Shift Supervisor

George Weston Foods Limited (GWF) produces some of New Zealand’s favourite food, satisfying people’s hunger for authentic, exceptional food every day. Renowned in New Zealand for our iconic brands including Tip Top® Bread, Burgen, Ploughmans Bakery, Golden, and Big Ben, we are a Top 20 FMCG business producing a wide range of bread, bakery snacks and pies. Whatever your age or taste, there is a GWF product to suit you.

Reporting to the Production Manager at our site in Wiri, you will manage the site’s manufacturing team to ensure production is carried out to meet customer demands to the highest Safety and Quality Standard. This role plays a key role as one of four Shift Supervisors in leading our production teams.  This varied role will primarily manage Team Leaders with approximately 60 staff under them. 

This will include championing safety Safety and Quality, focus on staff development through coaching, training and performance management, arranging temporary labour when required including inducting and training to meet health & safety requirements, payroll and leave management, quality responsibilities including GMP audits and investigating customer complaints and setting up required actions.  Production planning is a large part of this role, especially collating customer orders and translating those into a production plan using SAP. You will work closely with your teams and  the site to identify, initiate and lead Focus Improvement projects relating to Safety, Quality, Cost and efficiency.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in a production supervisory role in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement and familiar with a variety of CI models and methodologies
  • Excellence communication and decision-making skills
  • Strong leadership and ability to influence various business stakeholders
  • Must be able to connect and engage with production staff and other key members of the site.
  • Solid understanding of SAP / MRP processes
  • Great Problem solving skills
  • Someone highly motivated and results driven with the ability to multi task and work under pressure 

At GWF, we are passionate and enthusiastic about our people and our business. We seek to ensure every person grows during their time at GWF and is proud to work here. GWF is highly commited to ensuring that it meets its HSE obligations and that all employees are therefore expected to confirm to required standards and protocols.

Please be aware this role's shift pattern will include nights and across both weekends. 

If you are interested in applying please click "Apply" to completed an application form and upload your current resume. 

Please note:

-Applicants for this position may be required to undertake pre-employment screening tests, including Drug & Alcohol testing 

-This role will be required to work rotating rosters that includes 4 days on 4 days off.  This will include nights and weekends.


Permanent Full Time

Job no: FOAL811724

Location: Wiri

Closing Date: 14/07/18