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Manufacturing Operations Manager

MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS MANAGER

  • National manufacturing company. 
  • Exciting opportunity.
  • Expanding agribusiness.

We are seeking a high calibre Operations Manager for our manufacturing workshop with the necessary skills to plan, organise and streamline our manufacturing process. The ideal applicant will be results driven and a self-starter who shows a strong work ethic. 

This is a hands-on role requiring someone with a diverse range of skills with the desire and ability to continually enhance the performance of a small team of 15 to 20 production staff. This would be an ideal role for the right candidate who is looking to progress from a Production Manager role to an Operations Manager position. 

The Company

Landaco Equipment is a leading Australian owned manufacturer of fertiliser spreaders based in Wagga Wagga. The company prides itself on being a family run Australian owned agricultural manufacturer who provides a high level of service to our customers and who has the confidence in our market to continually invest in the development and growth of our business. 

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager, the key duties include:

  • Plan, oversee and drive the production process.
  • Liaise with the Sales Manager and management in relation to the forecast sales orders to determine the production requirements and then formulate and drive the production schedule accordingly.
  • A strong and ongoing focus on driving costs down and increasing production efficiencies in line with lean manufacturing principles.
  • Implement and manage a comprehensive KPI reporting and monitoring system for production and the production team.
  • Ensure all jobs are completed on time, on budget and to the required standard.
  • Manage and implement appropriate inventory control systems.
  • Effectively manage, motivate and oversee the welfare of the production staff.
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement activities including the quality control systems.
  • Achieve business targets including stock levels, COGS, financial budgets, timeframes and providing monthly reports to management.
  • Respond to technical queries from new and existing customers in a timely and professional manner. 
You

The successful applicant will possess some or all of the following attributes, skills and qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of related manufacturing experience.
  • Proven experience in leadership, stock control, planning and employee relations.
  • Responds and works well under pressure.
  • Able to effectively manage staff and exercise decision making skills in order to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity, experience and commitment to lean manufacturing principles.
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of profit and loss statements is desirable.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills.
  • Reasonable computer skills with appropriate proficiency in Outlook and Word as well as strong Excel knowledge and experience.
  • A current car driver’s licence is essential. A forklift licence is desirable.
  • Adherence to the company’s safety protocols.
  • Possess a vibrant, positive attitude and a willingness to roll your sleeves up to get the job done.
  • Able to prioritise and multitask.
  • Able to perform your role independently.
Remuneration and Conditions

A competitive salary is available to the successful applicant. 

The position offered is a full time role, Monday to Friday with occasional, ad hoc weekend work. Applicants must be capable of working in a workshop environment.

To Apply

If you believe that this job is for you and that you are the ideal candidate, please apply by emailing your resume and application to gmanager@landaco.com.au. Phone 02 6931 9888 if you have any questions. Applications close on 4 May 2018.

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