Production Manager - South Canterbury
Geraldine, Full Time, Production
Please Quote Reference Number 52941
Outstanding Opportunity
Progressive Lean Manufacturing Site
Great people, great brands, great location

With a reputation for innovation and quality spanning 45 years, Barker Fruit Processors Ltd is a leading privately owned New Zealand family business. Our brands include Barkers of Geraldine fruit syrups, preserves, chutneys and condiments; Anathoth Farm jams and pickles; Australasia’s leading range of fruit fillings for bakeries and fruit preparations for dairy.

We are currently seeking to appoint a capable, energetic leader with hands on experience in food manufacturing.

Key responsibilities include:
- Ensuring a safe work environment, and delivery on key H&S measures
- Leadership, coaching and development of Process Leaders to achieve key performance indicators
- Maximising plant capacity using Lean principles, to deliver business and Customer requirements
- Driving high quality standards and food safety compliance whilst maximising yields
- Ensuring consistent best practice while continually searching for improvement
- Ensuring Customer DIFOTIS is at a high level
- Ensuring that budgeted targets are achieved in the most cost effective and efficient manner

Having a strong factory floor presence is important in conjunction with understanding technical requirements. Formal qualifications are preferred (but not essential) in relevant disciplines including but not necessarily limited to food process technology or lean manufacturing.

Candidates must be results orientated and be skilled at leading and developing people to their full potential.

We are located in picturesque Geraldine (South Canterbury) and have a culture strongly supportive of families and community. We offer a unique combination of job challenge, career development and lifestyle.

A pre- employment medical and drug screening test will be required.

If you meet these criteria we encourage you to take this opportunity to join the 2014 South Canterbury Business Excellence Supreme Award Winner by applying through our online application form and enclosing a covering letter with a current CV.
Please Quote Reference Number 52941
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