Manufacturing Manager

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

About the company

This multinational food manufacturer boasts a range of iconic brands in the snack foods category. Due to continued growth and a focus on people development, there currently exists an important manufacturing leadership position based at their manufacturing site located in the North East of Melbourne. Ideally suiting candidates with highly developed skills in people leadership, continuous improvement and resilience when driving change, this role will provide a great opportunity to be part of a transformation.

About the role

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Manufacturing Manager is a production leadership role with responsibility for up to 120 staff. You will ensure team members are motivated and engaged in their role, with clear accountabilities and providing training where required. Your responsibility will include optimising labour and material utilisation, whilst ensuring safety, quality and production outputs meet the required levels. Additionally, you will foster a culture of continuous improvement and team success as you work towards raising the overall plant performance.

Skills & Experience

The critical skills required to be successful in this role include people leadership, communication, organisation and a mindset of continuous improvement. Your background should include experience in an operational environment where you will have developed resilience, decision making capability, and the ability to manage complex problems in a systematic way. You will be a hands-on leader who can think strategically and ensure sustained improvements through robust systems. You will be a proven leader of safety and have a sound understanding of OHS standards. Your ability to drive productivity/cost saving projects will make a significant contribution to business results. Ideally you will possess a degree in a technical discipline such as engineering or science, but this is not mandatory.


The manufacturing facility is based in the North East of Melbourne and easily assessable from suburbs North of the CBD. We are seeking candidates who want to work for a business where they can progress their career as an operations / production leader.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Dale Young on (03) 8613 3503 for a confidential discussion quoting reference number DY17633.

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.