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Production/Operations Manager (Food Manufacturing)

Salary: Negotiable Location: Melbourne Ref: NI/01095
Description: Production/Operations Manager (Food Production)

Our client is a very strong international business with high values of integrity and delivering high standards across their fresh food technology and manufacturing business. Growth has allowed them to develop a new facility in north Melbourne

The situation has arisen for a new Production/Operations Manager to join, grow and lead their team, someone who can steer performance and growth. Reporting to the GM your leadership, quality and production improvement skills will serve to create a strong team culture with an emphasis on safety, quality and efficiency.

Responsibilities will include:

Manage the day to day running of the business
Oversee Production Team and achieve production targets
Guide, mentor and train staff
Drive continuous improvement in both production & planning
Ensure all products are fully costed to determine margins
Co-Ordinate & drive New Product Development
Assess & implement Process Improvement
Oversee QA Team & Assessing PIF material
Manage production planning and scheduling, Procurement & Purchasing
Proficient with SAP systems
Meet daily targets for output
Ensure QC's are achieved
Staff recruitment, rostering & discipline

The successful applicant will possess:

A tertiary qualification in Food would be highly regarded as is substantial industry experience
Previous experience in a similar role within an FMCG company (Fresh Produce experience an advantage)
Demonstrable experience in Lean Manufacturing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven team player
Ability to adapt to and manage change
Experience in costings essential
Be very hands on in Production
Complete understanding of fresh produce processing


Should you feel your skills match the above requirements, please initially forward your current CV to nigel.irwin@osbornerichardson.com.au

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