.

  • Provide coordination during significant incidents.

About You

  • Possesses a Technical Education background, preferably in Electrical or Mechanical engineering.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in electrical, mechanical, and control systems.

  • Proven track record in a management or team leader role.

  • Background in automated handling systems, logistics industry, and/or system integration business is preferred.

  • Exhibits strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experienced in collaborating with 3rd party service providers as subcontractors.

  • Familiarity with service contracts is advantageous.

  • Possesses an entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrates natural leadership with a strong personality.

  • Shows a strong customer focus and a drive for continuous improvement.

  • Capable of thinking and acting on a long-term basis, including building, planning, and executing vision.

  • Autonomous, highly self-driven, and willing to be hands-on when necessary.

What we offer

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to someone who is a team player with a positive, energetic attitude and work ethic as well as the ability to think outside the square. We offer unlimited career growth and development within the regional and global organisation. You also have the opportunity to work from home. 

In a world of technology, Vanderlande believes in people – its employees make the difference in everything the company does.

To apply for this unique and exciting opportunity, submit your resume.

Diversity & Inclusion 

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you are a results-driven professional with a passion for leadership and operations excellence, ready to contribute to the success of a global industry leader, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter.

ID checks will be performed to verify work entitlements in Australia.