Martin Brower Australia

Martin Brower Australia has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Martin Brower is a Supply Chain Solutions Provider to restaurant chains around the globe and have been in business for more than 60 years. It has grown into a multi-billion-dollar company and is dedicated to being the leading supply chain solutions provider globally. Operating in 19 countries with 12,000 employees and a network of distribution centers (74), they distribute over 715 million cases to over 25,000 restaurants. Martin Brower operates 7 distribution centres in Australia and New Zealand, with approximately 570 employees.

Martin Brower is dedicated to being the leading supply chain solutions provider for restaurant chains around the world, creating an outstanding work environment for its employees and delivering unmatched value for its customers while protecting their brands, with a vision of making it easier to run great restaurants.

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.

Martin Brower is able to maintain such a great working culture, through a robust recruitment process that ensures all due diligence requirements are completed prior to onboarding new employees. Additionally, they have a strong internal talent pool which delivers results, in 2019, 25% of placements where internal candidates.

From EEO training, unconscious bias training and actively advocating for women in operational roles the ANZ business is leading the way globally. Strategies put in place have resulted in a constant and sustainable increase of females in operation roles year on year. 

Martin Brower is proud to have launched ‘MB Academy’ to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the personal development of their employees. They want their employees to perform at their best and recognize that this is only possible through sufficient training and support. MB Academy offers employees the ability to achieve formal qualifications which are nationally recognized. They have partnered with Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and have selected numerous qualifications that are relevant for their employees and the work they perform.

In addition to safety programs, Martin Brower ANZ understands that safety is also about employee wellbeing.  The organisation’s long standing Health and Wellbeing program includes discounts for gyms, glasses/specs, meal preparation, quit smoking aids, weight loss advice and sources of information for all employees. They have feedback forums which rate the satisfaction of employees in multiple areas of the organisation. This feedback is used to develop action plans and strategies with the work groups. Martin Brower have consultative forums for WHS, individual workgroups and other stakeholders. These programs and initiatives help develop and maintain a work environment that is conducive to wellbeing, motivation and satisfaction of employees.

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