Site Manager

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Jonathan Hall

Our client is an industry leading organisation who is seeking an experienced Site Manager for their site in north of Brisbane. The successful candidate will come from a strong manufacturing background with excellent leadership, communication and engagement skills. Change management skills as well as a track record of improving site safety, productivity and overall performance is essential. You will have extensive experience in food manufacturing and ideally exposure to stockfeed manufacturing.

Role Responsibilities

  • provide and maintain plant, facilities and systems of work, including first aid facilities and safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant and substances
  • provide information, instruction, training and supervision to employees and contractors, and ensure use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • prepare, maintain and implement emergency plans; and proactively drive a positive safety culture
  • Responsibility for site production targets including efficient manufacturing of finished goods to specification, on time and in full
  • Deliver full compliance, including company targets, in the areas of HSE, QA and other statutory regulations that the Narangba site operates under
  • Ensure the site quality assurance program is utilised to achieve all quality controls at the site. Actively pursue and promote responsibility for quality assurance and control with all employees
  • Meet DIFOTIS targets
  • Compliance to company standards for raw materials and finished feed
  • Ensure all aspects of the manufacturing process are managed, planned and executed within acceptable tolerances and to site targets
  • Ensure accurate inventory reconciliation and reporting, including actively managing daily, weekly and monthly site stocktakes.
  • Monitor operation of plant equipment and systems. (OEE% Overall Equipment Efficiency & TPH) accurately recording unplanned and planned downtime, tonnes of mash and finished feed produced.
  • Ensure that employees are adequately trained and signed off as competent in their roles. Audit the SOP/Work instructions while checking employee competency
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to all site staff
  • Support, direct and develop site staff into an effective and reliable team
  • Be part of and contribute to an effective team environment at the site
  • Ensure people are clear about their role and role accountabilities
  • Develop site budgets for review and deliver approved budgets
  • Develop, document, implement and maintain operational standards in aquafeed production to ensure operational excellence in existing and future plants.
  • Plan and deliver effective resources to achieve site goals including HSE compliance, production targets, quality assurance, budget control and labour resources.
  • Identify training needs in consultation with line management
  • Arrange local and in-house training courses and coordinate arrangements for external courses and seminars
  • Liaise with stakeholders such as C.I, Operations and Commercial management to align training approaches and programs
  • Develop and maintain a long term (5 years) capital plan
  • Manage and deliver the site Capex program to improve site standards and efficiency. This includes utilising shared company resources where appropriate
  • Actively support site initiatives in line with the organisations programs, community links, responsible recycling/ waste programs and environmental requirements

Key skills

  • Ability to visualise and implement improvement programs (people & manufacturing processes)
  • Excellent communication, listening & engagement skills
  • Focussed leader who is able to get the best out of people
  • Persistent individual when working toward set goals
  • Able to build credibility and confidence with managers
  • Ability to, where necessary, facilitate, be assertive and influence key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a team
  • High attention to detail
  • Efficient and well planned approach to problem-solving
  • Willingness to embrace continual improvement
  • High level of computer skills
  • Excellent numerical and recording skills
  • Exposure to MRP2 and ERP environment
  • Able to freely and effectively communicate with all levels of the company as well as customers and suppliers

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a food or stockfeed manufacturing industry with exposure to plant management and process automation.
  • In depth knowledge about a number of feed production operations such as dosing, mixing, grinding, extrusion, pelleting, drying, coating and cooling.
  • Knowledge of Lean Principles and proven experience in planning and delivering a Continuous Improvement plan, including a proactive preventative maintenance program
  • Demonstrated experience managing, leading and developing employees in a production environment
  • Demonstrated experience with production planning, control and measurement methodologies
  • Understanding of HSE, QA and other statutory management standards and requirements
  • Experience in safety & quality management systems
  • Understanding of HR and EEO requirements
  • Understanding of stock control issues and methodology
  • Must have current driver's license and flexibility to travel regionally as required
  • Ability to be hands-on in both attitude and skills
  • Understanding of mechanical equipment

If interested and you match the required skills and experience please click the APPLY NOW button or call Jonathan Hall on 07 3153 9903 for a confidential discussion.