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Production Manager

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Production Manager to join this rapidly emerging Australian fresh food market leader.

The Company
A privately owned food manufacturing company centrally located in the Yarra Valley specialising in quality Australian fresh food for the retail industry. 

The Role
Reporting into the CEO, we are seeking to appoint a hands-on and diverse Production Manager to be located at the Yellingbo manufacturing site. You will be an integral member of the site leadership team responsible for providing leadership and direction to implement processes and procedures as the site continues its journey to achieve world class manufacturing standards. 

The Production Manager will be required to bring technical and analytical expertise combined with strong organisational skills and an engaging approach to team development to drive improvement of KPI's.  Demonstrating a wide understanding of operational functions including the creation of Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), food safety standards, maintenance of equipment, HACCP, quality, production and inventory control, labour management and team training and development, will not only allow you to succeed in this role, but potentially progress further within the organisation as it grows. 

Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing or related food /beverage industry discipline and worked in a similar role within an FMCG manufacturing environment. The ability to demonstrate an uncompromising approach to safety and quality is critical to lead the production team's capability and performance to produce food safely and timely for consumers.  Additional selection criteria includes:
  • Well-developed people management skills - communicating effectively and developing people will be considered a priority.
  • Exceptional communication skills - ability to connect, engage and collaborate in a hands-on way with others.
  • First rate planning and organisational skills - effective use of your time plus pride in delivering.
  • Problem solving - you will view problems as opportunities and enjoy taking a creative and fresh approach to make things happen.
  • Sound judgment and decision making ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to train and drive a strong Safety culture.
  • Experience working across high-care fresh foods, frozen foods, and across all areas of maintenance in a food manufacturing plant.
For More Information
Here at Miller Leith we are open to having a conversation about your next career move. For a brief, confidential discussion, please contact Eugene Lane-Mullins at [email protected] or 0481 156 010.  
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