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Production Shift Leader (Day Shift)

Bega Cheese Limited - Sydney, NSW

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and wholesome food brands that are enjoyed in Australia and all around the world. Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with a turnover in excess of $3 billion and over 4000 employees, is made possible by our values and outward-looking perspective. 

With a strong regional focus and dedication to community, we are proud of our heritage and will continue to build great opportunities to allow people to develop and thrive.

If you are curious & creative, invested in not only your own success but also the growth of others, and believe in building the Great Australian Food Company, then you might be the one for us!

The Opportunity & Team 

Based at our Smithfield site we have an excellent permanent opportunity for a full time Production Shift Leader (Day Shift) to join the team. In this vital site based role, you will execute the strategy for the manufacturing team as well as lead the team to deliver the plan, whilst pursing improvements in safety, quality, cost operational excellence, culture and engagement.

Please note: Hours for this role are 6.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday, although some flexibility around hours is required.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Leader you will be responsible for: 


  • Leading and monitoring safe work practices on site, including the wearing of appropriate PPE, identifying safety issues, reporting and investigating near misses/incidents, action close outs and ensure sufficient training of team Members


  • Ensuring systemic DMAIC (5 Whys) problem solving is applied to achieve improvement against OGSM targets and drive accountability for quality
  • Coaching teams to ensure food safety practices are followed and high quality products are manufactured within specifications 

Operational Excellence:

  • Completing standard work and GEMBAs to ensure procedures and quality checks are completed as per plan
  • Championing teamwork to improve team behaviours and drive results
  • Driving and delivering relevant FI projects with and through the team
  • Driving accountability to eliminate waste
  • Completing all scheduled Operational Excellence activities and embed principles in team (5S, VM, FI, Safety, Standard Work etc.) as specified in relevant Operational Excellence broad plans and in line with site Operational Excellence maturity

To be Successful in this Role

We look for potential, not only performance. To be successful you will be open about your strengths and weaknesses and prepared to challenge yourself. We value diversity of thinking, experiences and perspectives and listening. Bega people support each other to achieve together.

You will have outstanding improvement and problem solving skills, and be able to motivate and inspire people at all levels. You will ideally be degree qualified in a technical or related discipline, and have experience in leading an operations team. FMCG experience and an in-depth knowledge of process improvement techniques would also stand you in good stead.

What you can Expect

  • To be part of a supportive and talented team
  • Career development and job opportunities
  • An excellent culture that holds true to company values
  • An employer that gives back to the communities and charities we work closely with
  • And amazing employee benefits such as Health Insurance subsidy, Flexible Work, Purchased Leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program to name a few.


We want to learn about you. Remember to include a cover letter describing your strengths and how you might apply them in this role in addition to your resume. 

Applications Close: Wednesday 3 March 2021, however don't delay as the recruitment process may commence prior to the advertised close date

We will accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia.

Recruiters, we appreciate your interest, but we've got this one covered, thanks!