Group Leader – Secondary Food Processing

Group Leader – Secondary Food Processing

An excellent career opportunity exists for an experienced FMCG professional to take on the responsibility as a Processing Group Leader within our Secondary Processing Facility.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer

  • Attractive remuneration packing based up skills & experience

  • Permanent full time position located in Bendigo


Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a vertically integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have established ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies, launching a variety of innovative poultry products for some of the countries most renowned retailers. Further we are on the cusp of a major expansion which comes with many opportunities to enhance our current and future systems/practices.

The Role:

An excellent career opportunity exists for an experienced FMCG professional to take on the responsibility as a Processing Group Leader within our Secondary Processing Facility. As a Group Leader you will be accountable for ensuring that all aspects of the Secondary Processing Operations under your responsibility are carried out in a safe, efficient, cost effective, timely and productive manner. Your duties will include though are not limited to:

  • Developing, maintaining and monitoring all documentation relevant to the Secondary Processing facility to meet statutory and food safety legislation along with required audits within the scope of the business
  • Ensuring planned key performance indicators within the Secondary Processing department for efficiency and performance are met or exceeded
  • Optimising resource use, minimising costs, mentoring staff and maintaining OH&S and quality standards.
Position Description

About you:

To be successful in this position you must be committed to demonstrating Hazeldenes core values of fairness, equity, quality and respect. You must also possess:

  • 5+ years progressive experience in a key leadership/management role within a manufacturing environment, preferably within FMCG
  • Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies
  • Understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long term position with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience along with a range of on the job training and career development opportunities.

How to Apply:

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Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 23rd August 2019

Hazeldenes are an Equal Opportunity employer

 

Production Supervisor – Secondary Food processing

Production Supervisor – Secondary Food processing

An excellent career opportunity exists within our secondary processing facility for a Production Supervisor .

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer

  • Excellent career development opportunities

  • Attractive remuneration packaging based upon skills and experience

Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a vertically integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have established ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies, launching a variety of innovative poultry products for some of the countries most renowned retailers. Further we are on the cusp of a major expansion which comes with many opportunities to enhance our current and future systems/practices.

The Role:

An excellent career opportunity exists within our secondary processing facility for a Production Supervisor to take responsibility for planning, administering and reviewing the manufacturing processes in order to optimise resource use, minimise costs and ensure that OH&S and Quality standards are met at all times. Your duties will include though are not limited to:

  • Supervise employees according to the production schedule, report any significant deviation from plan with a supporting reason to the Senior Supervisor
  • Ensure that all department orders are completed prior to order picking time, reporting any instances of when this may not occur with a supporting reason
  • Lead in monitoring, reviewing identifying and implementing processes to drive continuous improvement activities through the execution of best practice
Position Description

About you:

To be successful in this position you must be committed to demonstrating Hazeldenes core values of fairness, equity, quality and respect. You must also possess:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role within a manufacturing environment, preferably within FMCG
  • Sound understanding of Food Processing/Manufacturing environments and HACCP
  • Sound understanding of OH&S and good manufacturing practices
  • Flexibility with start times to suit operational needs
  • Demonstrated skills/experience in Business Management and in leading high-performing teams

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long term position with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience along with a range of on the job training and career development opportunities.

How to Apply:

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Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 23rd August 2019

Hazeldenes are an Equal Opportunity employer

Process, Hatchery and Farm Positions

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 anytime to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

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.

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.