Manufacturing Manager

Hender Consulting
Taylors Wines 89A Winery Rd
Auburn, SA 5451
08 8100 8827 (Main Phone)
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description
For three generations the Taylor family has crafted great wines in South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley. In 2017, Taylors Wines was announced as the most awarded winery in the world – a first for any Australian winery. With eyes firmly fixed on the future, the company’s vision is to make wines that will stand the test of time and be the pride of the next generation of the Taylor family.

Reporting to the General Manager of Winery Operations, this pivotal role is responsible for the effective management of packaging operations in a brand new, cutting edge bottling facility. Key responsibilities include:

• partnering with the Planning and Supply Chain Supervisor to create and communicate the production schedule in line with domestic and export sales;
• ensuring the bottling line operates within agreed efficiency parameters focussing on best practice and continuous improvement;
• leading, managing and developing the small, dedicated production team;
• managing costs and stock holdings;
• preparing tenders and administering supplier contracts;
• managing the label and artwork design, approval and setup processes.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with significant experience in manufacturing management preferably within in a food safety certified business. Tertiary qualifications in logistics, engineering or related disciplines will be well regarded. Highly developed relationship management and leadership abilities, sound negotiation skills, commercial acumen, a focus on system and process improvement, a strong customer service orientation and the ability to operate successfully in a fast paced production environment with changing priorities will also be important.

This is a rare opportunity to work in the beautiful Clare Valley whilst making a valuable contribution to this progressive and enterprising wine producing entity.

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Applications in Word format only should be addressed to Andrew Reed by email to

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8827

Employer Contact Information
Hender Consulting
Level 5 81 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Hender Consulting is a specialist management consultancy practice which provides a range of services within the human resources field. The firm was established in 1993 by Mark hender and has steadily grown out of a commitment to offering quality service and advice.

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