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General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 07 - Production Operations

Date Published: 19-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Job Description

About the role:

Reporting to the Site Manager and acting as the 2IC- you will be responsible for managing production operations- ensuring the safe- continuous and efficient running of our food facility.


  • Lead the implementation of process improvement initiatives (as per the Kraft Heinz Manufacturing Playbook)
  • Promote a performance-based culture that encourages ownership- continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence.
  • Manage the factory budget- provide operational leadership and drive key continuous improvement and capital projects.
  • Deliver significant year on year improvement across all key measures including food safety and quality- environmental health and safety and operational cost.
  • Maintain a customer focus- ensuring CSL is maintained at a high level and all growth opportunities are fully explored and realised where it makes business sense.
  • Ensure the factory is always fully compliant with all regulatory requirements

About you:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role- preferably in a food-manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • A proven track record of results and continuous improvement in manufacturing or related roles.
  • Experience in leading significant changes and successfully managing teams within a complex manufacturing environment.
  • An experienced manager of people and projects.
  • Experienced in a high-volume manufacturing and/or distribution environment.
  • Succeeds at influencing a wide spectrum of stakeholders through methodology.

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Career Growth – At Kraft Heinz we’re always looking to future plan and develop our staff into more senior positions.
  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing – annual health checks & flu shots- wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

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