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Plant Director

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Derrimut, VIC, AU, 3030

Company:  Vistaprint

Your new company

Vistaprint is a Cimpress company passionate about empowering people to make an impression through individually meaningful, personalised products. We are a team of over 10,000 in 24 countries working together to empower 17 million customers to make an impression. We help small business owners create expertly designed, up-to-date custom marketing. Creative thinking is key to the success for our customers – and our business.


Your new role

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manufacturing Plant Director to become a part of the ANZ Vistaprint senior leadership team.

Reporting to the ANZ Vistaprint CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Australian operations for our Manufacturing Plant in Derrimut. This critical role is responsible for leading a cross functional team of 130+ people to customise and ship on time 4.5 million customer orders a year. With strong business growth ahead, this role will lead and oversee our capital investment and continuous improvement programs.


What you’ll need to succeed in role

  • Leadership mindset – Ability to motivate and inspire others to deliver results, a strong focus on people leadership and management, as well as team engagement
  • Strategic mindset – Proven experience in developing business strategies and leading them from ideation to completion
  • Strong Influencer - Demonstrated leadership and influencing others across functions
  • Numbers person – Have experience and be comfortable using various data sources to gauge viability of new ideas, performance of existing projects, as well as determining root causes for performance issues
  • Ability to drive change - Demonstrate that you are able to drive business results including financial and operational performance across the business, from ideation to implementation and can iterate based on learnings
  • Detail focused - Have a strong attention to detail and an eye for quality
  • Business Acumen - Apply in-depth understanding of how own discipline integrates within the organisation


Your main responsibilities as a Plant Director will involve

  • People leadership: leading a team of 4 direct reports and 120+ team members on site. Hiring and developing top talent, playing a key role in leading site engagement and culture
  • Customer experience management: ensuring product quality, managing and resolving customer experience issues, liaising with global contact centre teams.
  • Owning operational execution: leading the Manufacturing team to produce customer orders against key SLAs – delivery timeliness, quality and cost to produce.
  • CAPEX program: Managing full lifecycle of a USD$4m/year CAPEX budget including strategic expansion investments and replacement/renewal projects. Includes ideating with product teams, investigating technical options, building businesses cases, gaining approvals, managing purchasing, installation and operationalisation.
  • Continuous improvement program: Identifying, implementing and ongoing management of a variety of continuous improvement projects across the operation with outcomes focused on efficiency/cost reductions, safety and customer experience.
  • Maintenance and Engineering: maintaining a range of plant equipment, improving up time performance, working with technical support and suppliers to ensure best practice, leading maintenance technicians and engineers to solve problems and maintain delivery performance.
  • Supply chain optimisation and management: managing local procurement function, optimising material sourcing and delivery timeliness.
  • Global stakeholder management: working with global stakeholders, particularly equivalent roles in other geographies. Sharing best practice, trouble shooting, looking for opportunities to learn and co-create value.


What you’ll bring to the role

  • 10+ years managing a similar manufacturing facility
  • Experience in LEAN manufacturing
  • Experience in scaling an operation – supporting growth, implementing new technology and driving efficiency
  • Commercial acumen and financial literacy
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Customer Orientation with strong collaboration skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.


To Apply

If you believe that this is the opportunity that you have been waiting for, apply now providing a cover letter with your CV.



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