Continuous Improvement Manager


Your purpose:
Take charge by leading IWS (Integrated Work System) and be an advocate for change processes by using your technical understanding, offer guidance and solutions to the how, what and why!


The key outputs of the role:
This is a varied and high-profile role where you will be required to implement and embed strong process, working closely with Production and Line Managers, to ensure long term plans are mapped and building capacity and capability. Work right from shop floor to senior leaders to equip and coach our team to ensure success of our products.


  • Facilitates development of Plans to address losses and build capability
  • Providing coaching to teams and their leaders
  • Drive performance and support a CI culture from leadership to the shop floor.
  • Focus on Zero Loss

What you will bring:

  • Your strong ability to communicate effectively, with purpose and confidence as well as influence change will be first and foremost
  • Your ability to identify areas which could improve, offering solutions and initiating change will then be key
  • You will have strong influencing skills with the ability to coach and guide teams, not only in their development but around the journey
  • You will understand what a high performing team and environment will bring while being active in the manufacturing process and change
  • A background in production, quality or process engineering is ideal, however leadership and change are expected, along with your experience in continuous improvement (IWS & Dairy experience is advantageous)

You will be engaged with the team looking for value add opportunities while understanding loss, defects and foresee areas for continuous improvement.


We Are Fonterra:

Fonterra is a global nutrition company owned by 10,000 farming families in New Zealand. We employ 20,000 people around the globe and offer amazing opportunities for people who want to join our team.

Located at our Dairy Country business, this state-of-the-art high-volume dairy processing facility that value-adds and processes cheese products for the local and export markets. With over 200 staff across two sites (Tullamarine & Campbellfield), we currently deliver processed cheese products to some of Australia's largest brands and companies.


At Fonterra, we understand that to attract top talent we need to have the jobs that will make you want to get out of bed in the morning. Diversity, inclusion, and flexibility are a big part of our business, and with a collaborative culture, inspiring leaders and passionate people, this is a great place to work. We need good people, we need you – please apply and join our team.