Process Projects Manager - Operations Excellence - Edendale
New Zealand-Southland-Edendale
1d ago

Process Projects Manager - Operations Excellence - Edendale-38093

  • Excellent opportunity to develop your interest in Operational Excellence
  • Role aligned to our value streams milk received through to packaging
  • A growth path to future manufacturing or OE leadership roles
  • We are very excited to have an Operations Excellence Process Project Manager join us at our Edendale site to facilitate our journey of manufacturing processes optimisation and operational excellence.

    Working as a part of this team, you will make a tangible difference and gain the satisfaction of knowing you are helping shape, facilitate, coach and embed our focused improvement strategies.

    Your Purpose :

    Reporting to the Business Improvement Manager this varied role will be a mix of problem solving, facilitation, coaching, change management and implementation of a programme of continuous improvement initiatives.

    You will be focused on identifying, developing, coordinating and implementing improvements to the plant systems and processes across the site.

    This will take the form of specific projects as well as improvements of BAU processes, all of which will support the achievement of a continuous improvement culture.

    We are not just looking for experts to build a deep understanding of OE and drive implementation projects, but for passionate facilitators to coach, mentor, influence and build OE capability across our entire site, affecting permanent change and embedding a true OE culture.

    What you will bring :

    Key to your success in this role will be your experience in plant processes in a manufacturing environment and your passion for continuous improvement.

    You will also possess :

  • Structured problem solving experience working with OE / LEAN manufacturing methodologies, ideally with formal training in LEAN / CI tools and practices
  • Proven strength in coaching, influencing and facilitating
  • Emerging leadership skills allowing you to be developed into an excellent people manager
  • The ability to remain composed under pressure
  • The ability to drive and implement new initiatives and deliver results
  • A Tertiary qualification in a relevant field would be very highly regarded
  • This role is an excellent development opportunity for someone who wants to make their mark as a change enabler and people influencer, who has ambitions as a future manufacturing or OE leader

    Our Story

    As New Zealand’s largest business, and a world-leading dairy exporter, Fonterra’s high-quality dairy ingredients and branded dairy products are consumed in over 100 countries around the globe.

    Edendale is one of Fonterra’s three largest processing facilities and at its peak receives 15.4 million litres of milk per day processing this into a number of dairy products including whole milk powder, cheese, whey protein and casein.

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