Capital Projects Manager – Global Food Manufacturer (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Career Progression Opportunity With a Company Operating Across Many Growth Markets
  • Senior Leadership Role with High Profile Manufacturing Business in Regional Victoria
  • Professional, Friendly and Supportive Work Environment



Our client is a well-known and highly respected Food Manufacturer. They are part of a global, diversified international group employing over 100,000 employees worldwide. With clarity on future direction and clearly defined values, our client is one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers.



This senior position is based in Regional Victoria. Reporting to the Operations Director, its responsible for developing, implementing and executing a Capital Strategy for the entire manufacturing site whilst ensuring that quality, cost, productivity, delivery and safety objectives are achieved and aligned to the company’s AOP and objectives.

Some of the responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Developing, managing and driving the departmental budget ensuring targeted profit levels, costs and expenditure are in line with departmental forecasts
  • Monitoring performance of the group by continually reviewing set operational targets and Key Performance Indicators
  • Driving cultural change through empowering, leading and role modelling business principles and values and drive improvement in leadership and capability through effective coaching and mentoring
  • Supporting business growth and new opportunities by ensuring that standards, processes, structure and resources are acceptable and suitable to the business
  • Developing, implementing and delivering a culture of Operational Excellence aligned to business performance incorporating CI tools and techniques to achieve world’s best practices
  • Actively participating in the planning of budgets, capital additions and site expansion requirements with the Operations Group
  • Monitoring expenditure and preparing forward planning of capital projects and requirements for the future in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time availability and labour requirements



To be successful in your application you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree in an Engineering discipline. Post Graduate or Masters qualifications will be highly regarded
  • Extensive Maintenance Management Experience
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in capital management within a manufacturing and/or heavy industry environment enabling you to develop and execute capital plans/projects
  • Sound understanding of manufacturing practices within a complex industrial environment to effectively plan preventative maintenance
  • Sound understanding of GMP compliance, manufacturing and supply chain processes
  • Knowledge of CI improvements tools such as Lean, Six Sigma etc.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in team engagement, cultural change and process improvement
  • Stakeholder engagement and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to mix professionally and build effective relationships at all levels internally and externally
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills to support the team when system issues arise. You must be able to make quick decisions and put clear actions into place to proactively address problems on a daily basis
  • Proven experience identifying and deploying process improvements
  • Ability to positively support and encourage others through change



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please call our team on 03 9516 0100 during office hours, or after hours Peter on 0413 602 758; Helen on 0438 620 434. To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and send your resume with a covering letter addressing the above criteria to CS Executive Group.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, if you are not contacted within three weeks, you are not successful on this occasion.