Production Manager – YPM0722

Fantastic leadership opportunity

AKD is a forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. With operations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members who are passionate about our business!

AKD is proud of our diverse culture, that supports empowered individuals, embraces teamwork, and encourages a simple action orientated ‘can do – make it happen’ attitude. 

AKD are seeking an experienced and driven individual to join our team in the position of Production Manager at our Yarram facility in Gippsland. This position will lead the Yarram Greenmill and Logyard teams, focused on creating a zero-harm safety culture, driving a high performing team and executing on performance expectations. This position would suit a motivated individual that has experience in managing people and driving performance outcomes, and who is ambitious, and career orientated.

This position will drive the safe and efficient management and various operations of the Greenmill and Logyard, by creating and supporting a fun and engaging work environment, that supports individuals to develop and succeed in their roles. This position is perfect for someone with a passion for innovation, process and continuous improvement as we look to take advantage and implement new technology into our Yarram facility.

We believe the position will best suit someone with either a Qualification in Engineering, Management (or similar) or someone with strong experience in production or people management. Exposure to the timber or manufacturing industries will be valuable but not necessary. This position will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 40 people, processing log volumes exceeding 170,000m3 per annum.

Reporting to the Site Manager; the position will be part of AKD’s site leadership team and contribute to the overall AKD strategy. The successful candidate must be willing to challenge and enhance existing processes and systems and be a team orientated person with strong communication and influencing skills who is self-motivated, and solutions driven.

This role offers an attractive salary and with relocation support for the right individual.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Managing and driving performance of our Yarram sawmill
  • Leading and developing a strong team to achieve performance while maintaining our Zero Harm culture
  • Continually improve housekeeping standards across the site
  • Influence stakeholders to achieve business outcomes
  • Support and assist with the effective implementation of the AKD Strategy
  • Drive continual improvement and instil it into the culture
  • Analyse performance trends and take early actions
  • Continually develop an engaged workforce that feel rewarded for effort
  • Develop the people around you and establish a succession plan

If you believe you have the drive, experience and are performance driven, then please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to using reference code ‘YPM0722’ in your cover letter.

For further information please email or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Manager) for a confidential conversation on (03) 5231 9100.

Note: Applications close 29th July 2022.

Pre-employment tests required.