Production Manager


At DON, we aim to delight people every day with the simple pleasure of good food! We are currently seeking an experienced Production Manager.

  • Develop your future with us!
  • Global Business
  • Castlemaine, VIC
About Us
The DON brand is Australia’s most loved smallgoods brand and creates a range of bacon, ham, continentals, franks and salami in our Castlemaine facility.
Our site is a state-of-the-art facility and is the largest manufacturer in regional Victoria with approximately 1,300 team members. 

About the Job
We produce a large range of meat-based products and rely on our dedicated workforce to create these much-loved products. We are currently seeking an experienced Production Manager in our Bacon Team.   In this role, you will manage a team to ensure the highest standard of Food and Employee safety and produce products of a consistent quality which will delight our customers every day.

If you have a passion for safety, achieving results, and a solid foundation in production but are looking for the next step in your career, this could be the role for you.
Responsibilities include:
  • Have a strong commitment to safety - actively strive to eliminate any serious injuries or environmental incidents.
  • Drive lean and continuous improvement projects across manufacturing.
  • Lead the team to deliver on budgets, Improvement projects and minimise operational costs, while focusing on quality and the customer experience.
  • Provide strong leadership and direction to the operations team to ensure a consistently high level of service.
  • Responsible for the operational targets including monthly performance updates against budget and recommendations for improvements.
  • Overseeing compliance and operational performance including milestone updates on quality, volume output, downtime, DIFOT and maintenance.
  • Contribute to and support marketing product and innovation strategies.
  • Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the company’s strategic initiatives are achieved
  • Manage spending against budget, controlling spending in relation to changes in production volume
  • Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control program
About You
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a similar high volume production role preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in reviewing, refining or overhauling processes to ensure manufacturing plants are efficient and productive.
  • Proven track record of professional development of team members with the ability to lead and engage others in driving a high-performance culture.
  • Sound financial management skills with previous experience in successfully planning and managing budgets.
  • Strong & effective communication skills to lead and inspire the operations team.
  • Ability to work under pressure while motivating others and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to review processes and develop strategies to improve efficiencies.
If this sounds like you then press Apply Now to join our team!  
Please note that extra precautions are being taken at this time to protect our people, our business and our community. All employees are undergoing daily temperature assessment before entering the facility and prior to commencing, you will complete a pre-employment medical assessment.
At DON and George Weston Foods, we are an equal opportunity employer. We embrace inclusion and diversity and celebrate what makes us unique. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment. 

If you require more information or have questions, please email

Is DON. Is Good.