Foot Science International

Process and Development Manager

Foot Science International

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 02-06-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

Process Improvement / Product Development 

  • Growth Focused, International Market Leader 
  • Newly Created Christchurch Based Role

Foot Science International has a proud record of providing excellent products and excellent customer service.  The business has been manufacturing their world famous Formthotics custom medical orthotics in Christchurch for over 30 years.  Millions of people globally are wearing, or have worn, these products which have been sold into more than 30 countries.  The business has established distributors and resellers throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, and parts of Asia and the Middle East and regularly attracts interest from potential new distributors in new markets.  Foot Science International has achieved significant growth in recent years and has exciting plans to continue this growth over the next 5 years. 

This new role, which reports directly to the General Manager, has been created by the requirement to better manage manufacturing processes and product development as the business grows.  The processing responsibility will include capacity planning, ensuring that the business has appropriate, best quality manufacturing equipment, developing contingency and disaster recovery plans and implementing new processes to improve manufacturing and operational efficiency.  Product development will involve identifying and designing new orthotic products to meet market requirements.  It will also research and identify new product opportunities, preferably but not necessarily, in the global foot health market to maximise Foot Science International’s manufacturing skills and resources.  The retention of the business’s ISO 9001and ISO 13485 certifications, through ensuring the achievement of high quality manufacturing and management standards, is a key responsibility. The Process & Development Manager will contribute proactively as a member of the Senior Management Team.

To be successful in this role applicants are likely to have:

  • Proven experience in a relevant manufacturing environment including process improvement, quality management, new product development and project management
  • The ability to identify, assess and deliver improvement initiatives
  • Highly developed organisational and planning skills to effectively manage a number of projects at the same time
  • Advanced interpersonal and highly effective communication skills

This is a “hands on” and varied role.  Ideally you will possess a relevant degree qualification. 

Foot Science International is a progressive market leader.  This rarely available, senior level, Christchurch based role provides the opportunity for a highly motivated manufacturing leader to make their next career move in a challenging and dynamic working environment.  A competitive remuneration package reflecting the level of the role will be negotiated with the appointee. 

Confidential enquiries should be directed to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at  The closing date for applications is Friday 2 June 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.

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