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We are looking for someone who wants to accelerate their career by taking a step up from a Shift Manager or Senior Process Operator role to join us as Production Shift Manager / Production Supervisor. This role is the 2IC to the Production Manager and provides a great opportunity for you to learn from her and develop your skills so that you are prepared to take on a Production Manager role in the future.



As Production Shift Manager you will use your experience to make a tangible difference to production results in our Spray Drying facility in Balclutha. You must have experience working in the Dairy, Food, or Pharma industries - and having a technical understanding of how a powder plant works would be a strong advantage. Our Production Shift Manager role is available due to an internal promotion - we are passionate about developing and growing our team of leaders, and that could soon include you!


You will;

  • Facilitate between the Production Manager and Production Shift Managers - giving your role a broad and dynamic scope
  • Be empowered to implement any improvements you see are needed for our factory to run efficiently
  • Develop strong cross functional relationships with key stakeholders across all levels of the business – from the Senior Leadership to the employees on the factory floor
  • Have a tangible input into production results, supporting us to reach key KPI’s for the factory
  • Work cross functionally to negotiate conflicting priorities and demands between different stakeholders



To be successful you will have;

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment, most recently in a Shift Manager, 2IC, Process Improvement or Senior Production Operator role
  • Experience working within FMCG, Food, Dairy or Pharmaceutical industries, with understanding of how a powder plant works a strong advantage
  • Great interpersonal skills, and an ability to build strong relationships and influence others
  • The flexibility and agility needed to succeed in a dynamic fast paced environment
  • A strong motivation to tackle the challenges you face and defy setbacks!



Danone’s mission is Bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in. We believe a healthy body needs healthy food. And healthy food needs a healthy planet and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.


Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition produces specialty foods for infants and young children, and our mission “We make every day count for you and your baby” gives meaning to everything we do. We operate out of 3 sites in New Zealand in Auckland and Balclutha, where our teams undertake the manufacturing, distribution, and development of our infant milks and toddler supplements with market leading brands.



  • World class learning and development opportunities at your finger tips
  • A collaborative team environment where you are both challenged and supported
  • Relocation support if you’re moving from outside Balclutha
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure, free health insurance, and extra kiwisaver contributions!

Proving yourself in this role could lead to future opportunities within Danone both locally and abroad. Depending on your interests you may wish to progress into a Production Manager or Technical Expert role or something else entirely. 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.



Opportunities like these don’t come around often so apply today!

Apply via the link below before the closing date of 12th December.


No Recruitment Agencies please.



  • Classifications: Manufacturing
  • Company: Danone Nutricia NZ Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Otago
  • Country: New Zealand