Westland Milk Products is an independent cooperative dairy company with a proud history and outstanding reputation in dairy processing. Based in Hokitika, with an office also in Rolleston, Westland Milk Products operates a successful global business with an annual turnover in excess of $630 million. The 500+ staff are testament to a great working culture. The RoleReporting to the General Manager Operations, the key focus of this role is to lead continuous improvements and realise efficiencies across all manufacturing operations at Westland Milk Products. The Operational Excellence Manager will work with plant and production managers and will define and implement lean systems and processes to ensure optimal operational productivity across the organisation. Your Skills and ExperienceTo be successful, you will be an excellent communicator and be able to exercise sound judgement and decision making. You will have strong influencing skills, and demonstrated experience of lean methodologies in a food manufacturing environment. You will have a high level of financial acumen as well as excellent relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills. Experience in a senior continuous improvement or operational excellence role is required, ideally in the dairy sector. A high ability to manage multiple projects and creativity with problem solving will also ensure your success in this role. A relevant tertiary qualification is desired.Job File 1 :  Position Description New Zealand - NZ West Coast Rest of West Coast
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Operational Excellence Manager

  • Senior Management and Lifestyle Opportunity
  • Innovative Manufacturing and Export Company
  • Hokitika Based

Westland Milk Products is an independent cooperative dairy company with a proud history and outstanding reputation in dairy processing. Based in Hokitika, with an office also in Rolleston, Westland Milk Products operates a successful global business with an annual turnover in excess of $630 million. The 500+ staff are testament to a great working culture.

 

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager Operations, the key focus of this role is to lead continuous improvements and realise efficiencies across all manufacturing operations at Westland Milk Products. The Operational Excellence Manager will work with plant and production managers and will define and implement lean systems and processes to ensure optimal operational productivity across the organisation.

 

Your Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will be an excellent communicator and be able to exercise sound judgement and decision making. You will have strong influencing skills, and demonstrated experience of lean methodologies in a food manufacturing environment. You will have a high level of financial acumen as well as excellent relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills.

 

Experience in a senior continuous improvement or operational excellence role is required, ideally in the dairy sector. A high ability to manage multiple projects and creativity with problem solving will also ensure your success in this role. A relevant tertiary qualification is desired.

Job File 1 :  Position Description