Operational Excellence (OPEX) Lead

Operations Mile End South, South Australia


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 

The Operational Excellence Lead (OPEX Lead), based at our Adelaide Manufacturing Plant is a pivotal role which will work alongside the site-based leadership team to drive and support the implementation and sustainment of the MCC Operational Excellence framework.
This role will lead and drive continuous improvement initiatives to drive good safety outcomes, increase quality standards, improve production efficiencies and unlock cost-savings to hit the bottom-line.  
This role must collaborate with the broader team to deliver on business objectives and build an inclusive performance culture, driving best-practice manufacturing processes through the use of Lean tools, Project Management and Change Management skills. 
Duties include:
  • Actively foster and communicate a positive safety culture.
  • Identify and lead initiatives to deliver savings using the appropriate improvement methodologies (DMAIC, 6S, SMED, Kaizen, RCA, VSM, TPM, Standard Work and Visual Management).
  • Implement best practice metrics to improve and report on commercial and operational outcomes through Visual Management (MDI incl HxH and SQDC Boards).
  • Facilitate and provide coaching to operational teams on deployment of CI practices to analyse current state, identify opportunities and build the foundations for future state.
  • Analysis of complex data sets to identify improvement opportunities for end-to-end business.
  • Collaborate with cross functional business stakeholders to build a robust pipeline of improvement opportunities.
  • Act as a change agent, providing guidance and direction for implementation; and appropriate follow-up to ensure sustainability and accountability.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and support to Leaders on Operational Excellence best practice.

About you 

  • Passionate about manufacturing, operations and continuous improvement.
  • Experience and proven delivery in leading and implementing continuous improvement initiatives using various Lean methodologies.
  • Experience in workshop facilitation (Kaizen) and leading training sessions.
  • Have a strong financial acumen linking CI initiatives to EBITDA improvement outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional communicator, with ability to influence a variety of stakeholders.

The benefits 

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Local & global career opportunities to development & build your brilliant career.
  • Private health insurance discount
  • To help employees thrive at home & at work, we offer an Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee referral program, our employees are rewarded for helping us find great talent!
  • Regular social events encouraging a fun & friendly environment.
  • Friendly, 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 of 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, experience, no need to also provide a cover letter. 

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, LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply.