McCain Foods

Job Description

Position Title: Shift Manager, Prepared Foods (Ballarat)

Position Type: Regular – Full-Time

Position Location: Ballarat

Requisition ID: 23010


We know the importance that food plays in people’s lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.

A key role in our prepared food manufacturing team is our Shift Manager. We’re on the lookout for an experienced and self-motivated leader to manage the forward planning and day-to-day leadership/management of processing/packing shifts and all the resources allocated to the operation.

With 3 direct reports and a diverse remit, this role will focus on leadership of the processing/packing shifts, which encompasses a range of areas, including; Health & Safety (our #1 priority), Change Management, Team Development and Training, Cost Efficiency, Continuous Improvement, Quality (Product & Systems), People Leadership, Compliance and Environment.

Key competencies for this role are measured around Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, People and Environment. This includes understanding, complying and, where necessary, enforcing, company policies and practices currently in place and any new policies/practices that are implemented.


About You

  • Demonstrated experience in food processing/manufacturing and complex environment
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes, Safety, GMP, HACCP, Environment and Quality Systems
  • Ability to rotate between day, afternoon and night shifts as required
  • Aptitude to think logically and problem solve paired with results orientation


What’s in it for You?

  • Opportunity to be a part of a global iconic brand, fun & high performing team
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Pioneering, innovative and dedicated development programs
  • Opportunity to Chip In and give back to the community as part of our paid volunteer program each year


If you are an effective & thought leader and want to get behind an organisation that celebrates real connections, then this is your role!


Apply now to join an iconic Global brand!

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.

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