Martin Brower Australia

Martin Brower Australia has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Martin Brower is a Supply Chain Solutions Provider to restaurant chains around the globe and has been in business for more than 60 years. Operating in 19 countries with 12,000 employees and a network of distribution centres, distributing over 715 million cases to over 25,000 restaurants. It is responsible for 76% of the global distribution for a major QSR chain, with a 60+ year relationship across the globe. Martin Brower is owned by the Reyes Family, forming part of the ‘Reyes Family of Business’ (RFB) portfolio.

The brand promise is simple, but bold: “We make it easier to run great restaurants…”

Martin Brower provides end to end supply chain and logistics solutions including: Supply Chain Solutions & Promotions Management; Field Service & Restaurant Support; Quality Assurance & Compliance; Distribution & Freight Management; Warehousing & 3PL Storage.

Martin Brower ANZ operates 7 distribution centres, 5 in Australia and 2 in New Zealand; Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Christchurch. The ANZ business has approximately 560 employees, delivering over 33.2 million cases to over 1,139 restaurants annually.

Martin Brower is dedicated to providing leading supply chain solutions for restaurant chains around the world, creating an outstanding work environment for employees and delivering unmatched value for customers while protecting their brands. A culture of self-managed excellence and the organisational values itemised in CARES (Change, Act as One, Relationships, Execution, Safety & Wellness), form the bedrock of the culture and guide the employees.

Operating with a lean structure, the Senior Team ANZ (STANZ) comprises of key managers across the business that support the development of the strategic direction of the company. They ensure all facilities operate consistently and efficiently by adhering to standard, aligned baseline processes. These baseline processes form the foundation of their continuous improvement program and are audited annually. The audit assessment process also serves as a predictive measure of future performance and enables them to identify opportunities and corrective actions in their facilities before they become critical to the business and their clients. The baseline process assessment consists of 10 categories: Safety, Quality, Service, Cost, Sustainability, Workplace Organization, Maintenance, Visual Management, People and Culture.

The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership initiative conducted on a national and international level. The Employer of Choice Award recipients will participate in the international chapter of the program at the World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations which maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.

Organisational eligibility includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The Employer of Choice Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Framework define the characteristics of high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class human resource management practices to be acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Conducted annually, the program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum human resource management practises and to review their business performance through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing employer brand awareness. reputation, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige.

“This recognition has been made possible by the Senior Leaders across our business embracing the people plan, our C.A.R.E.S Values and overall strategic roadmap.  Our leaders regularly go above and beyond to ensure the success of our employees and make Martin Brower a great place to work.  Winning this award will help us continue to celebrate our people and environment and help raise the profile of our business as we continue to challenge ourselves and move forward.”

Ian Lilley, HR Director – ANZ, Martin Brower