Operations Manager - Gillman

Posted on 13-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 24-Nov-2017
SA Regional
Operations Management
Position type:
Full Time
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Sibelco mines and manufactures a wide range of mineral products for local and international markets. Founded in 1872, Sibelco began in Europe and has grown into one of the largest industrial minerals companies in the world - privately owned, multinational, with enviable long-term growth, performance and a great organisational culture.


We are currently recruiting for permanent fulltime Operations Manager to be based at our processing plant located at Gillman in South Australia.


Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, this vacancy will oversee one of our busy processing sites within our Asia Pacific region. For the true potential of this site to be unlocked, we are seeking a qualified and suitably experienced manager to support the development of both the business and team at Gillman operations.


Key responsibilities will include;

  • Effective management of the team, plant and contractors to ensure all activities operate in accordance with company OH&S, Environment and Quality systems; promote and foster the ‘going for zero' safety performance for all employees, contractors and visitors alike. 
  • Analyse and rectify inefficiencies within the production process; make recommendations for upgrade, modification or replacement of equipment to achieve optimum profitability and production performance and optimisation.
  • Efficient and effective use of resources to maintain a viable and sustainable operation.
  • Contribute to the setting, monitoring and delivery of financial and capital budgets and strategic site objectives. 
  • Maintain sound customer relations through the commercial team and develop and maintain solid relationships stakeholders such as the community, neighbours, contractors, DPI, EPA, and local council and other regulators.


The successful candidate will hold a relevant tertiary qualification that is supported by proven management experience within a manufacturing and processing environment. You will lead by example in regards to safety, ensuring a culture of zero workplace injuries and employee wellness is maintained and have a basic level of financial understanding and capability skill set.


Your Strong leadership skills that highlight your ability to ensure a cohesive team approach to reaching business objectives will be evident, as will your ability to initiate, contribute to, and support continuous improvement initiatives.


Furthermore, with our Customers at the Centre, Sibelco's culture is built on the core behaviours of building positive relationships, explore possibilities, speak up and deliver on promise and the successful candidate will model our core behaviours and help shape this agile business.


Sibelco recognise the strength of our diverse global workforce and value difference in gender, age, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Our rich mix of people bring an exciting exchange of ideas and knowledge that keeps us moving forward and innovating new solutions. We seek talent of all backgrounds and abilities and continue to develop our leaders and our culture to help all employees, no matter our differences, to grow and reach their full potential.


Applications (cover letter & CV) can be sent no later than Friday 24th November 2017.

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