Plant Manager


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Reporting to the Senior Team the role holder will manage this high volume manufacturing plant through the matrix structure of 8 + Middle Managers. Whilst maintaining an absolute focus on health and safety on site the Plant Manager will implement lean manufacturing tools and techniques into every day operations where possible.

Client Details

Major FMCG Manufacturing business with 200 + staff on site requires a Plant Manager for an immediate start.


Reporting to the Senior team the successful applicant will manage all site based operations covering production, health and safety and maintenance engineering. Initially for a short 3 month period, the role may well become a permanent fixture. Specifically the Plant Manager will:

Manage 8 Middle Managers and the 200 staff in the facility across manufacturing, production, maintenance engineering and continuous improvement

Provide stability and senior leadership to the site through a period of dramatic change

Implement Lean Manufacturing techniques

Ensure an absolute site focus on safe working and health and safety, ensuring this is always adhered to by all

Provide recommendations on process flow, CAPEX upgrades and potential improvements to site operations


The successful applicant for this role will be:

- Proven at Site/ Plant/ Operations Manager level from either a heavy product or FMCG Manufacturing background
- Proven managing health and safety and implementing lean manufacturing
- Tertiary qualified in an engineering subject
- Be able to hit the ground running and maintain all site metrics with a high degree of autonomy

You will either be a career interim professional used to providing critical site leadership for short periods of time or be a displaced Plant Director or Manufacturing Manager looking for a new role.

Job Offer

Initial 3 month contract paying circa $800 per day

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact [Matt] [Walker] on [telephone number].

Company Info
Michael Page Michael Page New Zealand , Level 17, 191 Queen Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Phone: 0800 882 088 - + 61 2 8292 2125
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