Production Manager - Wraps

Posted on 03-Oct-2017
Application Close Date: 24-Oct-2017
Job Details
Manufacturing/ Production
Position Type:
Full Time
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  • Key manufacturing leadership opportunity, brand new product line!
  • Ideal for Production Managers with CI & Commissioning experience
  • 12 Month Contract role, potential for perm


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.


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. This newly-created contract Production Manager role will take responsibility for the install, start-up and successful ongoing production of the new Wraps line at our West Footscray site, part of our exciting new ‘One Night in Mexico' product range.


Initially running on a day and afternoon shift, this critical role will see you:


  • Work closely with the Engineering and Project teams to achieve a successful install, start-up and ongoing production of the new Wraps line
  • Provide leadership, direction and development for your newly established team
  • Support the development & implementation of the OH&S, Hygiene and Environmental, Quality and Maintenance programs for the line
  • Build strong relationships with other site teams and establish effective communication mechanisms to ensure ongoing success
  • Actively drive continuous improvement to ensure best practice and ongoing improvement


To be successful in this role you will need:


  • 5 - 10 years' similar experience within a manufacturing business, in a leadership capacity
  • A proven mix of production, commissioning/installation and process improvement experience
  • Excellent leadership skills, in order to lead and inspire new shift teams
  • Experience with Wraps or Tortilla production would be highly desirable, but not essential
  • Experience in moving a project from install to successful operation is highly desirable


This key role offers a rare mix of responsibilities, as you work closely with all site leads and the project team to ensure the line is successfully installed and operational, and the production team is sufficiently trained and engaged to ensure we meet our production commitments.


Despite the contract nature of this role, success in this highly visible position could open many more doors in your Goodman Fielder career.


What are you waiting for? Apply now.