Production Manager – Complementary Medicine (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Senior Production Management Role
  • Multinational Complementary Medicine Manufacturer
  • Excellent Facilities, Friendly & Supportive Work Culture



Our client is a multinational company specialising in the manufacture of complementary medicines including solid and liquid dose. With facilities in the USA, Asia and Australia, the company prides itself in their ability to develop, deliver and manufacture various consumer health care products of the highest quality for their clients; from conception right through to commercialisation.

To employees, our client offers excellent facilities, career progression and a supportive, friendly and professional work environment.



This position is ideal for an experienced Production Manager with many years’ experience in manufacturing of tablets and soft gel formulations within the pharmaceutical industry.

The successful candidate will have strong problem solving abilities, leadership qualities – a decision maker who will be able to complete tasks and projects on time. To be short-listed, you will have worked in similar production manager roles for a number of years and will have a proven track record of production planning, people management and problem solving. You will have good understanding of TGA and GMP requirements.

You will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Ensure accurate production planning and manufacturing of complementary products such as capsules, gels, tablets, syrups and liquids
  • Manage daily planning and factory ‘up-keep’ in accordance to GMP practices
  • Attend to daily operational issues and problem solve in timely and efficient manner
  • Manage and drive production teams to achieve maximum yields while accurately following policies and procedures
  • Monitor raw and packaging materials and other ingredients to ensure quality and required stock levels are maintained
  • Work with Quality Control staff to monitor and analyse trends and improve production quality
  • Generate and analyse various production reports to assess trends and improve production efficiency and address outstanding issues
  • Interview, hire, and train employees, as well as assigning duties, and supervise their performance in accordance to Australian laws and company policies
  • Conduct performance reviews, award and discipline employers
  • Work with Engineering to ensure all production equipment is calibrated and maintained regularly
  • Work with Quality Control and Purchasing Departments to discuss test results of product testing
  • Maintain records for personnel attendance, line preparation, production reports
  • Promote employee motivation through positive approach, training and regular performance reviews
  • Ensure all personnel follow OH&S policies, report and manage and non-conformities



To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering or related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in a production management role within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with manufacturing of soft gel, tablets, powder and liquid products
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience in machine operation
  • Managerial experience in a Pharmaceutical production environment
  • Have analytical skills and be able to multitask
  • Have the ability to adapt and think on your feet and be able to respond to frequently changing production pressures
  • Delegate tasks and identify needs for additional training of production staff
  • Be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • You must have good written and verbal communication skills, be a good team player and a strategic problem solver
  • Experience utilising Production Management software to generate and analyse various production reports will be highly regarded



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Jo on +61 3 9516 0100 during office hours and +61 3 411 197 171 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.