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As Quality Control Manager, you will oversee all aspects of Quality relating to our Balclutha plant and products. This is a key position within our Balclutha leadership team, bringing with it the opportunity to drive multiple projects, coach and develop team and provide Quality guidance across functions.


You will;

  • Oversee the quality of our Balclutha plant and products as a whole
  • Influence the wider Quality function and other cross functional teams to ensure site KPIs are met
  • Drive cross functional projects from a Quality perspective
  • Develop strong cross functional relationships with key stakeholders across all levels of the business to influence Quality practices and outcomes
  • Grow your leadership skills by managing a small team with a view to managing a larger team in the future 




You must have sound experience with Quality and Food Safety Management in the Dairy Industry, and if you’ve had exposure to infant formula that would be a huge advantage.


To be successful you will also have;

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Science or Food Science
  • Extensive experience in Food Safety and Auditing/Quality Management Systems (FSSC 2200, HACCP, RMP)
  • Strong understanding of spray-dryer processing and dairy powder, experience with milk management is advantageous
  • Great interpersonal skills, and an ability to build strong relationships and influence others
  •  Strong leadership capability and the resilience needed to succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced environment




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.



  • A role 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
  • A challenging environment where there are opportunities to learn and develop
  • Clear career progression for someone looking for a leadership role in Quality in the future
  • Broad exposure across the business with the opportunity to have a tangible impact on Quality in our plant 


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 apply today!


Apply via the link below before the closing date of 30th June 2019.



  • 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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