Senior Transport Specialist - ANZ

Specialization:  Supply Chain/ Logistics/ Planning/ Production Planning/ Procurement/ Wareho

Eastwood, SA, AU, 5063

Date Posted:  30 Jun 2024

About the role


Join our Supply Chain in this newly created position – reporting directly to the Head of Supply Chain. You will identify areas of opportunity across Bridgestone’s Australia and New Zealand operations to improve our transport and customer service strategy. This includes the full scope of ‘wharf to warehouse to customer’, reverse logistics and manufacturing transport.


You will support systems and processes to identify opportunities to improve services, reduce costs and act on trends and feedback opportunities to drive continuous improvement.


Monitor agreed and best in class KPI’s to identify improvements and make recommendations, provide transport solutions to remedy performance limitations and maintain contractual agreements to meet service requirements in this pivotal role.


You will work closely with all Australia and New Zealand team members, providing ongoing support and service solutions for all key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities


  • Employ tools and strategies to review our transportation services and support continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives
  • Support warehousing and logistics improvement projects
  • Plan, organise and attend KPI meetings with our suppliers
  • Review and assess transport rate reviews and manage and administer quarterly rate increases to contracts
  • Identify opportunities for improved services, assist with third party contract creation including recommending parameters, and maintain established contracts
  • Lead tender activities in conjunction with our procurement team to ensure our transport operations are effective and ongoing

About you


  • Tertiary qualifications in Logistics will be highly regarded
  • Strong transport and logistics acumen with demonstrated experience in a related industry
  • Experience reviewing, recommending and building transport solutions to meet business requirements
  • Understanding of core transport management applications
  • Strong communication skills at all levels, including effectively managing communication with third-party carriers and time/project management capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to use data and metrics to influence change
  • Experience working with transport and logistics computer systems (preferably SAP) and supported by PC-based tools (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • A proven team player with the ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, and flexibility to achieve organisational goals



As a market leader, we are passionate about providing great benefits, exceptional training, and ongoing career opportunities for our employees. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package including an incentive program and employee discounts.

About us


A renowned global leader in tyres and rubber, Bridgestone is striving towards a vision to provide both social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company.


With sustainability at the core of our business and guided by the values of our Bridgestone E8 Commitment, Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tyres and advanced solutions backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.


In Australia, Bridgestone offers a range of services and solutions to all segments of the Australian market. Our extensive range of quality tyres is complemented by the provision of mechanical and fleet services through the company’s nationwide retail network of Bridgestone Select and Bridgestone Service Centres, mobile service provider Lube Mobile, and the manufacturing and sale of quality retreads through Bandag Pty Limited.