Pohlen Partners

Technical Manager- FMCG

Pohlen Partners

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Applications Close - End of Day: 07-06-2019


New Zealand

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Significant career role leading a technical team within a significant New Zealand food producer   


A familiar, strongly profiled New Zealand brand in the food industry, this company is growing market share nationally and has an established export market. Recognised by customers and the industry for quality products and a customer focused approach, you will be an important contributor to this management team.


Responsible for the technical leadership and management of a manufacturing facility in East Tamaki. Leading the engineering and quality management team and formulating business strategies. Implement strategies to entrench and drive world class performance in the french fries, vegetable processing and packing manufacturing excellence.  Responsibilities encompass business, technical, operations, food safety, waste management and people elements, with relationship management and stakeholder engagement highly important to success.


Characteristically for a leader at this level, you will have sound commercial acuity, and experience in running operations of a FMCG process plant nature, with international exposure and export markets.  A degree in Mechanical Engineering and business are essential qualifications. Collaborative and forward thinking are the attributes aligned to your peers that enable this company to continually develop their products in a sustainable, progressive way.  Being curious and action oriented with a strong continuous improvement focus have contributed to their success to date.  With exceptional interpersonal skills, you are comfortable influencing internal and external decision makers, creating cohesive teams that are focused on achieving the vision and company goals.

Career Opportunity  

The compelling success story of this New Zealand business combined with growth plans, the position, and qualities of their leaders is an appealing blend for career advancement. This is a stimulating career role for a technical leader keen to combine their technical expertise in frozen french fries, plant operations and demonstrated commercial experience in making an impact on this future-focused business. 

To apply, phone Beatrice Roets at Pohlen Partners on +64 9 3570570 or send your application directly to us, via the application link.