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Team Leader Operational Excellence

Department:  Manufacturing - ANZ

Huntingwood, AU, 2148

Job Function:  Supply Chain
Employment Type:  Full time

The Arnott's Group, we are an iconic Australian powerhouse brand, recognised as pioneers in the FMCG market both locally and globally. Undergoing a period of extensive brand growth and strategic evolution, this is an exciting time to help own and shape our iconic legacy.


Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Coordinator, this role acts as a site wide resource for continuous improvement and is assigned to an area of the plant, based on the needs of the business. You will be responsible for Improvement Projects where you will mentor project leaders, coach teams and lead and execute projects. Key to this role will be the business case assessment, charter development with measurable results, delivery and execution of projects.


You will work with all levels of the business and with suppliers as required to ensure that equipment setups, changeovers and parameters are optimised for performance and continually improved upon.


Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver against Project and Process KPI’s
  • Help drive a culture of continuous improvement by coaching, training and guiding teams in Lean principles, delivering against our Arnotts Performance Excellence (apex) Program
  • Identify process gaps and work cross functionally to determine appropriate solutions
  • Identify and lead a range of Improvement Projects across the Business
  • Identify skills gaps and coordinate training requirements
  • Liaise with internal and external suppliers on equipment parameters and specifications
  • Advanced problem solving using Lean Principles to facilitate teams using root cause analysis.


The ingredients to be successful:

  • Proven track record delivering Improvement Projects using Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Strong technical expertise or understanding in a highly automated, fast-moving manufacturing environment
  • Degree qualified, trade background, or technically competent and experienced operator looking for a development opportunity
  • Ability to influence colleagues, negotiate with cross functional teams and build strong relationships
  • Strong people focussed leadership style
  • Six Sigma qualifications desirable; not essential
  • Understanding of Operational Software Systems, Wonderware, CITEC, SCADA systems


Compensation and Benefits:

 This is a unique opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry, reporting to highly respected leaders in a business that empowers their people. For your contribution to the business, you will be remunerated with a competitive package with an additional suite of benefits.


If this is next step for your career we would love to hear from you!


The Arnott’s Group unites a collection of leading consumer brands connected by our purpose, to create delicious moments. We recognise that creating delicious moments for a diverse range of consumers is only possible if our workforce reflects the consumers we serve.  We are an equal opportunity employer – because it’s right for our consumers, our business, and our people