Our Business

Our Business

SPC is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Amatil. This diverse business spanning Australia, the Asia-Pacific and Indonesia includes local favourites and internationally beloved brands. Coca-Cola Amatil is committed to the important role that SPC plays in the Australian economy and manufacturing industry.

We are proud that 90% of our ingredients are grown right here in Australia. As we are unable to source the commercial quantity of some ingredients locally, we also import:

  • Pineapples and mangoes from our tropical manufacturing source in Thailand
  • Berries from China, Europe, New Zealand and Chile (due to short supply in Australia)
  • Beans from Canada (we always look for Australian crops but currently need to buy our navy beans from Canada in order to meet demand)

We have established various programs and continue to work with local growers to source local partners that can provide this produce in the future.

We want to see a vibrant and successful food manufacturing industry in Australia, so we work closely with our growers to ensure that our products contain the highest-quality Australian fruit. We also work hard to communicate the importance of paying a little extra for quality Australian products.

  • The safety and well being of our people is our top priority. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, so we train our employees in safe work practices so hazards are quickly identified and rectified.
  • Our Group Health, Safety and Well being Policy ensures we are working to the highest standards for all employees, suppliers, contractors and visitors, in keeping with our Values.
  • Our key objective is to create a culture of zero tolerance for harm and injury. We are committed to taking all reasonably practical steps to delivering this, which include:
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining group-wide and site-specific health, safety and well being procedures and programs that aim to continually improve health, safety and well being outcomes;
  • Proactively identifying and assessing hazards and risks to health, safety and wellbeing to eliminate or effectively control risks prior to work being performed;
  • Providing and maintaining a work environment without risks to health, safety and wellbeing including safe plant and structures and safe frameworks of work;
  • Ensuring the safe use, handling, and storage of plant, structures and substances;
  • Ensuring the provision of adequate facilities for the welfare at work of workers while carrying out work for SPC Ardmona;
  • Ensuring the safety of contractors and visitors to our premises;
  • Providing appropriate, information, training, instruction and supervision as is necessary to ensure workers can and do carry out their duties competently and safely;
  • Ensuring all workers are aware of and comply with this policy and that all hazards, risks and any injuries are reported within our defined time frames;
  • Providing opportunities for workers to participate in and contribute to the decision-making process on health, safety and well being matters in the workplace and promote a positive health, safety and well being culture through consultation, co-operation and co-ordination; and
  • Making adequate resources available to implement our health, safety and well being policies, standards and programs.
  • The health and safety of our employees and workplace is paramount to SPC. As a food processor we take our duty of care very seriously.
  • Before you are employed at SPC you must declare details of any previous or current injuries, illnesses, allergies or disabilities which may affect the ability to carry out your job. If you suffer from, or are a carrier of a disease that is likely to be transmitted through food you must declare this at the time of registration.
  • All employees are expected to adhere to all SPC policies and demonstrate correct safe behaviours, undertake required training, follow all instructions and identify and report any risks to your safety or the safety of others. Please be advised that SPC conducts random drug and alcohol testing across all of our work sites.

Our employees come from all walks of life, across many cultures and backgrounds. We know that the strength of our brands can only be supported through the strength of our people. We recognise that creating a diverse workforce and building capability and talent is critical to our ongoing success.

In order to ensure we understand those customers, our consumers and the community we know that we must attract, retain and develop a workforce that reflects the markets we operate in, and in turn deliver strong business results and returns to our shareholders.

We know that embracing the inherent differences in our people will result in an inclusive workplace which is an enabler for innovation, effective decision making and ultimately a more engaged and productive workforce.

Our aim is to create a respectful workplace where equal opportunity exists at all phases of the employment lifecycle, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and age – and we run various programs and initiatives across the business to ensure we achieve this goal

Supporting Local Charities

As one of the biggest employers in the Goulburn Valley region, SPC Ardmona is proud to support the local community and others through our day-to-day business activities as well as a wide range of philanthropic contributions and community programs.

We aspire to create meaningful philanthropic partnerships that help build stronger, happier communities for Australians and their families.

Our four main charitable partners are:

  • SPC KidsTown Adventure Playground: an innovative and fun community project located between Shepparton and Mooroopna. We are committed to the long-term support of this great family-friendly initiative and have been the naming rights sponsor since over the past 20 years
  • Ganbina: a non-profit organisation based in Shepparton dedicated to empowering young Indigenous people to achieve true social and economic equality. We have supported Ganbina since 2016 by participating in their work experience and workplace mentoring programs and providing financial support for the Year 10 Leadership program.
  • Foodbank Australia: a not-for-profit organisation that distributes food and grocery donations to welfare agencies that feed the hungry. We will continue partnering with Foodbank on many programs, including the ‘Shop n Share’ program, which ensures struggling Australians have access to essential key staple foods. We are also committed to donating desperately needed products for disaster relief programs around Australia following natural disasters.
  • GV Giving raises money for local charities and healthcare organisations. SPC has been a long-time supporter of GV Giving, providing an ongoing matched Workplace Giving Program.

We also support other initiatives through community grants, sponsorship of sporting teams and instill a culture of giving and volunteering among our employees.

As a leading Australian food manufacturer, we have a responsibility to help keep our environment clean. We work collaboratively with industry, government and environmental groups in Australia and other countries where we operate to deliver a positive and lasting environmental legacy.

We focus on:

  • Reducing our energy use to minimise our impact on the climate;
  • Innovating and minimising our packaging;
  • Driving the recycling and reuse of our products while reducing litter;
  • Efficiently managing our water use.

We have implemented new technologies and initiatives at our manufacturing plants to reduce our environmental impact through the supply chain and life cycle of our products

We are strongly committed to Australian grown and made food. Our growers produce clean, green and safe ingredients that we manufacture in full compliance with Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Our manufacturing sites in Shepparton and Kyabram are regularly tested and audited against the most stringent food safety and environmental standards in the world.

Our growers must:

  • Achieve Freshcare Accreditation from the National On-Farm Assurance Program;
  • Test soil, water and fruit each season to guarantee it is free of heavy metals and pesticides;
  • Document the use of all pesticides and fertilisers and ensure they are used in line with manufacturer specifications and regulations for each specific fruit type;
  • Provide written guarantees that they follow all rules and regulations associated with growing their specific fruits;
  • Have Food Safety Management Systems in place;
  • Be HACCP

This ensures our Australian grown and made food products are among the cleanest, greenest and safest in the world.

At SPC we’re 100% proud to offer a wide variety of career opportunities in a variety of different areas.
The home office of our commercial business is located in Richmond, Melbourne. Manufacturing and distribution sites located in Shepparton and Kyabram in Victoria’s beautiful Goulburn Valley region.

SPC Ardmona Limited is a subsidiary of the Australian Securities Exchange listed Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, meaning there may also be further career opportunities and experiences for our employees at leading brands within the great group, including Grinders Coffee, Coca-Cola Beverages and many more – both within Australia and internationally.

SEASONAL & TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
Each year SPC offers  temporary Seasonal employment in manufacturing roles during the peak fruit processing season.
The availability and duration of the work is dictated by crop harvests and typically commences in the middle of December and continues through to March/April.

Tasks could include inspecting, sorting and trimming fruit by hand or operating manual and automatic machinery. There are a range of physical activities that employees may be required to do such as lift, push and pull product in containers, pallets or bins or clean machinery by hand or pressure hose using food grade cleaning agents. Suitably qualified people may operate forklifts or complex process equipment.

If you are interested in applying for seasonal work at SPC, the following is required:

Completion of online application form (Link for application can be found below)

  • Attend and pass either a New Employee or Returning Employee Induction Health Screen and Medical Checks Prior to starting with SPC. Positions that have specific physical requirements, may also require additional pre-employment assessments. These will be conducted by health care professionals nominated by SPC who will assess your capacity to safely, independently and productively carry out the reasonable requirements of the position.

You must provide:

  • Photo ID, or other evidence of Australian Citizenship
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia
  • Passport and valid temporary visa permitting you to work in Australia
    New Employees must also provide a:
    USI (unique student Id) number. If you do not have an USI number, please click here www.usi.gov.au and follow the steps to create one.

    To Register for Seasonal and Temporary work at SPC please apply online at:

    www.madec.edu.au/spc-application-form

Before you are employed at SPC you must declare details of any previous or current injuries, illnesses, allergies or disabilities which may affect the ability to carry out your job. If you suffer from, or are a carrier of a disease that is likely to be transmitted through food you must declare this at the time of registration.

The health and safety of our employees and workplace is paramount to SPC.
As a food processor we take our duty of care very seriously.

All employees are expected to adhere to all SPC policies and demonstrate correct safe behaviors, undertake required training, follow all instructions and identify and report any risks to your safety or the safety of others. Please be advised that SPC conducts random drug and alcohol testing across all of our work sites.

It takes a hugely talented team of people to maintain our position as a leading manufacturer in Australia. Our passion for our business and pride in our brands are at the heart of what we do. We look for people who share our drive to create happiness and possibilities for our consumers, customers, shareholders, partners and communities every day.
Our employees thrive on knowing that they create these moments for millions of people every day.
We create a culture and environment where our people have the opportunity to excel and feel valued for their contributions and achievements.

Within Coca-Cola Amatil, our employees have development and growth opportunities beyond just our own organisation.

To view current job opportunities, please visit: http://www.ccamatilcareers.com/