Plant Manager - Lonsdale

Hiring By - Biostaffic



Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Requisition ID 49567
Position Type FT Permanent
Posting Type LI
About Kerry
Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.
About The Role
The Plant Manager will be responsible for Leading the Operations and Warehouse Site Teams to achieve quality, efficiency, cost and delivery targets which are consistent with business objectives with specific regard to plant utilization, process improvement, cost containment, labour and resource utilization. Facilitate continuous improvement to ensure practices are aligned with Kerry Group Continuous Improvement Practices and develop and lead teams to create and foster a team environment and culture which is consistent with the Site Objectives and the strategic direction of the Kerry Group.
Key responsibilities
  • To Provide and demonstrate leadership and clear direction with a can do attitude, a desire to achieve success through others and support all functions on site
Manufacturing Performance
  • Develop and administer the manufacturing budget; examine variances and exercise financial control to ensure manufacturing activities operate at minimum cost.
  • Develop operational systems to ensure cost effective production within quality specifications.
  • Determine production schedules, ensuring operations are at maximum efficiency within budgeted costs and meeting quality and delivery objectives.
  • Review developments in manufacturing operations and make recommendations relating to systems and capital expenditure planning.
  • Build teams, succession plans and develop internal talent for future roles
Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Establish and maintain reporting mechanisms which provide analysis of:
  • Manufacturing Costs
  • Production efficiency
  • Delivery
  • Inventory performance at site level
  • Customer Service Performance
Quality Operations
  • Provide the necessary resources, procedures, training and controls to ensure adherence to Kerry Standards and third party food safety and quality standards in terms of GMP; chemical control; sanitation control; HACCP; allergen control; non-conforming products; product trace/recall; customer/consumer response.
  • Establish and maintain reporting mechanisms which provide analysis of Quality Performance.
  • Actively participate in and provide guidance to the Site HACCP Team.
  • Human Resources; Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety Practices
  • Establish an environment for harmonious industrial relations, safe work practices and compliance with relevant legislation for the site.
  • Ensure workplace culture, structures and resources support achievement of Kerry Business Plans and customer service commitments.
  • Ensure that ongoing performance management and development of all employees is consistent with current and future human resource requirements.
  • Ensure the Site operates within the guidelines of the relevant Kerry Group Policies and Procedures and Local Legislation requirements with regards to risk and environmental management.
Qualifications And Skills
  • Previous operations experience in food manufacturing
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant appropriate management experience
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence and engage with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop employees
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent project management and interpersonal/communication skills
  • Knowledge of GMP, HACCP and WHS is essential
Key Competencies
  • Analytical and project management skills
  • Develop effective working relationships with internal/external customers
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership and team development expertise
Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Every day, millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing Kerry’s taste and nutrition solutions. We are committed to making the world of food and beverage better for everyone, and dedicated to our Purpose, Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life. At Kerry, we are proud to provide our customers – some of the world’s best-known food, beverage and pharma brands – with the expertise, insights and know-how they need to deliver products that people enjoy and feel better about consuming. Kerry is a company rich in heritage and resources. Over the past five decades, our focus on changing lifestyles, the globalisation of food tastes and ever-evolving consumer needs has brought us to a market-leading global position. Today, we are firmly established as a world leader in the food, beverage and pharma industries, with 22,000+ staff and 150+ innovation and manufacturing centres across 30+ countries. Learn more about Kerry:
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