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Director, Defence Logistics Network Optimisation

Australian Public Service - Campbell, ACT

Manufacturing & Industrial
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Within the Defence Directorate of Logistics Network Optimisation (DDLNO), the EL2 Director DDLNO works with considerable independence and is accountable to perform and achieve very complex logistics work within an integrated workforce. They will be responsible for influencing and developing strategies, policies, priorities and operational practices in support of Defence objectives based on high level decision making and judgement.

The EL2 Director DDLNO is required to research, analyse and provide advice on the requirement, processes and strategies for establishing policy, legislation and arrangements for National Support, at both National and Defence levels as well as assist in the development of policy and strategies relevant to National Support arrangements.

The EL2 Director DDLNO is also required to research, analyse and provide advice on current government policy and legislation associated with National Support arrangements and liaise with appropriate organisations within and outside the Department. In conjunction with other National Support Directorates and other ADFHQ elements, The EL2 Director DDLNO will staff matters for decision by higher authorities.

The EL2 Director DDLNO, under broad direction, will plan, direct and control the work of the Directorate through strong leadership and direction. They will contribute to reviews, studies and projects, either as a team leader or a team member and represent the Department or Government at meetings, conferences and seminars.

About our Team
The Directorate of Defence Logistics Network Optimisation (DDLNO) is a reshaped team within Strategic Logistics Branch. This Branch is overseen by the Deputy Commander Joint Logistics whose primary accountability is to lead and shape a future-focused logistics enterprise ready to support the ADF of the future (5-10 year horizon). The Branch comprises four Directorates which have responsibilities to engage in the Capability Lifecycle, develop strategy, concepts and training, as well as support international partnerships to achieve logistics access and interoperability outcomes.

Until recently DDLNO focused on the National Support Base including developing and strengthening access to, and partnerships with, state and territory jurisdictions and their key logistics infrastructure networks and nodes. The team is shifting from a focus on state and territory jurisdiction relationships to using data to drive visibility and effective use of logistics networks: The team will:

  • Define and optimise the Defence Logistics Network with Defence, Industry and other government partners supported by the introduction of business intelligence, simulation, experimentation and data-driven insight.
  • Grow and manage the Logistics Network to meet changing needs of the Defence enterprise and assure access to strategic infrastructure nodes
  • Expand understanding and visibility of the Logistics Network in Defence and Government.

In essence this is the ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘who’ and ‘how well’ of Defence’s Logistics Network.

Our Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role we think you should have some of the following capability or experience:

  • You are a leader, balancing vision with getting things done and delivering tangible outcomes.
  • You are analytical and have a strong grasp of how networks, systems or logistics function.
  • You are an excellent relationship builder and can influence across diverse roles/sectors.
  • You are expert at asking the right questions and then collaborating with teams, partners or industry to design a plan of work to answer them.
  • You may have a technical business intelligence background or experience in logistics or a related sector such as warehousing and distribution, shipping, aviation, fuels or Defence capability programs.