Plant Manager

Operations Notting Hill, Victoria


Build your Career with an Industry Leader

Multi-Color Corporation manufactures labels for some of the biggest FMCG brand names found on supermarket shelves, bars, restaurants and hotels globally.  We also produce premium-quality labels for high-profile brands in the pharmaceutical, durables and home & personal care sectors. Given the fact our labels are applied to wine, spirits, beverage & soft drinks bottles, food packaging, bathroom products, medicine containers, white goods and automotive products, it is likely that you will put your hands on our labels on a daily basis.  It is our labels that identify, promote and help sell our customer’s products!  With 109 manufacturing sites, and 12,000+ employees, we are the Global #1 for prime labels.
About the Role
We are looking for a highly energetic and experienced Plant Manager to join our dynamic team at MCC Melbourne, where you'll lead the charge in fostering a culture of safety and operational excellence. 
Reporting to the Regional Operations Director, you'll oversee all aspects of site operations, driving performance to align with business strategies and objectives.
Your expertise in lean management will be crucial as you implement the MCC lean framework and lead continuous improvement initiatives. With a strong focus on safety, quality, and cost efficiency, you'll collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline workflows and enhance overall performance. 
Join us in shaping the future of our organization and making a positive impact in the printing industry.
In this exciting and varied role, you will:
  • Direct, drive and champion a zero-incident culture, ensuring that all employees have a safe work environment and engage in safe working habits, complying with regulatory requirements and MCC polices and behaviours.
  • Responsibility for overall site operations, driving MCC policy to deliver business strategy and plant objectives by setting production performance standards and aligning the organization, to achieve those standards.
  • Lead the MCC lean framework in the Plant, fully supporting the Managing Daily Improvement (MDI) system, and all its components. Exhibit leadership, take ownership and be a role model for MCC values and MDI discipline.
  • Develop a diverse high performing operational team, capable of achieving business improvement objectives and fostering a positive culture of accountability, action and continuous improvement, where safety is paramount.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline workflows, reduce costs, enhance margin, and deliver overall performance improvement.
  • Rigorous focus on improving Safety, Quality, Cost & Delivery (SQCD) performance metrics, and sharing best practice across the organization.
  • Build people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for both management and front-line hourly personnel.
  • Responsibility for managing cost by effective approval expenditures, overtime and effective budget monitoring and monthly variance reporting.
  • Develop and implement cost saving initiatives to improve operational performance within the plant.
  • Exhibit leadership and drive best practice work habits to improve productivity. Personally conduct process confirmations to support an improving and productive work environment.
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of the organization; working closely with labour unions and works councils to meet overall MCC goals.
About You 
  • Experience in Operations/Lean Management, preferably with a printing focus, and with Cost Centre / P&L responsibility at the plant level, necessary.
  • Experience in being the lead change agent in complex transformational activities.
  • Significant experience in implementation of complex Lean principals as they apply to manufacturing operations.
  • Proven success designing, implementing, communicating, and meeting KPI goals, including reducing supply chain costs, improving through-put, shortening cycle time, and improving inventory turns.
  • Expert business knowledge
  • Excellent proven communication skills
The Benefits
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Free onsite parking
  • Local & global career opportunities.
  • Private health insurance discount.
  • To help employees thrive at home & at work, we offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee referral program, our employees are rewarded for helping us find great talent!
  • Reward & recognition programs aligned to company values with high performance.
  • Supportive & inclusive environment
  • Part of an organisation that strongly believes in sustainability goals to make a difference to our planet.
Why MCC?
  • You will work in our modern manufacturing facilities, at the cutting-edge of production-environment innovation; we challenge the status quo and are transforming operations every day.
  • You will gain experience in a fast-paced environment, with an ambitious team; we look forwards and continuously improve to be the best we can; we have a strong drive for results.
  • You will be part of a team that shares our values of integrity; passion, perseverance, creativity and achievement; we value, respect and champion diversity.
  • You will be joining a global and diverse organization that collaborates effectively to find optimal solutions; we focus on our customers and work with them on every step of their journey with us.
  • You will be part of a team that strives for global sustainability, playing our part in making the world a better place for future generations.
Apply Now
Are you interested or know someone who could be? Let them know! If you don’t quite meet all the criteria, but feel you can make a difference at MCC, we encourage you to submit your application. If your CV includes qualifications, work history, skills and experience, no need to also provide a cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.
Diversity & Inclusion
At MCC, we believe what makes us unique, makes us better. We embrace & care deeply about creating a workplace where our people feel valued & empowered. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly & with respect. We consider our people our best asset & understand the importance of bringing different perspectives. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity/expression or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage. We encourage & welcome all genders, people of disability, first nations people (N/A to NZ), LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply.