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We are looking for a Quality Improvement Manager to join our dedicated Quality team at our Balclutha Spray Drying factory.




As Quality Improvement Manager you will be responsible for implementing quality and food safety improvements throughout the plant’s operation.


You will;

  • Identify improvements that can be made to Quality and Food Safety processes on site, and work with the relevant teams to implement them effectively
  • Influence cross-functional stakeholders to get on board with your vision and increase quality standards across the site
  • Increase synergy between the different areas of quality so to ensure we collaborate as effectively as possible
  • Document quality processes and build understanding of them across teams
  • Develop strong cross functional relationships with key stakeholders across all levels of the business to influence Quality practices and outcomes





You must have solid experience in Quality and Food Safety in the Dairy Industry with a tertiary qualification in Science or Food Science.


To be successful you will also have;

  • Strong understanding of Food Safety requirements, risk management, and risk assessment
  • Exposure to auditing and implementing audit feedback 
  • Hands-on experience with Quality systems (FSSC 2200, HACCP, RMP)
  • Passion for process improvement and ability to drive yourself to achieve results
  • Great interpersonal skills, and an ability to build strong relationships and influence others




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
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership skills and experience 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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