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Process Area Production Manager

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Ulverstone, TAS, AU, 7315

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR 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

  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role

  • Large team management 
  • Day shift role to manage process and people
  • Based at our potato production plant in Ulverstone, North West Tasmania


We are looking for a talented and experienced individual for the role of Process Area Manager at our Ulverstone plant in Tasmania.

What you will do

Reporting into the Production Manager, you will manage your Team Leaders and Operators, manage equipment and processes and meet the production plan whilst ensuring all safety, quality, environmental and cost targets are met.


  • Lead your Team to complete the daily operating plan that delivers in the most cost-effective way for the business.
  • Meeting safety, health, environmental, GMP and HACCP requirements.
  • Identifying and removing and reporting safety, health, environmental and quality hazards in your work area.
  • Reviewing, recognising and providing regular feedback to your team.
  • Providing ongoing leadership, support and coaching to your team to ensure that work output and behaviours continuously meet expectations and encourage a Continuous Improvement thinking.

About you

  • You are an experienced Area Manager within a manufacturing / production environment.  
  • Ideally experienced within the Food / FMCG industry.
  • You will have experience in production practices and a comprehensive knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing.  
  • A qualification in Food Processing or Competitive Manufacturing is preferred.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now


Applications close Friday, 15 July 2022

Other Information

Job Requisition ID: 9882 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Ulverstone 

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