Production Leader Job at Unilever – in Sydney NSW

Job Description

Who we are?

On any given day, 2.5 billion people globally use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our products range from 400+ brands which include Dove, Lynx, Omo, Surf alongside innovative, and purpose-led brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Streets, Continental and many more, giving us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world.

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity and hybrid working. We have a proud heritage in Australia since 1919 and a thriving, sustainable business today, so there’s never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for a Production Leader who will be in charge of leading and overseeing the efforts of the production team, ensuring the production performance is carried out in adherence to business goals. This position will be responsible for the following reports: operators, mixers, production stores and casual employees across multiple shift patterns. The Production Leaders must also monitor the progress of operations and address issues and concerns, resolving them promptly and efficiently. Moreover, a production team leader must encourage and lead staff to reach goals while implementing continuous improvement projects.


Role Responsibilities:
Act as the management point of call for assigned Production and Mixing Areas

Ensure the efficient manufacture of production volumes to achieve customer service and inventory targets

To achieve predetermined Key Performance Indicators relating to costs, efficiency, quality, safety, employee morale, environment and reliability

Use and train others in tools such as SOP’s and OPL’s

Escalate issues that affect production to the appropriate persons in a timely manner

Deliver the daily plan and target line efficiencies (OEE)

Verify the accuracy of the loss data (OFS and tick sheets).

Develop understanding of loss management system and use data in Team Review Forums

Liaise with relevant departments regarding packaging and raw material shortage issues. Feedback outcomes to Plant Manager.

Ensure all rework is completed in a timely manner

Work with other PL’S and FFS Planner to ensure correct cover for Mixing requirements

Manage PSL locations to ensure inventory accuracy

Provide production support to the technical leader and engineering team with the implementation of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)

With appropriate support from Engineering and QA, ensure that all Capital and Innovation Projects relevant to the North Rocks site are implemented effectively

Responsible for implementation and upkeep of area housekeeping and 5S

Understand the principle of WCM and use WCM tools where appropriate

Ensure proper use of Effective Maintenance (e.g. CLI’s)

To provide effective leadership to the team of manufacturing personnel, including training, development, communication, and involvement

Ensure all workers on shift have completed the site induction, including temporary labour

Ensure employees complete relevant training and assessment

Participate in recruitment and on boarding activities for new team members

Responsible for the cost effective utilisation of labour

Responsible for managing short term absences in line with business requirements

Responsible for managing and ordering temporary cover

Regular performance conversations with employees including annual performance reviews

Conduct incident investigations and provide recommendations to the Plant Manager

Hold employee counselling/verbal warning disciplinary sessions

Liaise with payroll regarding shift patterns and overtime payments

Approve hours worked for employees using payroll system Kronos

Ensure that appropriate investment is made into Skills Training and Employee Development to maintain team members at the required level for the current and future operation

Understand and work within the scope of the North Rocks EBA

Understand North Rocks Site Master Plan and Strategy

Communicate relevant elements of Strategy and ensure team’s understanding

Drive activities that align with, and support, the Unilever Manufacturing System methodology

Understand and implement Run 2 Standard Strategy

Operate as a key member of the Site Management Team and represent operations on committees, continuous improvement teams, and cross functional groups

Ensure effective and appropriate consultative practices are adopted, including consultation with union delegates and officials when required

Ensure correct use of QA line sheets in order to ensure quality product

Agree with Plant Manager rework required and execute accordingly

Use the NCR system to manage rework/reject across production and mixing plants

To ensure that OH&S guidelines and company policies are understood and adhered to

Responsible for ensuring the completion of spills and near miss notification of injuries and subsequent investigations

Ensure all waste generation is minimised and disposed of correctly

Ensure that the site safety checklists are completed

Develop an appropriate appreciation of the importance of Safety Systems

Respond to spillage incidents appropriately

Ensure that appropriate PPE is available

Ensure correct use of the D-Card process

Conduct safety engagements and deep compliance checks

Support for all audits as per business requirements

Backup Emergency Controller / Incident Controller in line with the Site Emergency Plan

Does this sound like You

Tertiary qualification preferred

Experience in a manufacturing leadership role preferred

Experience with FMCG products preferred

People management experience preferred

Ability to coach and influence operations

Strong influencing and negotiation skills

Exceptional planning and communications skills

Technical understanding of manufacturing process improvement and leadership of continuous improvement initiatives

Demonstrates ability to apply change management principles and drive a cultural change agenda

What awaits you at Unilever

The core of Unilever’s culture is captured as Human, Purposeful, Accountable. You will be joining a dynamic, flexible, and inspiring work environment that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success.

This is your opportunity to be part of a purpose-led business and a global community where you can progress your career both locally and internationally. You will also benefit from amazing discounts on external company products, attractive employee referral reward program amongst other benefits.

This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world’s most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don’t waste any time – apply now!

If you require reasonable adjustments for the application and recruitment process, please advise us on [email protected] .

Unilever is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.

This means we encourage people with all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Māori and Pacific Peoples, and people with disabilities. Interested in learning more, check out our Reconciliation Action Plan and Workplace Adjustment Policy on the Unilever webpage.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! We encourage you to advise us at the time of your application if you require any reasonable adjustment so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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Company Location:  Sydney NSW

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