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Full-time, Monday - Friday 8.00 - 4.30

Danone Nutricia is looking for a Sustainability Assistant.  This is a newly created position and an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about sustainability and has the initiative to really get involved in a variety of projects and audits for Balclutha and Auckland sites.  You will pro-actively contribute to the successful completion and implementation of initiatives that will align with the Danone commitments to sustainability.

This is a graduate level position for someone with the right attitude, but we welcome those with relevant experience that are looking for a career change.

You will:

  • Support Danone to develop and lead sustainability initiatives
  • Be the responsible person for audits and reporting locally and globally
  • Be flexible to support both Auckland and Balclutha site
  • Monitor energy and water efficiency usage
  • Understand and lead environmental compliance
  • Engage staff on the Nature pillar for Danone


To be successful you will have:

  • A background in environment or engineering
  • Ability to multi-task multiple priorities at one time
  • Initiative to get involved across a variety of activities
  • Analytical with strong excel skills
  • An understanding of environmental compliance and risk management
  • Collaborate with and engage people on sustainability topics


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 three 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.

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 the 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.


  • World class learning and development opportunities at your finger tips
  • A collaborative team environment where you are both challenged and supported
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure, free health insurance and other well-being benefits (e.g. gym, KiwiSaver and much more)

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.


Opportunities like these son't come around often so apply today!

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No Recruitment Agencies please.

  • Classifications: Administration & Support Services, 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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