Operations Manager

•      Proudly Australian owned manufacturing business near Bomaderry, Nowra

•      Site Operations Manager role with 350 + reports

•      Report directly to the Site Manager; focus on best class

Client Details

The Manildra Group is a major force in Australia’s agricultural and food industries, proudly Australian owned; the business is a leading supplier of raw ingredients to the food, beverage, confectionery and paper producing industries. Manildra has a truly international outlook with the world market being serviced by operations in Australia, and the United States. Manildra boasts an Australian workforce of 1000 staff with 350 based at its flagship Shoalhaven site. Manildra Group is leading the way in recycling and waste reduction in the industry with constant investment in best class equipment.


The Operations Manager and team are responsible for the production of all Starch, Gluten Ethanol, Glucose and Stillage products for Shoalhaven Starches based in Bomaderry, Nowra. The Site Operations Manager will manage, maintain, monitor and report on production requirements and output, new equipment and maintenance requirements, plant facilities, systems and procedures to ensure the quality, effectiveness and efficiency in product delivery in accordance with strategic objectives. The Operations Manager will have 4 Production Managers reporting to them and circa 350 reports beneath them. The role holder will hold responsibility over 4 distinct processing areas covering safety, DIFOT and all associated reporting.

A major focus of the role will be Continuous Improvement, waste reduction and working closely with the projects team regarding some large sale CAPEX programs already underway and planned for the future.


You are a Senior Manufacturing Manager, Plant or Operations Manager with your experience gained from within food or beverage production (or similar). You will be able to evidence managing a large and complex FMCG site as well as a depth of understanding around safety and continuous improvement. You will be able to run a complex, multi line manufacturing site with several distinct processes. Your experience will be complemented by a Degree in an Engineering (Industrial, Chemical, Process) or similarly related field.

Job Offer

Market leading salary + super to attract the very best   


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