Site Operations Manager

Posted on 03-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 31-Aug-2017
Job Details
Manufacturing/ Production
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder is a leading regional food company across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. We have a portfolio of iconic and trusted brands that Australians have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week, including Helga's, Wonder White, Praise, White Wings, MeadowLea, and many more. Our vision is to be the leading and most innovative local food company, creating food that people love. 


In March 2015 Goodman Fielder was acquired by Wilmar International and First Pacific. In partnership we have a strong platform of brands and combined horsepower. Wilmar International has over 450 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. First Pacific owns 50% of Indonesia's largest food company, Indofood.


We are currently experiencing times of change and growth with continued capital investment across our business which only means one thing – Exciting times. This is a key leadership role at one of our flagship sites, manufacturing our range of grocery including products such as Praise mayonnaise and dressings, and a range of bakery products.


Specifically, you will:


  • Inspire your team of six through coaching and strong leadership in order to build a high performing leadership team
  • Implement standards, programs, and processes to optimise the use of our workforce in order to achieve and exceed safety, quality, production and cost targets
  • Manage the site capital plan & implementation, and lead the GF Continuous Improvement process as you build an ongoing engaged culture of improvement and accountability at all levels
  • Identify and develop the Site Strategic Plan annually and identify/execute actions to support this strategy


To be successful in this role you will need:


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification – B. Eng, B. Food Tech or similar
  • At least 10 years proven manufacturing experience, with 5-6 years leadership experience, including experience in leading a site
  • Strong leadership, coaching, and influencing skills, with a drive to succeed through times of change
  • Related FMCG/industry experience, with exposure to Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • An ability to work under pressure, in a matrix environment with multiple competing priorities and projects


This is a highly visible role, with the opportunity to really take your career, and the Erskine Park site, to the next level.


At Goodman Fielder, we aim to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer long term careers.


What are you waiting for? Apply now.