Manufacturing Manager - Bickford's Australia
162 Cross Keys Road
Salisbury South, SA 5106
08 8182 1813
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Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
The Bickford’s Group is an independently owned collection of companies based in Adelaide, South Australia. From humble beginnings back in 1839, we now have a footprint in over 39 countries.
The team at Bickford's are proud to offer the highest quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage products to consumers, bringing them both tradition and cutting edge innovations. Everyone at the Bickford’s Group of companies strives to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, pride and passion.
With our on-site production lines, we are able to produce still and carbonated beverages, from 50mL to 5L, in a range of packaging formats from glass to PET to aluminium cans.
In 2019 we opened our new high-speed $20m beverage production line. We are one of the few in Australia to feature aseptic filling technology for PET bottled products. Products produced from the new line are already in the market.
Reporting to the Operations Manager and based at our purpose build site in Salisbury South the role is responsible for driving the success of the manufacturing team encompassing production and maintenance. This key leadership position is responsible for ensuing performance, volume, quality and budgetary goals are met whilst developing a flexible and cooperative team culture. The position will operate as a change agent and be instrumental in embedding a lean manufacturing mindset across the site, by optimising the production schedule, ensuring the new aseptic line, and established lines operate efficiently and effectively. To do this you will lead a team of up to 30, with 2 direct reports, improving productivity and driving a high-performance culture. Being able to in-still confidence in the team whilst developing leaders will be valued.
Key responsibilities include ensuring high operating efficiency, minimising waste and developing effective maintenance programmes within budget. The role will be responsible for ensuring ongoing business improvements are achieved across manufacturing and be a key participant in operational planning and review processes ensuring they are robust and adding value to the business.
Are you up for the challenge? We operate a complex, fast-paced and dynamic operation. To be successful you will have proven leadership skills coupled with demonstrated experience in developing a collaborative workplace culture and entrenching lean manufacturing principles in all ways of working. Robust communication and relationship skills are essential as is the ability to think strategically and have a strong commercial focus.
Tertiary qualifications in engineering, manufacturing or operations management coupled with proven success in a similar level position within an FMCG environment, is paramount.
For more information on the company, please visit our website: www.bickfordsgroup.com. Confidential enquiries can be made to Lauren Start, HR Advisor via email email@example.com.
To apply, please submit your resume and covering letter by Sunday 19 January 2020 using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.
Please note, we are not accepting candidates via recruitment agencies at this time – please apply directly for the role.
Employer Contact Information
162 Cross Keys Road
The Bickfords group is an independently owned collection of companies based in Adelaide, South Australia. From humble beginnings back in 1839, we now have a footprint in over 39 countries.
The team at Bickford’s are proud to offer the highest quality beverage products to consumers, bringing them both tradition and cutting edge innovations. Everyone at the Bickfords group of companies strive to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, pride and passion.
The Bickford’s Australia business unit focuses on the non-alcohol portfolio and includes Australia’s number 1 premium cordial range, originally produced in 1874 and a treasured part of Australia’s heritage. Known for our prize winning cordials and traditional style sodas, the range has grown to include a unique portfolio of contemporary and traditional products including premium juices, soft drinks and syrups. The values of quality and integrity that formed the original Bickford’s vision remain true today and exist in every Bickford’s product.
Vok is our alcohol beverage unit. It has consistently been one of Australia’s fastest growing beverage companies. We own and manufacture a highly awarded portfolio of brands across wine, cider, spirits and ready to drink products. Vok has built a reputation for building brands and returning brands to growth.