Processing Manager

Processing Manager


Job Position: Processing Manager

Company: Woolworths Group

Expected salary:

Location: Melbourne, VIC – Brisbane, QLD

Processing Manager Job Details:


About Woolworths Group

Woolworths Group is a food and everyday needs retailer united by the shared purpose of creating better experiences together for a better tomorrow. With more than 1,400 stores across its Woolworths Supermarkets, Countdown Supermarkets (New Zealand) and BIG W brands, and fast-growing eCommerce businesses, Woolworths Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest retailer. A top 10 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Woolworths Group employs more than 180,000 team members and serves more than 20 million customers a week.

Rare opportunity to work across multiple channels and proteins

Lead and develop exciting new growth business initiatives

Join us today during an exciting period of transformation and growth

Ideally Brisbane or Melbourne based

The Greenstock Story:

In February 2021 Woolworths Group established Greenstock, a stand-alone beef, pork and lamb business. It was created to work with primary producers and suppliers, unlocking value across the supply chain and broader Woolworths ecosystem to provide the combined meat needs of Woolworths Group’s retail, international, food services and wholesale businesses. With a focus on people, data, quality, welfare and sustainability, our ambition is to continue to evolve into a strategic multi-channel, multi-species, dynamic, agile and strongly commercial protein specialist known for our leading products and tailored solutions for our customers and channels.

Behind all of this is a philosophy where we deliver from farm to plate, creating better solutions for a better tomorrow. We believe in innovating protein, in pairing instinct and deep subject matter expertise with data and strongly partnering with industry to help build a better tomorrow. We believe in innovation, curiosity and challenging the way things have always been done. By reshaping and evolving the supply chain, we unlock value by delivering better meat, better partnerships and better value, from paddock to the plate… for the planet and tomorrow.

By joining Greenstock, you can unlock endless career opportunities as we embark on our transformation and growth journey to pave the way for the future of protein.

About the role:

Leading an experienced processing team of 4 people, our Processing Manager plays a pivotal role to ensure the team achieves optimal carcass management at our primary and secondary processing facilities. With a customer-centric approach that focuses on animal welfare, sustainability and responsible supply chains, this role will develop, implement and drive the processing strategy to ensure high levels of efficiency, productivity, yield standards and product quality.

Using a strategic lens the Processing Manager will develop and execute the governance strategy, managing processing partners to ensure compliance is achieved and sustainable long-term relationships developed with third party suppliers.

This role will also see you:

Lead, develop and coach a high performing team of processing specialists

Collaboratively partner across the Greenstock and broader Woolworths ecosystem to create a culture of continuous improvement

Work with third party suppliers to optimise site performance and achieve processing metrics.

Work with a range of stakeholders internally and externally across our multi-channels including lamb, pork and beef processing partners throughout Australia, foodservices, retail, international and wholesale customers and secondary manufacturing.

Develop, design and implement new beef, pork and lamb models to support new business initiatives across all channels

Use data and insights to drive recommendations and continuous improvement initiatives

A bit about you:

You have a deep technical understanding of the meat industry gained through experience in production or manufacturing, having had success in building and fostering strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders across multiple channels. You bring a proactive and innovative lens to problem solving, looking at things from a different perspective to provide considered recommendations through thought leadership. You’re a purpose driven leader who has a track record of leading, coaching and developing high performing teams.

Ideally you will also:

Have strong operational leadership and strategic experience gained from a similar environment

Demonstrate primary processing operations experience, with a track record driving efficiency with best practice and results across multi-plant operations

Experience within a food manufacturing/meat processing environment

Strong working knowledge and understanding of FSQA

Experience managing complex SKUs

Be commercially astute, with a strong awareness of the opportunities and challenges of running a primary processing business.

Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we’re all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on or via . #LI #work180.

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

How to Apply?

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