Operational Excellence Manager

Department:  Manufacturing - ANZ

North Strathfield, AU, 2137

Job Function:  Supply Chain - ANZ
Employment Type:  Full time

At The Arnott’s Group, you’ll work with a diverse team who align with our values and are passionate and empowered to perform at pace and achieve big things.  Alongside genuine people, you’ll enable the local production of quality products including Tim Tams, Campbells Soup, Shapes, V8 juice, Vita-Weat, Scotch Fingers and many, many more…. which you also get to enjoy.

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.

We are proud of our legacy, but we aren't stopping here! Collaborators, innovators, and agile thinkers with a curious mind thrive here. Be part of a future which is full of delicious moments created locally, by you!


The Opportunity

Are you a catalyst for change, driven by the pursuit of operational excellence? Arnotts Group is seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to lead our journey towards unparalleled efficiency and continuous improvement.

As the Operational Excellence Manager, you'll spearhead initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and cultivate a culture of excellence across the organization. Your primary mission? To establish and implement the Arnotts Group Operational Excellence Framework, a comprehensive strategy designed to turbocharge performance, unlock value, and cultivate best practices at every turn.


The Accountabilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of Operational Excellence strategies to enhance and sustain performance across the Supply Chain network
  • Facilitate and provide coaching to the operational teams on deployment of continuous improvement practices to analyse current state, identify opportunities and build the foundations for future state.
  • Develop and implement best practice metrics, dashboards, and systems for tracking and reporting on performance and improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross functional business stakeholders to build a robust pipeline of focused improvements that align to strategic priorities
  • Develop strategies to sustain change and embed a continuous improvement mind-set


The Ingredients for Success

Just like you can’t make a Tim Tam without chocolate, there are a few essential ingredients we need for this role:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Science, Operations Management, or related discipline
  • 10 + year’s experience in operational leadership roles, preferably FMCG
  • Proven track record in leading and implementing Continuous Improvement programs across complex and multi-site operations
  • Experience and proven delivery of Lean, Six Sigma or other operational excellence methodologies
  • Exceptional communicator, with ability to influence across a variety of stakeholders


Culture and Perks

We stand for high performance with integrity and find moments of pride and celebrate the wins gained from our collective effort. These are part of our culture and the cornerstones of The Arnott’s Way. When you join our team, you can expect to experience a real sense of belonging, be empowered with accountability, be recognised for your contribution, collaborate with great people and enjoy the following perks: 

  • Prioritise your physical, mental and financial wellbeing with discounted Health Insurance, home loans, gym memberships and access to our employee assistance program.
  • Free parking for all employees, easily accessible to the office by public transport, onsite showers and secure bike parking.
  • From the sustainability strategy to our Inclusion & Belonging work, there are ways to make a difference to people and the planet.

To Apply

If this sounds like your next opportunity, please follow the link and apply.

We value diversity in our workforce. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please inform our team so that we can work together to support your needs  throughout the recruitment process.

*We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies*