Operations Manager

Taylors Wines
8 June 2018
Clare Valley, Australia
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For three generations the Taylor family has crafted great wines in South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley.  In 2017, Taylors Wines was announced as the most awarded winery in the world – a first for any Australian winery.  With strong national sales and a growing export market, the business is poised for even greater achievements in the years ahead.

The Operations Manager reports to the General Manager of Winery Operations and is responsible for packaging operations in a new, state of the art bottling facility opened in 2017.  The broad-ranging accountabilities of this pivotal role include production scheduling, bottling line operation, cost and stock control and oversight of supplier contracts and label artwork with a strong focus on maximum efficiency, best practice and continuous improvement.  Also vitally important will be leadership and development of the small dedicated production team.

Applications are invited from experienced manufacturing professionals preferably with exposure to a food safety certified environment.  Excellent leadership, relationship management, change management and negotiation skills will be paramount along with commercial acumen and a strong commitment to process improvement and customer service.  Experience with lean manufacturing principles and/or tertiary qualifications in an engineering related discipline would be an advantage.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work in the beautiful Clare Valley and join a buoyant South Australian business with a vision to make outstanding wines which will stand the test of time and be the pride of the next generation of the Taylor family.

For a job and person specification, please visit henderconsulting.com.au and for further information on our client, please visit taylorswines.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed at Hender Consulting by email to 22807@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Gill Manser at Hender Consulting on (08) 8100 8827.

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