Manufacturing Leader


At Lion Dairy & Drinks, we are empowered to deliver high quality products to our customers safely and on time. We want to make doing business with us as easy as possible. To do this, we take the time to get to know our customers and teams to build strong partnerships.

Due to an internal move, our Penrith site is looking for an experienced Manufacturing Leader who will lead the manufacturing teams to achieve our targets on quality, safety, cost, process excellence, culture and engagement. This role reports into the Site Leader as part of the Site Steering Group, with a focus on the effective running of the site to meet our customer needs and ensure efficient production. With 3 direct reports and 40+ indirect reports, key responsibilities include cost control, team capability, process optimisation, raising and closure of safety, quality and environmental actions, waste metrics and labour utilisation.

Providing leadership with a collaborative style will enable you to communicate operational information and upskill the teams on OPEX tools and champion a positive culture. As a key contributor to our strategic goals, we are seeking an experienced and passionate leader, with a focus on building capability and empowering others, combined with industry experience across FMCG with proven business and financial acumen.

You thrive in a fast paced environment and are extremely agile and experienced building team capability with a passion in delivering to targets and deadlines, leading operations teams and can demonstrate expertise in bringing new solutions to old problems, process improvement and lean manufacturing principles and disciplines.

You may have seen that Kirin & Lion have announced the sale of Dairy & Drinks business to Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (Mengniu Dairy) on a standalone basis, pending regulatory approvals. We believe this sale will allow Dairy & Drinks to benefit from access to leading-edge dairy research and development capability as well as further investment as part of the Mengniu Dairy business.

Sounds like a fit? Start a conversation today

Agencies please note: We do not accept unsolicited resumes and assume no liability for agency fees should floated candidates apply directly to our advertised positions.


At Lion Dairy & Drinks, we are empowered to deliver high quality products to our customers safely and on time. We want to make doing business with us as easy as possible. To do this, we take the time to get to know our customers and teams to build strong partnerships.

Due to an internal move, our Penrith site is looking for an experienced Manufacturing Leader who will lead the manufacturing teams to achieve our targets on quality, safety, cost, process excellence, culture and engagement. This role reports into the Site Leader as part of the Site Steering Group, with a focus on the effective running of the site to meet our customer needs and ensure efficient production. With 3 direct reports and 40+ indirect reports, key responsibilities include cost control, team capability, process optimisation, raising and closure of safety, quality and environmental actions, waste metrics and labour utilisation.

Providing leadership with a collaborative style will enable you to communicate operational information and upskill the teams on OPEX tools and champion a positive culture. As a key contributor to our strategic goals, we are seeking an experienced and passionate leader, with a focus on building capability and empowering others, combined with industry experience across FMCG with proven business and financial acumen.

You thrive in a fast paced environment and are extremely agile and experienced building team capability with a passion in delivering to targets and deadlines, leading operations teams and can demonstrate expertise in bringing new solutions to old problems, process improvement and lean manufacturing principles and disciplines.

You may have seen that Kirin & Lion have announced the sale of Dairy & Drinks business to Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (Mengniu Dairy) on a standalone basis, pending regulatory approvals. We believe this sale will allow Dairy & Drinks to benefit from access to leading-edge dairy research and development capability as well as further investment as part of the Mengniu Dairy business.

Sounds like a fit? Start a conversation today

Agencies please note: We do not accept unsolicited resumes and assume no liability for agency fees should floated candidates apply directly to our advertised positions.

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