Innovation Manager - Auckland

Auckland City - Parnell, New Zealand /
Corporate Services – Pāmu Foods Team - Located in Auckland /
Permanent - Off Farm
Are you a technical expert in new product development for dairy from concept to commercialisation?  Are you a problem solver?  Would you like to be part of a highly motivated team working with innovative new dairy products?

We’re looking for an Innovation Manager to help us develop Pāmu’s future product portfolio.  We won the NZ Food novel category award in 2018 and are always looking to the future with new product development and innovation.  Connecting market insights and understanding trends, you’ll know how to unlock solutions for our customers and you’ll position and support Pamu to deliver a successful result. 

Working in a start-up environment, you’ll use your product development experience in FMCG or B2B and you’ll be comfortable dealing with our customer’s technical teams.  Or you could be creating, from scratch, product ideas and be able to speak technical, sales and marketing lingo.  Delivery and implementation is critical for our reputation and business growth.  You know how to make things happen and you have a well-developed network to draw upon to identify and avoid or overcome roadblocks. 

You’ll work with internal and external stakeholders right across manufacturing, supply chain, procurement and formulation.  You’ll also be confident enough to front senior level stakeholder engagement.  Interfacing with our customers, you’ll have demonstrated capability to influence others to achieve business objectives.  One minute you’ll be working off the high level strategy plan, and the next minute you’ll be creating a product formulation and helping make new products. 

View the Position Description here: Innovation Manager Position Description

Does this sound like you?  If you want to work with a great team on some innovative products– tell us a bit about yourself! 

Pāmu offers competitive remuneration as part of a comprehensive package, including health insurance, death & permanent disablement insurance, etc.  If you’ve got questions or would like to have a confidential chat, get in touch with Nancy Ford at fordn@landcorp.co.nz 

We’ll be getting in touch with applicants as they come in so don’t delay in putting yourself forward.  Applications close Wednesday, 12th August 2020.
Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.  

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website.

Pāmu is recognised within New Zealand and internationally as standing for best practice and sustainability.  We have a strong culture of safety and respect for the land, our people, and the animals under our care.  We’re a State-Owned-Enterprise with a nationwide portfolio of farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, deer velvet, wood and more.  Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.