Transport & Logistics Manager Role

Transport and Logistics Manager Role

We are looking for an experienced Logistics Professional to manage all facets of our delivery service.   You will work closely with our stores team, continuing to build and develop our service levels by utilising new technology and bringing a fresh set of eyes to the table to identify and implement improvements along the way.

An exciting leadership opportunity with Victoria’s largest Food Manufacturer

  • Lead from the front in this fast paced and exciting workplace

  • Manage, mentor, and develop our dedicated team of drivers.

  • Take ownership of Chain of Responsibility (COR) within the distribution channel.

  • A company open to ideas for continuous improvement.

  • Our chicken is the best available, help us deliver on time every time to our customers.

  • Full-time position offering an exceptional career opportunity.

  • We work hard and fast but still know how to have fun.

Hazeldene’s is a leading Central Victorian food manufacturer in the FMCG sector. A family business that still knows how to look after its staff and customers.  For over 80 years the business has sustained strong employment opportunities within the region whilst supporting a variety of Community initiatives.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Logistics Professional to manage all facets of our delivery service.   You will work closely with our stores team, continuing to build and develop our service levels by utilising new technology and bringing a fresh set of eyes to the table to identify and implement improvements along the way.

This senior role is a direct report to the General Manager Plant Operations.  Join a team of professionals in an organisation that will provide solid long term employment opportunities with potential for training and future career development.

Applications:

If you have the experience, the drive, and the commitment to succeed in this role and have full working rights in Australia send an email to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

Applications close 4 June 2021

Interviews for suitable candidates will commence immediately.

 Hazeldene’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Distribution Driver

Distribution Driver

Hazeldenes are looking for an experienced and safety conscious distribution driver to deliver food products on a multi-drop basis throughout metropolitan and regional areas to small and large retailers.

Our Company:
Hazeldenes’ is an innovative leader in the Australian poultry industry. We have cemented ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies, launching many of the country’s most innovative poultry products over recent years for some of Australia’s most renowned retailers.

The Role:
Reporting to the Fleet Manager, this role requires an experienced and safety conscious distribution driver to deliver food products on a multi-drop basis throughout metropolitan and regional areas to small and large retailers.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Multi-drop deliveries
  • Customer service
  • Unloading of products
  • Loading of return items including packaging and pallets
  • Delivery management including QA and consignment.
Position Description

About You:
To be successful in this position you will possess:

  • Current HC licence and able to work a flexible roster
  • Current Basic Fatigue Management certification or prepared to complete within 1 month of commencement
  • Experience working with food products
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet demands
  • High level customer service skills with the capacity to solve customer grievances with diplomacy
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Physically fit and able to lift at least 25 kg

Desirable:

  • 2 years truck driving experience in a delivery role
  • Current Forklift licence

Benefits:
In return we can offer a permanent long-term position within a passionate and progressive organisation accompanied by an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience.

How to Apply:
Applications close February 25th 2021. Apply Now For additional information, email jobs@hazeldenes.com.au.


Hazeldenes are an Equal Opportunity employer

Fleet Maintenance Manager

Fleet Maintenance Manager Position

An excellent opportunity has arisen within our Vehicle Maintenance team to manage and coordinate the maintenance of mobile plant, vehicles and all associated equipment. In this role you be required to provide high quality repairs and modifications while ensuring preventative maintenance tasks are completed with a high level of safety regard within the required time frame.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • Large & Diverse range of vehicles/equipment.

About Us:
Hazeldenes’ is a fully integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have cemented ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies. With a fleet of over 250 vehicles, you will have the opportunity to manage a department working on a diverse range of equipment and develop your career in maintenance leading a passionate team of people.

The Role:
An excellent opportunity has arisen within our Vehicle Maintenance team to manage and coordinate the maintenance of mobile plant, vehicles and all associated equipment. In this role you be required to provide high quality repairs and modifications while ensuring preventative maintenance tasks are completed with a high level of safety regard within the required time frame.

  • Working with your team on European, Japanese and American drive line trucks and a range of tractors, earth moving equipment, generators, forklifts, and refrigerated transport vehicles.
  • Implement systems of preventative maintenance on all equipment and machines
  • Uphold all Quality Assurance principles including the management and Supervision of the Truck Detailing department.
  • Accurate completion of all QA paperwork.
  • Resolution of unscheduled work requirements.
  • Organize and conduct preventative maintenance checks recording identified issues.
  • Purchase relevant spare parts and assist stores in identifying stocked parts
Position Description

About you:
To be considered for this role you must be committed to safety in the workplace as we pride ourselves on our Zero Harm goal.  You must also possess:

  • Relevant trade qualifications combined with Mechanical aptitude.
  • Awareness of the requirements of a vehicle maintenance workshop environment.
  • Chain Of Responsibility understanding.
  • Strong experience with the Microsoft suite, including Word and Excel.
  • MEX maintenance system experience would be an advantage.

Benefits:
This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop your Maintenance Management career with one of Victoria’s largest manufacturers you will be offered career development opportunities as well as a competitive salary package.

How to Apply:

Please submit your current CV with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role via the Apply Now button below.

Applications close: 5.00pm  18th February 2021

Apply Now

Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Process, Hatchery and Farm Positions

Process, Hatchery and Farm Positions

We have ongoing and short term job opportunities currently available.

Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, is one of the largest employers in the Bendigo region and is always on the lookout for motivated team members in a variety of roles across our business. We have ongoing and short term job opportunities across our Lockwood manufacturing facility, Bendigo East hatchery and a range of Central Victorian farms.

To apply, forward your resume with a cover letter to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

Applications close 28 August 2020

Family Business with an International focus

Family business with an international focus

Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm is taking its fresh chicken products to the world.

After many years of selling frozen products to Hong Kong, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and PNG, Hazeldene’s is now exporting fresh products to Hong Kong several times a week in order to meet growing demand.

Hazeldene’s is the biggest private employer in Bendigo with more than 700 employees and 400 contractors, most of whom come from the area. This family business, which produces chickens for market from breeding to plate, has been operating for more than 60 years. It processes up to 680,000 chickens a week at Lockwood, with breeding and rearing farms, a hatchery, growing farms and a processing plant across Central Victoria.

Hazeldene’s Executive Director John Hazeldene said the company, which prides itself on producing quality chickens and presenting them in innovative ways, was starting to reap the rewards of building relationships and contacts throughout Asia.

“The quality of our product is drawing plenty of attention and we are creating a highly sought after brand position in Hong Kong,” he said.

“While exports currently make up only a small portion of our overall sales, we are keen to expand this section of the business rapidly over the next five years.”

Mr Hazeldene said it was important for the company to do plenty of ground work now in building capabilities, gaining accreditations and finetuning logistics in preparation for the planned growth.

Recent Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) negotiated by the Federal Government have encouraged Hazeldene’s to pursue export markets more aggressively.

“These FTAs may open up areas that we have not had direct access to previously,” Mr Hazeldene said. “We are very optimistic they will lead to strong opportunities for growth.”

For “Australia has a reputation for growing high quality fresh food – we pride ourselves on producing the best chicken in the country so a growing export market will enhance both our and Australia’s reputation.”

For more information contact Sue Titcumb on 0417 368 671.

Proud to support the local community and provide many local jobs

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Lockwood Primary School students take on the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge

All the team at Hazeldenes are behind a group of Grade 6 students from Lockwood Primary School who are currently seeing a years worth of work come to fruition on the track at Maryborough as they participate in the 2015 RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge.

The entire school community have watched these students grow throughout the year and develop into a really close group, who positively encourage and support each other every single day.

The years work is culminating this weekend in Maryborough where the students will spend 2 nights and three days camping behind the pits at the track as part of the event.  Not only do their vehicles have to pass strict scrutineering process for both design and construction but they students them selves are taking part in a fourteen hour ride during Friday and Saturday.

What an amazing effort from the students and the support crew of teachers and parents involved in the project.

Go the Chicken Ninjas and the GT Zoomers

Hazeldene’s presents to Senate Inquiry

Today Hazeldene’s voluntarily presented at the public hearing of a Senate inquiry into the impact of Australia’s temporary work visa programs on the Australian labor market and on temporary work visa holders.  Hazeldene’s welcomed the opportunity to engage with the Federal Government via the Senate Inquiry on such an important component of strengthening and sustaining Australia’s job market.

Contrary to claims by Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chester Hazeldene’s is not increasingly using temporary work visa workers to fill shifts.  Over the last five years Hazeldene’s has experienced substantial growth generating a 50 percent increase in employment with job generation predominantly from the Bendigo and surrounding region.  Hazeldene’s is one of regional Victoria’s largest private employers currently employing 720 people directly and more than 670 contractors.

While we do not use the Seasonal Worker Program we do have seasonal demand for our products and we manage that by engaging local staff on a casual basis over this period. We find that process works well for local job seekers and meets the needs of our operations.

Hazeldene’s also works in partnership with reputable contracting companies who provide locally based contract staff, the majority of whom are local, for a broad range of tasks including plumbing, electrical and equipment maintenance, cleaning, security, equipment hire, chicken boning and packing.

Hazeldene’s is committed to its employees and values the contribution that staff from a broad range of culturally diverse backgrounds makes to the long-term viability of our operation.

Our full media statement can be found here.

Biosecurity at Hazeldene’s

Biosecurity at Hazeldene’s

Hazeldene’s Farming Manager Karl Lawson discusses the importance of biosecurity with ABC Rural in light of the recent Avian Influenza outbreak in the US. Read the full story and listen to audio here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/american-bird-flu-outbreak/6425446

Righteous Pups Gala raises $80,000

Saturday Nights Gala Auction Night for Righteous Pups was a huge success, raising more than $80,000 to help train Autism Assistance Dogs for children with high spectrum autism.

Sponsored by Hazeldene’s, WIN and Harley Central Bendigo, the Gala brought out the best in the Bendigo community, with many people digging deep.

“We were ecstatic to achieve such a fantastic result” said Hazeldene’s Brand Manager and event organiser, Michelle Daniel. “Hazeldene’s would particularly like to extend thanks to Adam Poyser of Poyser Motors who was the winning bidder on the Harley Davidson motorbike at $14,250 and promptly donated the bike back into the auction. Poysers effectively made a $14,000 donation to Righteous Pups and that really set the tone of generosity for the night” she said.

Second time around, Steve Robertson was the winning bidder of the Harley Davidson at $14,000, but added a very generous donation when making out his cheque to Righteous Pups.

Dick Hazeldene paid $10,000 to sponsor and name a 7 week old Righteous Puppy who stole hearts, making an appearance on the night.

The audience were enraptured by some very special stories of recipients of Righteous Pups who attended, really showing the difference an assistance dog makes to families living with autism.

John Lingard sang beautifully, and rose to the challenge when WIN’s Scott Hosking offered to make a further donation for another song late in the night.

Founder and Managing Director of Righteous Pups, Joanne Baker was blown away with the result. “We’ve run fundraisers before, but this really took it to a whole new level for us, and we are absolutely thrilled with the result, its just brilliant” she said at the end of the night, almost speechless.

The evening would not have been possible without the donations from many businesses for auction, and the many people who bid at auction. Hazeldene’s and Righteous Pups would like to thank everybody that contributed to the night’s success.