Production Manager (Fresh & Noodles) – ref:  #3778477

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About the Client:

The company is a leading player in the FMCG industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality consumer products to markets worldwide. With a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence. Located in Adelaide, South Australia.

Directly responsible for:

Coordinating the overall activities and driving the performance of the departments to ensure quality and customer service performance indicators are achieved; Optimising the use of resources to minimise cost and maximise efficiency; Ensuring compliance with relevant company policies / procedures and legislation through the provision of strong leadership and direction.

General Responsibilities:

  • Recommending departmental / plant requirements and implementing changes to meet organisational goals
  • Directing the activities of Noodles related departments to ensure customer orders are received in full on time; and agreed production levels and quality standards are maintained / improved.
  • Assisting with developing and implementing manufacturing strategies to identify and improve production processes.
  • Ensuring the internal quality standards for all products manufactured comply with HACCP principles, including good manufacturing practices and site sanitation programs.
  • Implementing production team development plans, including shift communication, shift organisation and improvement initiatives.
  • Liaising and planning with Maintenance Department to ensure preventative, breakdown and project maintenance programs are implemented to maximise machine utilisation and operational efficiencies
  • Ensuring raw material requirements, inventory levels and systems are developed and maintained to achieve operational goals, including the monitoring, reviewing and evaluating of projects associated with the site
  • Liaising with Site Manager / Research and Development on new product trials and providing technical advice where required.
  • Providing and maintaining a safe working environment and safe systems of work in keeping with legislative requirements
  • Reporting of production results and improvement to the Site Manager
  • Ensuring sound workplace relations and general HR related functions are maintained.
  • Coordinating schedules and rosters whilst maintaining effective employee relations, within the scope of the position.
  • Developing and mentoring of staff, including recruitment, succession planning, training and performance appraisal.
  • Assist in other projects, departments and businesses as directed.


  • Proven “hands on” management style with ability to think and act strategically;
  • Experience in FMCG environment;
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (eg Engineering, Operations and Logistics)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Project management experience;
  • Organisational development and change management;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Broad knowledge of continuous improvement principles and ISO / HACCP systems;
  • Intermediate or better software skills (Excel, Word, Outlook);
  • General understanding of production planning and manufacturing practices;

How to Apply

If you think you have the above qualities, are looking for a new challenge, and believe you have what it takes to drive a team to succeed consistently, please forward your resume, along with a cover letter, by clicking on the apply button.

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