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Safety Health & Wellbeing Manager

Date: 14-Apr-2021

Location: Flemington, VIC, AU, 3031

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The Role


  • Drive Health and Safety Programs
  • Work in a dynamic and engaging team
  • Based at our Flemington site


We are a dynamic food manufacturer with 6 manufacturing plants in Australia.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Safety Manager to join our chilled seafood production plant in Flemington in the Western suburbs of Melbourne on a 12-month fixed term contract.

What will you do


  • Provide strategic direction, set priorities
  • Lead Health, Safety and Wellbeing across the site
  • Drive continuous improvement


Reporting to the Head of Safety, Health & Wellbeing and as a member of the Site Leadership Team, you will provide the strategic direction, set priorities and lead Safety, Health and Wellbeing activities across the site. You will also provide training to site and maintain administrative registers (records, licences etc.) and partner with key site stakeholders to provide the technical support as a trusted advisor. 


This role is instrumental in ensuring the business maintains a strong commitment to continuous improvement in Safety, Health and Wellbeing through implementation of the Workplace Health and Safety program, supporting line management in delivering the Simplot strategy within the site. 

What will you bring


  • Relevant tertiary qualified (or post graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or related discipline).
  • Substantial working knowledge of OH&S /Workers Compensation law, including the financial implications of claims and premiums management in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Sound knowledge of hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control principles and their practical application to plant, equipment, processes, property, environment and other risk exposures within the business.
  • Solid understanding of the principles of work related injury/illness and rehabilitation, practical application of appropriate claims management processes.
  • Experienced facilitating small training sessions.
  • The ability to work across a diverse team to lead workshops and working groups.
  • Ability to build credibility and influence within the site and broader organisation at all levels.



  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Discounted Products and Services.


This is an outstanding opportunity to build your professional experience and gain exposure to Simplot's end to end safety practices.


If this sounds like your next exciting career move, please apply now.

Job Requisition ID: 4080 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Flemington 

Country: Australia 


Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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