Factory Manager

Permanent / Full Time|
Posted 3 weeks ago
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At the Real Pet Food company, we are lucky that the current global situation doesn't change what Dogs and Cats love to eat. So we want to add a few more members to our growing family!

We’re a successful and expanding pet food player, born in Australia, now wagging tails worldwide. With consecutive double-digit growth years in all customers, and sales now approaching $0.5bn in Australia alone, we are one of the fastest-growing major FMCG businesses in the country… and are still hungry to deliver more for our customers.

This is where you come in:
As the Pack Leader for the site, you will be responsible for driving culture, safety, productivity, quality and continuous improvement and optimisation of all processes relating to the site operations. You will oversee all daily operations from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed.

About the role:
  • Plan, organise, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations including culture, production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Lead site in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Actively partner with the site members to track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets and current operating model
  • Foster and drive a culture of safety
  • Stay up to date with the latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Be a part of the wider ANZ Operations Management team, sharing knowledge and learnings
About you:
  • Outstanding stakeholder management, with the ability to deal with multiple stakeholders and handle competing priorities
  • A great leader with a passion for developing individuals and teams to achieve their full potential. Including the ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Experience in extrusion and air-drying is desirable
  • A curious mindset with the ability to influence, manage and challenge ideas and existing business processes
  • Operating knowledge of business and management principles as well as manufacturing principles across safety, quality, maintenance, productivity, demand creation, inventory, and warehousing
  • Proven leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, specifically as a Plant or Factory Manager
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience in the field of Business Management or related field
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred
Real Pet Food Company is an Aussie success story… Using our local ingenuity, we’ve built a reputation for the freshest products you can find. We are unique, serving real, locally sourced and made pet food - wet, dry, fresh, chilled and treats. No one knows pets quite the way we do.
We are a fast-growing, innovative FMCG Manufacturer with strong ethics and a love for keeping it real. Our success comes from having a great team of people behind some of Australia’s favourite pet food with brands such as Nature’s Gift, VIP, Ivory Coat & Farmers Market!

Please note: NO agencies will be considered during this process. We advise you to refrain from submitting unsolicited profiles
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