Continuous Improvement Manager

Listed 15 days Ago
Shoof International Ltd
Distribution and Supply


Our client, Shoof International is a developer, manufacturer, importer, exporter, and marketer of veterinary and animal equipment. Shoof Head Office is in Cambridge, New Zealand, with wholly owned subsidiary companies in Melbourne, Australia, and Osorno, Chile. They have a long and successful history and are proud to be a global innovation-led company.


Shoof have an innovative culture; their people and ideas are key to their success. They actively foster a culture where creativity thrives. Contributing to this is a commitment to research and development, a workplace environment that allows their people to imagine innovative ideas to solve customer challenges, and a senior management team that supports turning those ideas into reality. 


Reporting to the General Manager of Operations, you will be responsible for the leadership of quality assurance and continual improvement within the business. Your mandate involves driving efficiency in our operations and services, while maintaining and building on our third-party manufacturing relationships and abilities. Your knowledge of manufacturing will also support you in overseeing the Service, Repairs and Technical Support areas (including our shop) to deliver an exemplary customer experience and effective internal processes.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in delivering cross-functional projects to refine business processes and optimise performance, whilst maintaining the quality and functionality that Shoof is known for.


To be successful, you will need to be:

  • An experienced people leader
  • A team player
  • Highly organised and with a strong attention to detail
  • Be self-motivated and have excellent relationship management
  • Able to multitask, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Be a proactive, fast learner.

In addition, you will possess:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance and/or operations role
  • Sound understanding of logistics, QA and warehousing
  • Ideally some exposure to Chinese culture and some understanding of the Mandarin language
  • A relevant tertiary or industry qualification 
  • Knowledge of SAP systems

In return, you will be part of a supportive and close team that drives strategy throughout the business. The role attracts an excellent remuneration package and is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to make the next career move.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

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