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Position Title: Shift Manager - Timaru 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Timaru 

Requisition ID: 27621 



At McCain Foods, we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.


In this role, the Shift Manager will have responsibility and accountability for the short-term planning and day-to-day leadership & management of alternating French Fry shifts and all the resources allocated to this operation. Key competencies are measured around Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Reporting Functions, Employment Relations, and Environment. To understand, comply and where necessary enforce, company policies and practices currently in place and any new policies/practices that are implemented. 


About the role

  • Promote and improve the health and safety culture, ensuring compliance within the Production Department
  • Responsible for the implementation and sustainment of all the plant programs, policies and procedures at shift level
  • Have a 'hands on' approach to developing a strong Production team
  • Understanding the contributors to Total Production Cost, to actively work towards zero loss
  • Implement and sustain lean improvements made through continuous improvement events
  • Accountable for the quality of all production, ensuring all relevant Quality Management Systems (QMS) are being adhered to
  • To have a 'hands on' approach to Employee Relations


About you

  • Verifiable experience in Supply Chain and Inventory Management with relevant industry qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes, safety, quality (HACCP, GMP), Warehouse Management System and Environment Management Systems
  • Ability to understand documentation in any of the above mentioned systems
  • A strong team player with good organisational, people and communication skills
  • Background in food packaging and processing would be beneficial
  • Physically fit to complete minimal manual handling


What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to be a part of a global iconic brand, fun and high performing team
  • Pioneering, innovative and dedicated development programs
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to 'Chip In' and give back to the community as part of our paid volunteer program each year
  • Hands on role working closely with the Manufacturing Leadership Team


Apply now if you are looking for a rewarding next step in your career!



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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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: ANZ 
Department: ​Timaru Production D ​
Location(s): NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Timaru || NZ - New Zealand : Auckland : Auckland || NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Christchurch || NZ - New Zealand : Hawke's Bay : Hastings || NZ - New Zealand : Other : Reference job description || NZ - New Zealand : Wellington Region : Wellington 

Company: McCain Foods (NZ) Limited 

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