Plant Manager

     Large Multi Site Food Manufacturer 

•     Autonomous role reporting to the NSW Operations Director

•     Large Multi line operation, 70 staff, $9m budget 


Client Details

The client is a large food manufacturer boasting major brands which they deliver into the main supermarkets. With a reputation build on quality, the client seeks a Plant Manager for their Canberra (ACT region) site.



Reporting to the NSW Director this role is stand alone and will hold full responsibility for site operations. The Plant Manager will hold full site based responsility and be expected to run this 24/6 operation remotely. The site is complex and multi- line and makes to deliver. With tight timelines, customer requirements and stringent standards to be adhered to, the Plant Manager will hold full control for the facility. Specifically the Plant Manager will:

- Manage the 70 staff through a matrix structure (consisting of Production Manager, Supply Chain Lead, Logistics Manager, Engineering Manager)
- Manage the $9m budget reporting against all variables daily
- Be responsible for truly developing and enhancing this GMP/ WCM led environment
- Implement and maintain a safe working culture (zero harm focus)
- Champion LEAN Manufacturing inititives and process improvement groups
- Achieve all output, safety, quality and delivery requirements at lowest cost with the highest quality in mind



To be successful in applying for this role you must have the following:

- A Tertiary Qualification in an Engineering field
- Demonstrable experience with Continuous Improvement, Waste Reduction and LEAN Manufacturing (gained from a food manufacturing environment)
- Deep experience gained from running a food manufacturing site at Plant/ Operations Manager level
- Full budgetary control of at least $5m and at least 50 staff

In return you will run the regions main manufacturing facility delivering to the ACT. The role is business critical and very visible within the network and has been a breading ground for previous State Directors in recent years.

Job Offer

$175,000- $200,000 + Super + Bonus


Matthew Walker, Associate Partner, 02 9195 2381