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Stores & Logistics Supervisor

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity


  • Apply today to join CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency
  • Provide critical support across a broad range of operational functions
  • Enjoy the challenge of working in a hands-on and busy environment

CSIRO has a complex property portfolio of owned and leased facilities that includes over 1,000 buildings spread across 59 locations within Australia and in three countries overseas. This scientific research, (including National Research Infrastructure) and office/administration facilities are diverse in ownership, type of property, age and condition. The property portfolio is managed by CSIRO’s Business and Infrastructure Services unit (CBIS) which has offices in each state.


This role of the Stores and Logistics Supervisor is to coordinate a broad range of CSIRO operational functions focussed on stores, mail & freight, waste management, Fleet administration and logistical support to CSIRO Business and Infrastructure Services (CBIS). This service provision may be to one or more sites.


See your everyday contributions make a difference to the smooth operations by supplying vital and critical support to CSIRO. Utilise your strong leadership capabilities to support a small team where you will lead by example and be hands-on and collaborative by nature.


Your duties will include:


  • Supervising the Stores day to day operations as well as the logistics for the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) region, including coordinating workloads, leave as needed.
  • Provide a high-quality stores and logistics service to all CSIRO staff and customers and business partners at the ACT regional sites
  • Ensure the efficient, timely and accurate receipt and dispatch of all material goods through the store, to and from the site(s) including the coordination of bulky goods direct to the customer or remote destination.
  • Ensuring mail and freight items are recorded/received/held/dispatched as necessary and specialist packaging issues such as dangerous goods, frozen or cold samples, critical timeframes, specialist freight services, etc, are understood, considered and implemented in consultation with the customers;
  • Ensure appropriate inventory control in the store and liaise with customers for future needs and change requirements with stock held;
  • Facilitate the efficient procurement of specified goods/ services and ensure that this is achieved in accordance with CSIRO Policies;
  • Coordinate the internal dispatch and pick-up of goods in-line with agreed terms and available resourcing across the site(s);
  • Provide administrative support in respect to the vehicle fleet, and being the site fleet contact ensuring that inspection, cleaning, repairs and servicing are undertaken by responsible parties as required. May also include other fleet duties as directed;
  • Ensure the safe provision of fork/pallet lift requirements for receival and dispatch of bulky goods.
  • As part of the CBIS facility support team, coordinate and/or assist with the delivery of logistic and site services such as waste management and other services;
  • Develop and maintain stores operating procedures for safe efficient operation
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within your team, the business unit and across CSIRO, to reach objectives.


Location: Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT

Salary: AU$63,594 to AU$80,937 pa (pro-rata for part-time) + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 87421


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

To be considered you will need:


  • Relevant skills and experience in the planning and supervision of a stores and logistics service including inventory control and stocktake in accordance with established procurement guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to take initiative, plan, coordinate, develop and maintain operational procedures, prioritise activities and work independently to achieve service outcomes.
  • Proven experience finding solutions to promote improved solutions in work situations, trying creative ways to deal with problems and opportunities.
  • Customer service experience, and proven ability to foster a collaborative work environment and encourage active participation by all team members.
  • Demonstrated keyboard and data entry skills and experience in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel & Outlook) and routine administration.


  • Sound knowledge of specialist and dangerous goods management relating to samples, research materials, gases and other dangerous goods.
  • Forklift licence (or be prepared to undergo training to obtain a forklift licence)


For full details about this role please review the Position Description

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Sunday 21 August, 11:00pm AEST