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Production Area Manager Kelso NSW Simplot Kelso NSW

Production Area Manager Kelso NSW

Kelso NSW
2020-11-11 15:47:21
Production Area Manager Kelso NSW
Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The role
• Are you a strong Production Leader with a passion for driving operational performance and continuous... improvement activities?
• Managing 2 crews across Night Shift
• Located at our Kelso food production facility in Bathurst, NSW

A fantastic opportunity now exists for an experienced Production Area Manager to join our frozen seafood production facility in Bathurst, NSW.

What you will do

Reporting to the Production Manager, you will be responsible for the safe delivery of the production plan for your area and manage two crews across the Night Shift. Whilst not essential, a sound knowledge of managing cleaning and hygiene in a manufacturing environment is ideal.

To be successful in this role you will:
• Deliver the production plan while maintaining safety and quality
• Lead the area's operations team to improve performance
• Support and develop Team Leaders, Line Leaders and the Production Team members
• Address complex people management issues
• Contribute to the development and achievement of the production budget.

We are seeking a people leader who will support Team Leaders to meet the KPI’s of Safety, Quality, Environment and Production. You will work closely with all functions across the site and provide operational data to the Production Manager and senior leadership team on a daily basis. A continuous improvement mindset is ideal for this role as we seek a production improvement approach.

What you will bring

Strengths you will bring to the role include:
• Production experience preferably gained within a food / pharmaceutical processing industry
• Understanding of CI and Lean principles
• Extensive experience in people management, with the talent to engage and motivate your team
• Demonstrate accountability for problem solving day-to-day production processing issues

Benefits & Culture
• Income protection insurance
• Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
• Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
• Access to EAP
• A variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
• Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees
• Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees
• Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.

Located two and a half hours drive from Sydney, the Bathurst region has something to offer everyone. Its combination of lifestyle choices, a strong and prosperous economy, a well-connected and friendly multicultural community and vibrant cultural life makes it an ideal location for anyone.

A supportive relocation package can be provided for interstate or intrastate applications.

You are a leader and team player who builds collaborative relationships with your direct reports, peers, and stakeholders.

If this sounds like you, please Apply online today.

Applications close 20 November 2020

Job Requisition ID: 2632

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Kelso

Country: Australia

Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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