Site Maintenance Manager – Global Food Manufacturer (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Career Progression Opportunity With High Profile Food Manufacturer
  • Senior Leadership Role Based in Regional Victoria
  • Excellent Salry Package for the Right Person



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. Responsible for leading three stream maintenance managers, you will ensure all assets are operating at optimum levels producing quality products safely and within specification.

You will be instumental in delivering sustainable site performance improvements in Safety, Quality, Productivity Costs and the Environment through effective equipment and people management.

Some of the responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Developing, managing and driving the departmental budget ensuring budgeted costs and expenditure are in line with forecasts.
  • Drive and model a leadership style and behaviour that supports a safety culture at all times, and focuses on proactive tasks that ensure zero injuries.
  • Ensure maintenance departments operate efficiently, comply to the company’s safety rules and procedures as well as to Statutory and Legal requirements.
  • Manage resources such that maintenance requests are prioritised appropriately to meet the business needs and stakeholders expectations.
  • Manage execution of major projects eliminating impact to manufacturing productivity by close communication with Planning and Operations departments.
  • Develop strong relationships with other departments on site, built on trust and mutual respect.
  • Drive cultural change through empowering, leading and role modelling business principles and values and drive improvement in leadership and capability through effective coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop, implement and deliver a culture of Operational Excellence aligned to business performance incorporating CI tools and techniques to achieve world’s best practices.



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 10 years’ experience in engineering management within the food, FMCG, pharmaceutical or other related industries.
  • Sound understanding of manufacturing practices within a food manufacturing environment.
  • 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 experience identifying and deploying process improvements.
  • Employee and Labour Relations – Fundamental understanding of employee relations.



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 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.