Regional Technical Manager

Posted on 04-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 25-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. Reporting to our Hub Manager for Victoria and Tasmania and based at our Clayton site, this key role will lead the implementation of improved process control and systems to deliver improved consistency of product quality and yield.


Specifically, you will:


  • Support all 3 sites with the identification & implementation of key process improvement, to deliver business strategies in terms of cost reduction
  • Provide an interface between Operations and R&D on all NPD, technical, process and functional ingredient related initiatives
  • Ensure that the sites within the designated region have the technical capability to deliver business strategies in terms of volume growth and new product development
  • Continually build on and improve our continuous improvement culture, and support the skills training of production staff & front line leadership


To be successful in this role you will need:


  • 5 years' similar experience within a manufacturing business
  • A background in Operations, Engineering and/or CI roles is essential, or even a background in food technology and NPD Commercialisation
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent project management and communication skills, with the ability to influence at all levels of the business
  • A passion for improvement and driving change across multiple teams at multiple sites
  • A background in Baking/Food would be ideal but is not essential
  • Mobility for travel is essential, subject to project and site demands


What can we offer you?


In return for your passion and success, we will reward you with a competitive remuneration package and help you to achieve your personal and professional growth and development objectives. 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.