Shift Production Manager

Permanent / Full Time|
Posted 4 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:
We are seeking a Shift Production Manager to support the Production Manager by engaging, developing and leading your team to deliver world class products.
You will drive best practice and continuous improvement initiatives to maximise efficiencies and improve operational performance. With a focus on safety, and a passion for quality, you will partner with stakeholders to deliver consistent results. 

  • Engage, lead, motivate and develop your team through effective people management strategies ensuring capability of people to achieve individual, team and overall site objectives
  • Involve the team by encouragement and motivating to deliver safety excellence and promote risk awareness
  • Drive performance on a daily basis across the lines ensuring delivery on time sensitive production deadlines
  • Ensure that the labour cost base is the most productive, efficient and cost competitive for the industry
  • Assist in the development of reporting for key operational indicators including labour optimisation, overtime, throughput rates and inventory control
  • Identify, drive and embed continuous improvement initiatives and operational efficiency programmes
  • Monitor and keep within budget, seeking approval for out of scope spend
  • Working cross functionally, building strong relationships with different stakeholders and working as one team
About you:
  • Experience in managing a manufacturing facility (ideally you would have pet food/meat industry or high-risk food manufacturing experience)
  • Passionate about driving continuous improvement initiatives, to improve safety, efficiencies and reliability
  • Inclusive in management style, with the capabilities to engage a team and create a collaborative working environment
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills with the ability to communicate cross functionally to build strong relationships and influence key stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical skills with the strong capabilities of working with multiple pieces of data and transforming them into meaningful relevant information for employees to understand
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Proven track record of achieving departmental business plans and productivity agendas
  • Implemented and promoted continuous improvement initiatives, familiar with a culture of 5S, TPM, LEAN/Six Sigma
  • A curious nature with high decision quality and ability to stand alone
  • Driven to make a difference through influencing others 
  • Ideally have tertiary qualifications in Food Science, Engineering or related discipline 
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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