Production Manager (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Manage Daily Manufacturing Activities
  • Promote Safe and Effective Working Environment
  • Provide Training & Leadership to Production Team



Our client is a well-known Australian leader in providing customised synthetic resin solutions across different industries such as automotive, mining, clothing, telecommunication, and packaging.

With steady growth for over the last 40 years, our client has been supplying their vast customer base with a full range of innovative compound solutions and is known for their efficient & responsive supply chain, providing flexible and reliable supply and on-time delivery.



Reporting to the Operations Manager this full-time position is based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.

The person required for this role will manage the day to day operations of the manufacturing plant. Our client’s team of up to 6 people includes staff across manufacturing, quality control, and maintenance.  Ideally, we are looking for someone with ten years of direct product management experience in plastics manufacturing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Day to day management with the running of manufacturing lines including coordination of production, staff, and materials
  • Adherence to the production plan
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe working environment at all time and at the highest level
  • Being the first point of contact for any plant-related issues, including maintenance,  reliability, and efficiency
  • Manage all product and process non-conformances as a priority and assist in resolving customer complaints
  • Conduct daily walk-throughs to ensure adequate housekeeping, environmental compliance, and overall plant maintenance
  • Provide the highest standard of product quality by ensuring production follows the formulation, standard operating procedure, and QC checks in place per the Quality Management System ISO9001
  • Ensure operators are adequately trained and according to their job descriptions and have current training according to the relevant legislation
  • Provide leadership and mentoring, manage the overall performance of your team
  • Regular collaboration with warehouse staff and procurement to ensure synergy to the overall business
  • Set up and maintain KPI’s to measure and achieve performance across safety, manufacturing efficiency, product delivery,  quality of the product, and conversion costs
  • Ensure records are kept at a high standard according to internal ERP and Quality Management System.

You must have proven experience in manufacturing, have a strong safety focus, and be decisive to ensure all concerns are addressed appropriately.



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

  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in a manufacturing management role in plastics or resin manufacturing
  • A detailed understanding of the manufacturing processing plant and equipment
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in managing production teams across different functions of operations
  • Proven leadership skills and people management skills with an emphasis on product quality and safety
  • Proven experience with dealing with non-conforming processes and products, quarantine practices and near-misses
  • Proven ability to stop unsafe work practice and implement correct safety practices across the facility
  • Whilst formal qualifications are not mandatory, tertiary education in Chemical Engineering or similar will be well regarded



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please call or SMS Jo on 0411197171 during office hours. 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, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you will be contacted for other roles.