Operations Leader

Operations Leader

Bega Cheese | malanda, QLD, AU

Posted 4 days ago

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If you are curious & creative, invested in not only your own success but also the growth of others, and believe in building the Great Australian Food Company, then you might be the one for us!

The Bega Story

Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and iconic food and beverage brands. Whether it’s VEGEMITE on toast, a Dairy Farmers /Dare on the go or a Zooper Dooper on a hot day - you've probably grown up enjoying the iconic products we proudly manufacture every day at Bega. Being recently named in the Top 10 Strongest Australian Brands of 2022, our vision is to become The Great Australian Food Company!

Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with an annual turnover in excess of $2 billion and approximately 4,000 employees, is made possible by our dedicated workforce who live and breathe our values every day. We have a strong regional focus and proudly support the communities where we work, live and play. At Bega, we are proud of our heritage and will continue to build great opportunities to encourage our people to develop and thrive. Come and be a part of our success story as we continue to build The Great Australian Food Company!

The Role

Our Malanda dairy site located in tropical North Queensland manufactures and distributes a range of milk and milk-based products, made with fresh milk sourced directly from over 40 farms within minutes from the factory. The site currently produces around 40 million litres of product every year – operating 16 hours a day, 5 days a week. Across Queensland, we proudly source milk from around 80 dairy farms in the southeast and far north and are passionate about supporting locally produced products.

In this pivotal Malanda Operations Leader role as a member of the Bega Dairy & Drinks Leadership Team, you will set the future direction for the site and inspire and engage teams to deliver the tactical plan. You will lead all site areas to ensure the achievement of safety, quality, operational, environmental, customer service, and production metrics whilst contributing strategically by partnering, leading, and influencing key stakeholders.


  • Managing resources to achieve safety, quality, environment, production cost, and customer service targets/goals

  • Managing operational activities within budget parameters

  • Pursue the creation of a working environment culture that realizes improved productivity and job satisfaction

  • Facilitate the implementation, identification, and achievement of a value creation culture on site

  • Nurture and develop BEX culture, using operational excellence tools, to drive a practical continuous improvement process

About you

  • Experienced in a leadership position in FMCG

  • Sound leadership capability being able to create buy-in across all levels of the site

  • Strategic business thinking capability and commercial acumen

  • Able to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders from across the business

  • Good Project & change management skills in BEX and Lean environment

Life at Bega

Company culture and our values are very important to us. From flexible working arrangements and regular social catch ups, we’re committed to fostering a supportive and agile work environment for our team.

  • Join a dedicated, forward-thinking, and innovative culture

  • Grow with us, through opportunities for career development and progression

  • Contribute by giving back to your community through charities we partner with

  • Access to mental and physical health programs through our wellbeing portal and programs

  • Enjoy excellent employee benefits, including flexible working, purchased leave options and salary continuance insurance


The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment medical.

At Bega, diversity and inclusion is a business priority, we want everyone to be themselves regardless of their background, religion, sexual orientation, age or gender so we can truly reflect the customers and communities that we serve. No matter how you identify, we encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for roles at Bega.

We will accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia.