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Manufacturing Manager

Aesop - Melbourne, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


Purpose of the role

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Manufacturing Manager to join us full-time within our Global Head Office based in Collingwood.

Reporting to the Production Manager, you'll be responsible for leading a team within Production ensuring the production schedule is met, manufacturing methods are optimised and translated into commercially viable methods and utilising your technical and analytical expertise and problem-solving skills will proactively address and solve manufacturing and production issues.

As Aesop continues in its substantial growth, it is imperative that the Manufacturing Manager be a hands-on and agile leader with a desire to work towards new company goals.

Key responsibilities

  • Attend and materially contribute to productions of high-risk products, new products, reformulations, scale-ups, manufacturer transitions providing supporting documentation to Commercialisation team.
  • Support Quality Team in resolving quality issues related to raw materials, packaging, and contents investigations, periodically audit Contract Manufacturers, liaise with R&D for any raw material deviations proposed by Contract Manufacturers.
  • Attend R&D pilots and critically evaluate manufacturing methods to identify pinch points and streamline processes.
  • Manage and support Production Coordinators ensuring production schedule is met, status updates impacting orders are communicated to the relevant internal and external stakeholders, and ERP is data is accurate.
  • Proactively work with contract manufacturers and internal stakeholders on continuous improvement initiatives including production validations, and batch size optimisation and sustainability projects.

What we are looking for

  • Significant experience in a manufacturing/production management position ideally in a regulated facility
  • Proven track record of planning, prioritisation, and implementation of projects
  • Process and detail oriented with the ability to drive these behaviours through a team
  • An incredibly curious nature to understand the root cause
  • Ability to build good rapport with key cross functional teams
  • Exceptional visual, written, and verbal communication
  • An ability to articulate ideas in many ways and is open to change

At Aesop, we believe that the best people drive our business to continued success and so we take a holistic approach to employment, promoting employee wellbeing initiatives, generous complimentary product allocations and encouraging deep connections with the local community through the Aesop Foundation, volunteering, matched giving programs.

Aesop provides a supportive and stimulating working environment and a commitment to developing our employees at all levels. If you are looking for the opportunity to evolve your career to the next level with a progressive and entrepreneurial Australian business, then apply now.