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Careers / Manufacturing Manager – Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing Manager – Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry
- Carrum Downs, Melbourne VIC, Australia

  • Are you a forward-thinking leader with a knack for revolutionizing production and warehouse operations, pushing the limits of efficiency and output?
  • Are you someone who thrives on tackling challenges head-on?
  • Do you yearn to be an integral part of a robust team that not only has the capability but also shares the commitment to uphold our business’s core strategy and values?

If you possess the skills, collaborative spirit, and a relentless drive for continuous improvement, we believe this role could be your ideal opportunity!


We are seeking a dedicated individual who will serve as the vital link between various departments, demonstrating a hands-on approach to ensure the seamless operation of our production and warehousing activities. As the Manufacturing Manager, you will be tasked with optimizing resource utilization, scheduling, and maintaining exceptional output and quality standards. But that’s not all – we’re looking for someone with a collaborative spirit, a problem-solving mindset, and a passion for enjoying the journey with the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership and Development:
    • Provide hands-on supervision and mentorship to our production team, helping them leverage their strengths and build confidence.
    • Foster a collaborative and cohesive team environment.
  • Performance Management:
    • Take charge of the team’s performance and output, ensuring that targets are met or exceeded.
  • Hands-On Manufacturing:
    • Roll up your sleeves and actively engage in manufacturing tasks during peak production periods.
  • Innovative Manufacturing:
    • Spearhead the adoption of innovative manufacturing principles to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  • Resource and Scheduling Expertise:
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of resource allocation and scheduling to meet customer deadlines effectively.
  • Continuous Learning:
    • Exhibit a willingness to understand the “how” and “why” behind our manufacturing processes and remain open to learning and growth.
  • Lean Principles Implementation:
    • Utilize your proven experience to implement 5S or equivalent lean manufacturing methodologies.
  • Safety and Culture:
    • Lead in maintaining a safety-first culture, both in terms of physical tools and the broader organizational culture.
    • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, your supervisory team, and external networks to support safety initiatives


To be a complimentary fit for this role you will have:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Proven experience +3 years in manufacturing management or a similar leadership role within a production facility
  • Job Shop/Small Batch/Short Shelf-life Manufacturing experience
  • Solid understanding of processes and procedures, quality control principles and production scheduling
  • Strong analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative and effective team player, ability to inspire the team
  • Clear, professional, and articulate communication
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Be physically fit with a hard-working mindset and at times ‘be in the trenches’ to support the team through challenging periods.


We are passionate about what we do and are guided by our core values:

  • We are our community
  • We put the WOW into the mix
  • We are trusted to create
  • We think beyond our borders
    We are solution focused
  • We share the love

We have a strong sense of team and a supportive, friendly environment. We focused on delivering the best products and service for our customers, and we also make time to celebrate our achievements and share our successes.


  • Support in training in people, systems, and processes
  • An annual team trip
  • FREE local GYM membership
  • An annual bonus
  • Be a part of an amazing team

If this sounds like the job for you, APPLY for this job and include a CV and a cover letter.

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