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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Manager to join our team at Danone Balclutha factory.
Leading a team of 3, you will oversee and coordinate our Laboratory function in liaison with manufacturing operations. This is a permanent full-time opportunity, working Mon-Fri between 8am and 4.30pm with flexible working options.

You will:
• Be responsible for the management of Good Laboratory Practices under the ISO17025 guidelines
• Ensure all Laboratory standard procedures are followed including online testing, product routine testing and grading, organoleptic testing and data entry
• Monitor performance according to agreed standards and take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist according to performance levels
• Manage Laboratory team through ongoing performance & development review, training plan, succession as well as disciplinary matter
• Manage Laboratory operations including resourcing, budget and technical requirements 


To be successful in this role, you will have:
• Solid background in Chemistry/Microbiology or Food Science and Laboratory experience ideally in an FMCG/manufacturing environment, dairy/food production experience is an advantage
• Excellent understanding of ISO17025, HACCP, MPI and FSANZ requirements
• Previous leadership exposure – leading a small team or in a 2IC capacity
• Ability to manage stakeholders, communicate effectively and work well under pressure


Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to you.
Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as YoPro, Activia, Aptamil and Karicare, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.
Always looking to bring the outside in to continuously improve our ways of working as well as our Danoner’s day to day experience, we have been awarded Winner of the 2020 Employer of Choice awards through the NZ HRD Awards.
Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.
Located in the beautiful vista of Greenfield, just 20 minutes from Balclutha in the South Otago region, Danone Nutricia NZ spray drying plant employs state of art European technology to manufacture and package high quality nutritional powders. Our farm-fresh quality NZ milk is collected, delivered and processed daily ensuring only the best for our consumers. Our operation prides itself on delivering the finest food and ingredients to help stand by the consumers of our products.
Danone is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or disability status. If you require any assistance during the recruitment process because of a disability, please enclose details within your application.

• A chance to make a difference to our society through Specialised Nutrition
• Endless possibilities to develop and accelerate your career
• Free health & life insurance, Annual Bonus Scheme, flu vaccination, fresh fruit every day, Flexible Working options, 4% Kiwisaver contribution and so much more!
We believe everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energises you.
Proving yourself in this role could lead to future opportunities within Danone both locally and abroad. We support our employees to take ownership of developing their career within Danone and encourage moves across (as well as within) our varying functions and businesses. We are passionate about developing and
growing our team of leaders, and that could soon include you!

Opportunities like these don’t come around often so if this sounds like you – get in quick!
Submit your CV/Cover Letter to Emily Ta (Talent Manager) via and we will review applications as they are submitted. Please note that only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.
No Recruitment Agencies please

  • Classifications: Manufacturing, Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
  • Company: Danone Nutricia NZ Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Clydevale
  • Region: Otago
  • Country: New Zealand