Manufacturing and Production Manager

Permanent / Full Time|
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Real Pet Food Company has built a reputation for the freshest products you can find. Disrupting the market, we are 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 pet favourites with brands such as Billy & Margot, Farmers Market, Ivory Coat & Nature’s Gift!

This is where you come in...
This newly created role will see you be responsible for developing the team with a culture of safety, consistency and responsibility, which leads to reliable delivery of plan, and quality products achieved in a highly efficient manner. The strategic development of this site is integral to our business growth, thus we will consider covering relocation costs for candidates across Australia.

This will include the following areas:
  • Provide leadership & direction for the manufacturing team, promoting a hardworking, results driven, collaborate and engaged workforce through mentoring, coaching and developing supervisors
  • Ensure safety is always at the forefront of the site – there will be heavy involvement working with the Safety Manager to assist with the site’s RTW plan, fostering a culture of safety, investigations etc.
  • Manage disciplinary procedures and ensure standard work practices are adhered to
  • Ensure the site delivers first-time quality and aim to operate within GMP guidelines at all times, as well as partaking in investigations when quality variations occur and ensuring measures are set in place, so they do not reoccur
  • Have good knowledge on recall/withdrawal process
  • Ensure production planning to ensure maximum plant utilisation
  • Coordinate resources to ensure smooth production and attainment of the proscribed targets and plan whilst working towards a reduction in overtime
  • Prioritise plant breakdown, and preventative maintenance, whilst maintaining DIFOT
The ideal candidate:
  • Proven skills in team leadership and developing individuals to achieve their full potential
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving capability and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced changing environment – when we say we are agile, it’s not just a buzz word
  • A curious mindset with the ability to influence, manage and challenge ideas and existing business processes
  • Understanding different facets of food manufacturing such as safety management in the workplace, including the operations of Quality Safety and Environmental Managements Systems
  • Exposure in negotiating EBA’s would be an advantage
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Food Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Exposure with Lean manufacturing, continuous Improvement practice within a food manufacturing environment
When you join Real Pet Food Company you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution while developing your career within an expanding FMCG company. With the continued growth of our business, this is an exciting time to join The Pack.

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