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Our Company

Danone, 'Bringing Health through Food to as Many People as Possible'. We are passionate about our mission; it is our conviction that food and nutrition are crucial for building and sustaining health and well-being for all.  Central to our mission is our belief in the interdependency between economic, social, health and environmental goals.

Danone's uniqueness, this 'Something Special Inside' is reflected in the way we work. Inspired by our values, we have established leadership behaviours: Creates, Opens, Drives, Empowers and Self Aware. CODES embodies the qualities and attitudes we seek to support Danone's ongoing growth, development and transformation. Our leadership behaviours are a daily reference for our employees, and our leadership culture a lever for creating economic, social and environmental value.

Danone Nutrition Early Life Nutrition produces specialty foods for infants and young children, with a commitment to ethical business practice in the marketing of infant milk formulas in compliance with the aims of the World Health Organisation (WHO) code and local country legislation.  In Australia & New Zealand our brands include the Karicare and Aptamil ranges of infant formulas and supplementary foods for toddlers.

Located in the beautiful vista of Greenfield, just 20 minutes from Balclutha in the South Otago region, Danone's 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 our mums, dads and carers to nurture new lives.

The Role

The primary purpose of the Milk Liaison Officer position is to coordinate the management of milk supply to Danone Balclutha site from several farms, with the support of other internal functions. This position will help sustain relationships with the farms that supply the milk and manage any changes to that process. This person will ensure that key messages are delivered to stakeholders and supporting functions.

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensure DANGO requirements and processes relating to milk collection are delivered and continuously improved (includes development).
  • Upload month end financial information as required.
  • Single Point of Contact for raw milk suppliers regarding Danone milk and on-farm quality requirements.
  • Build strong relationships on farm with managers, share-milkers and farm employees.
  • Develop quality systems through a structured program of improvement with suppliers to achieve Danone standards.
  • Ensure biosecurity of the milk through the respective parts of the Supply Chain to factory. 

What are we looking for?

Knowledge of the Dairy Industry and best Farming practices

Ability to adapt to changes in the industry and react accordingly

Good time management skills

Quick to learn new skills

Good communication is essential

Computer literacy in Excel, Powerpoint and Word

Ability to interpret documents


What's in it for you?

A career with one of the most successful healthy food companies in the world committed to R&D and innovation

An opportunity to make a difference to our society through Early Life Nutrition

Market leading, credible brands

A great place to learn and grow

Potential opportunities locally and abroad

Do you have 'Something Special Inside'? We are waiting to hear from you.

No recruitment agencies please.

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