Site Manager

Blackbook Executive

Exciting business with a fantastic growth path. Lead change and drive improvement in this site leadership role.

  • Leader in their category of the food manufacturing industry
  • National business with excellent future opportunities
  • Progressive culture with an attractive salary package on offer
The Company

As one of the clear leaders in their category of the food manufacturing industry this business is continuing to experience strong growth from a growing category of the market. This is a fast paced and complex site that due to their growth is embarking on the next phase of their evolution and continuing to strive for excellence across all areas. This role will suit someone that thrives in an environment where you have to work broadly across the organisation and are motivated to continue progressing their career with further opportunities around the corner for those who can perform. 

The Role

As the Site Manager your role is to coach, develop and lead staff, and to drive the commercial success of the plant. Your responsibilities will focus on:
  • Support and lead an operations-based team across production, materials management, quality, safety, to achieve/exceed KPI’s and deliver on productivity targets and operational improvement.
  • Educate, coach, and facilitate operational expectations, lead change initiatives through the team leaders and supervisors, deliver on all operational KPIs.
  • Develop and maintain operations systems, ensuring staff structures and labour plans are optimised and meet the needs of the business.
  • Develop and implement improvement plans for the operation, encompassing all functions on the business when necessary.
  • Lead and coach the team in operational improvements across Health and Safety, Quality, Maintenance and Production functions.
  • Manage and report on metrics as well as instilling understanding of metrics across the group to develop a performance-based culture.
  • Lead and coach on continuous improvement initiatives in conjunction with the leadership group, to reduce cost and waste, improve productivity and quality.
  • Investigate and develop solutions with the site leadership group for operational issues across the site.
The Person
To be successful in this role you will have extensive leadership experience gained from a complex and short shelf life food manufacturing environment. You must be able to drive change and achieve excellent results through effective leadership, with a focus on cultural improvement and increasing employee engagement. Strong commercial awareness and an ability to communicate at all levels are critical to the success of the position. 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further you can contact Ricky Phare at Blackbook Executive on 03 9823 7403.