Plant Manager

Plant Manager
Company:

Silver Fern Farms


Plant Manager

Details of the offer

Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand's leading marketer, processor and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products. We are a regionally significant business: with annual revenue, in excess of $2bn, 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices, 14 processing sites in New Zealand and exporting to over 60 countries.
'To become the world's most successful and sustainable grass-fed red meat company' is our vision as a food company. We are committed to excellence with a level of skill, expertise and care that allows us to bring the very best of New Zealand to the world. We are proud that the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index has recently ranked Silver Fern Farms in the Top 20 New Zealand businesses for reputational excellence for the second year running.
Senior Leadership opportunity
Leading a culture of safety and high performance
Contribute to group wide business performance through exceptional operational leadership
Deliver operational plans and drive quality process excellence
The Plant Manager will be responsible for leading our processing plant at Waitotara, encompassing people management, engineering, and compliance and plant systems. Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager and leading a capable team, the Plant Manager takes accountability for the overall performance of the Waitotara site. In doing this, the Plant Manager will:
Model behaviours which drive a culture of safety and a new way of thinking about health and safety across the plant.
"Own" asset management for the Plant - considering longer-term requirements and the resulting capital needs;
Lead strategic thought and execution in terms of process excellence as this relates to plant operations, safety, risk and the environment;
Drive commercial performance; understanding profitability leavers and risks within the business and making changes as necessary to achieve objectives;
This is a critical leadership role that requires proven operational leadership capability and strategic thinking in a larger scale manufacturing context. Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about manufacturing quality food products and experienced in building performance based cultures that make a difference.
As a key leader within the group, you will also be responsible for managing a number of direct reports and leading a large processing team to achieve efficient and accurate delivery of quality products and great customer service. Ensuring health and safety standards are maintained and financial targets are met is integral to the role.
If you are a dynamic individual who has the drive and motivation to succeed, and is excited at the prospect of furthering your career within the New Zealand meat industry, we look forward to hearing from you.

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