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Operations Manager Afghanistan

Operations Manager Afghanistan



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MELABS, (Middle East Logistics and Base Support) is a Contract with the Commonwealth of Australia that provides services to the ADF (Australian Defence Force) operating in the Middle East. The Contract provides domestics services, maintenance, transport, catering, procurement and a range of other support tasks at facilities occupied by the ADF. This position will be Fly-in/Fly-out from the UAE.

The purpose of the position is to be responsible to Head of Support Services for the management of all MELABS operations and subcontracts in Afghanistan. The intent is to have one Manager in Kandahar (KAF), one in Tarin Kowt (TK), and one in UAE (AMAB). The role will be management position overseeing service delivery and directing locally employed staff.

Main responsibilities:
-Serco`s single point of contact for the ADF activities in BAF, KBL, and BAF.
-Management of all subcontracts with the major focus on asset hire and management services.
-Coordination of local procurement activities
-Coordination/overseeing the delivery of all local procurement items arriving into KAF and KBL
Collection of Supplies Acceptance Certificates (SAC) from designated ADF representatives within 72 hours of delivery of cargo/goods and on-forwarding to the Logistic Manager - MELABS.
-Establishment and maintenance of the asset register. - Overseeing/managing vehicle accident reports, repairs and vehicle replacement action.
-Manage the subcontractor maintenance planning and activities for the hired assets including routine maintenance scheduling. - Leadership and management of Serco and Locally Engaged Staff.
-Preparation of MELABS operational reports and submission IAW specified timings.
-Ensure timely delivery of services delivered by Serco. - Ensure all assets are maintained in serviceable, a clean and tidy state prior to handover to the ADF.
-Identifying business opportunities.
-Represent Serco in KAF, BAF and KBL as directed by Head Support Services or Contract Manager - MELABS.
-Other duties as specified by Head Support Services or Contract Manager - MELABS.

Ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years` experience in an operational, multi-cultural logistic management role in a facilities management background. You must have an understanding of risk management and OH&S, an understanding of quality assurance and process. Sound understanding of Defence contracting would be desirable.

Suitable Candidates will need to be obtain and maintain a Commonwealth Security Clearance so previous experience working with ADF would be highly desirable.

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