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The Company 

ANZCO Foods is one of New Zealand's largest exporters, with over 3,000 employees worldwide and turnover in excess of $1.5 billion.  ANZCO procures premium New Zealand beef and lamb, and owns the only large scale feed lot operation in New Zealand.  

ANZCO's purpose is to transform a large part of the animal into innovative food and healthcare products that are then marketed and sold in over 80 countries.  With the aim of enriching lives with product made from New Zealand beef and lamb, and connecting producers with global market opportunities, ANZCO is challenging the boundaries as part of its journey of transformation.

You will enjoy working for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people.  They offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field


The Opportunity

Based at ANZCO's Rangitikei plant, this role has arisen due to the promotion of the incumbent.  It is a well-run, highly regarded site within ANZCO and we are looking to attract an ambitious, strong people leader who can contribute to maintaining the culture, the continuous improvement approach and efficiency of the Production for the site. 

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, you will be a senior manufacturing leader within the site, responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the production process from raw material input to final product packaging.  This includes responsibility for product quality, production efficiency, compliance, health & safety and employee relations.  You will effectively utilise KPI’s, financial statements, operational reports to track performance to establish action plans, and therefore continually improves the operation on a daily by shift basis.


Your Skills and Experience

To succeed in this role we are looking for you to have a number of the following attributes:

  • Experience within a production management role, preferably within the food industry,
  • People leadership capability - Can demonstrate leadership skills in applying lean thinking, quality systems, food safety, health and safety controls
  • Knowledge of managing an effective and profitable production process 
  • Strong analytical ability and knowledge of operational and financial metrics for production
  • Experience within the meat industry would be highly regarded.

Ideally we are looking for an experience Production Manager, but we will consider applications from ambitious people who can demonstrate the ability to take the next step into such a role.


For a confidential discussion or to acquire the position description, please contact Richard Foster on 03 379 7002 or 021 85 45 45.  Alternatively, to submit an application press the APPLY button and follow the steps, include your CV as an attached Microsoft Word document. 

NOTE: FOSTERRA is exclusively managing this role for our client. 

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Production Manager (Food Manufacturing)
New Zealand
Rangitikei ~ Manawatu-Wanganui
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