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Integrated Business Planning Manager

Date: 17-Nov-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers. 


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.


We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits:


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks:


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 


Simplot Australia values the innovation and relationship building that comes from face to face connection but also recognises the need for flexibility in the lives of our team members. This is why we have a hybrid work environment, with one dedicated day per week where we all come together to maintain our successful culture of innovation, connection and collaboration.

About our role:


As a result of internal movement and our newly created Customer Service & Fulfilment function we are now recruiting the role of Integrated Business Planning Manager. Reporting directly to the Executive Director Customer Service & Fulfilment, and based at our head office, this role will lead and manage the execution of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process, including Integrated Tactical Planning (ITP) process, within Simplot.

What you will do:


  • To enhance and strengthen the effectiveness of the IBP / ITP process through continuous improvement and ensuring that all departments and functions maintain a fully integrated approach. 
  • Drive and facilitate the decision-making process in line with the business goals.
  • Provide timely, clear and pro-active advice to the executive leadership team and other senior stakeholders to respond to opportunities and resolve challenges. 
  • To support coordination of the annual strategic planning process across categories and functions.
  • Provide high level leadership of a direct report who is responsible for executing the Portfolio Management Review (PMR) process at Simplot.

About you:


To be successful in this role you will be tertiary qualified in a business-related discipline.  You will have ideally been in a similar role and be able to provide examples around your investigative and strong problem-solving capability. 


Your organisation skills and attention to detail is a real strength and you will have a continuous improvement mindset looking to identify opportunities to build on current processes. Your strong communication skills will allow you to build strong cross-functional relationships to achieve outcomes and as a team player you will enjoy working within a high achieving positive environment.  


Exposure to the FMCG environment and the understanding of the Oliver Wight IBP framework will be advantageous.  


If this sounds like you, then apply now.




Job Requisition ID: 11714 

Travel Required: None 

Pay Grade: Global Grade 6 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at