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Performance Manager

Job No: 99867
Location: Matraville, NSW

  • Fantastic leadership opportunity responsible for process and performance improvements in a busy manufacturing facility
  • Background in chemical engineering or similar a must
  • Highly autonomous role within global organisation - drive your own success
  • Competitive salary package + on-site parking 

About Knauf Australia

Knauf is a multinational supplier of plasterboard, metal and associated products. Symbolic with quality and innovation, Knauf, is a 90-year-old German manufacturing company with over 26,000 people worldwide and a massive global footprint across 60 countries and over 150 manufacturing sites. Knauf entered the Australian marketplace in 2010 and have since expanded across both the Australian and Asia Pacific markets.

Knauf has plasterboard and compounds manufacturing facilities in Matraville (New South Wales) Bundaberg (Queensland) and Altona (Victoria) and metal profile lines in Beenleigh (Queensland). With over 280 employees and a national distribution PlastaMasta network, Knauf is a major supplier to the lightweight construction industry and a one-stop-shop for a complete wall framing solution.

About the Opportunity

Knauf Australia now has an exciting opportunity for a Performance Manager to join their team at the Matraville, NSW facility, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Plant Manager and part of the plant management team, you will be responsible for performance improvement in the areas of process and board quality, as well as being the identified champion of quality assurance within the plant. You will have responsibility for site environmental issues ensuring the site complies with Knauf Environmental policies and procedures.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Focusing on performance improvement in the areas of board quality and process optimisation;
  • Addressing quality and environmental non-conformances and ensuring appropriate corrective actions are put in place;
  • Participating actively in the investigation of customer complaints on board quality;
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the site Integrated Management System (IMS), including audits; and
  • Working closely with the global R&D team managing and participating in projects, and assisting with process and product trouble-shooting and development work.

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Who is Knauf looking for?

To be successful in this position you will have tertiary qualifications in Chemical Engineering or similar and at least 3-5 years experience working within the manufacturing industry. In addition, you will have a strong understanding of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001.

This is a highly technical role so candidates with specific experience in the plasterboard industry, will be highly regarded. Critically, you will be extremely task driven, understand the actions required for successful delivery, and have the ability to create and deliver plans to make this happen. 

This is a supervisory role that will also see you managing the day-to-day activities of a small team, so you will need to demonstrate leadership experience and/or a strong aptitude for leadership. You will provide guidance, training and performance management activities as required, including the ability to engage and challenge staff to keep them motivated in their respective positions.

About the Benefits

Knauf is made up of a diverse mix of talented people working together to attain a shared goal. Their employees are skilled, experienced and have a strong desire to succeed, all sharing the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit. As such, they are always on the lookout for talent from all sectors of the community who can bring unique ideas, skills, qualifications and backgrounds to their organisation.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration (commensurate with skills and experience). You'll enjoy the challenges and responsibilities that come from a senior leadership role, whilst still having a great peer support structure in place.

Additionally, you'll benefit from being part of a global organisation that can provide opportunities for on-going training and career development, that you may not have within other organisations. 

This position won't last long - If you have the skills and background we need and are on the hunt for your next big opportunity, Apply Now!

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