Factory Manager

Location: Northern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: Expanding role
Contact: Dale Young

About the company

This Australian listed FMCG manufacturing business is an exciting and growing business supplying high quality food and beverage products through local retail and international channels. Established in Melbourne and with an ambitious growth agenda, they are well positioned to continue their strong growth performance through further development and investment in manufacturing capability. Currently there exists an opportunity for a Factory Manager to join the business during this exciting expansion phase.

About the role

As part of the business leadership team, the Factory Manager is a leadership role with responsibility for 60 staff across the production operations. With functional direct reports for Production, Maintenance and Warehouse, you will provide clear direction, developing key metrics and milestones and provide support where required to reach those targets. Your responsibility will include direct accountability on plant performance for safety, quality, reliability and output whilst leading a culture of continuous improvement and team success. Additionally, you will work closely with the Product Development Manager to ensure factory capability is adequate for currently and future NPD projects.

Skills & Experience

The critical skills required to be successful in this role include people leadership, communication, change management and a mindset of continuous improvement. Your background should include experience in a Manufacturing, Production or Factory Manager role within a FMCG manufacturing environment where you will have led the business through a period of change and growth. Your resilience, decision making capability, and ability to manage complex problems in a systematic way will ensure your success.


This is an exciting growth phase for an Australian manufacturing business. They have a strong vision of growth, underpinned by an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to create great products for local and international consumers. Production or Manufacturing Managers looking to make a step up to running a mid-sized factory are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Dale Young on (03) 8613 3503 for a confidential discussion quoting reference number DY17088.

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment.