Production Manager

Thinking Careers.    Discover Opal! 

As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Production Manager to join our packaging manufacturing team in Wiri. Join an essential industry offering ongoing stability and career development.

You will lead and manage the manufacturing activities at the Wiri site to achieve the most effective outcome in support of the business objectives, while driving production efficiencies through people engagement and best practices.

You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Ensure compliance to Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) legislation.
  • Promote and implement the Company Quality and HS&E strategy and policies.
  • Initiate, plan, implement and monitor best practice production methods and processes in the plant.
  • Through shift managers manage daily running of plant to achieve desired production outcomes.
  • Ensure that production meets specified customer quality standards at all times; ensure root cause analysis is conducted on any non-conformances.
  • Maintain good communication and relationships with the supply chain functions to ensure benchmark levels of customer service are maintained.
  • Monitor all downtime/uptime in an effort to increase the effectiveness of the plant operation.


Discover Yourself

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • Specific market experience of at least 5yrs within a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous Operational Management experience across medium to large scale teams.
  • Strong leadership skills to drive improved development & capability within the production team.
  • Project management skills from concept to implementation
  • Strong financial and budgetary acumen
  • Excellent problem solving skills – RCA and fishbone
  • Strong Relationship management/influencing skills
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Flexibility, initiative and proactive


Discover more… by visiting our website at www.opalanz.com