Bega Cheese Limited

Job Description

The Role

We are currently seeking applications for a Value-Add Shift Manager to join our production team at The Peanut Company of Australia (PCA), a division of Bega Foods. The successful person will manage the day-to-day operation of the plant shift, determine efficiency improvements and preventative maintenance, and provide leadership to shift staff to achieve required Safety, Quality and Production performance.


  • Management and performance of all shift staff and operations
  • Providing leadership and management of all safety aspects in the operation of the shift
  • Ensuring shift staff are given on the job training for new tasks and have successfully met the requirements of the Job Orientation Check sheet before
  • Monitoring and managing on the job staff training to ensure adequate back up numbers for key operational tasks
  • Effective and efficient machinery operation and staff performance to meet or exceed targets as determined using online testing sheets

About you

  • Experience in a similar role having managed up to 8 production staff that comply to policies, procedures and standards
  • Certificate IV or above in Frontline Management and/or WHS qualification or equivalent experience
  • Ability to coach, motivate and develop staff
  • Ability to uphold OH&S and quality requirements always
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Forklift license and driving experience (highly desirable)
  • Previous food manufacturing experience (highly desirable)

The Bega Story

Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and iconic food and beverage brands. Whether it’s VEGEMITE on toast, a Big M on the go or a Zooper Dooper on a hot day – you’ve probably grown up enjoying the iconic products we proudly manufacture every day at Bega. Being recently named in the Top 10 Strongest Australian Brands of 2022, our vision is to become The Great Australian Food Company!

Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with an annual turnover in excess of $2 billion and approximately 4,000 employees, is made possible by our dedicated workforce who live and breathe our values every day. We have a strong regional focus and proudly support the communities where we work, live and play. At Bega, we are proud of our heritage and will continue to build great opportunities to encourage our people to develop and thrive. Come and be a part of our success story as we continue to build The Great Australian Food Company!

Life at Bega

Company culture and our values are very important to us. From flexible working arrangements and regular social catch ups, we’re committed to fostering a supportive and agile work environment for our team.

  • Join a dedicated, forward-thinking and innovative culture
  • Grow with us, through opportunities for career development and progression
  • Contribute by giving back to your community through charities we partner with
  • Access to mental and physical health programs through our wellbeing portal and programs
  • Enjoy excellent employee benefits, including flexible working, purchased leave options and salary continuance insurance


The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment medical.

At Bega, diversity and inclusion is a business priority, we want everyone to be themselves regardless of their background, religion, sexual orientation, age or gender so we can truly reflect the customers and communities that we serve. No matter how you identify, we encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for roles at Bega.

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

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