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Searching for a job?

Searching for a job?

Searching for a job can be a stressful and time-consuming process. That’s why I am committed to making it as painless a process as possible.

This means I will:

  • Take time to understand your job needs, and gain a real understanding of your background and what you bring to a prospective employer.
  • Treat you as a person, not a commodity.
  • Provide candid feedback and helpful advice.
  • Value your time.
  • Always be truthful.
  • Keep you informed about your application's progress.
  • Ensure your job application experience is a good one.

Regardless of whether or not you end up getting the job, I want to ensure you come out of the process in a better place by offering insights and suggestions that will prove useful for future job applications.

My candidates tell me they find my style refreshing and appreciate the effort I put in to assist them. Many of those I have placed or coached now come to me exclusively when they are seeking new roles or are now in a position to hire people for their own teams.

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Time to update your details?

When you're actively job hunting, or toying with the idea of changing roles, the daily search of posted vacancies can be very time consuming and stressful. Skip one day and you may miss seeing that perfect role.

That's were I can help. By keeping your details up-to-date and letting me know what you're looking for means I can do some of the heavy lifting for you, proactively keeping you informed about suitable roles as they arise.

As they say: an old database is a dead database. So - having current information helps me to help you, but also means I have happier clients as I am able to fill roles more efficiently.

So, what should you do?

  • Click on the link below which will take you through to the Current Jobs page. Scroll down to the 'Update Your Details' job - which has been created to make updating your details easier.
  • Fill in the information fields. Any information already on file will be overwritten with your new information.
  • Attach your updated CV.
  • Attach a cover letter outlining what you are looking for and why, and anything else you think relevant to your job search.
  • Once submitted you will receive an automatic response acknowledging that your submission has been received and will be reviewed shortly.

The more information I have, the more likely I'll be able to help you now, or in the future.

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Recently Filled Roles

Scroll through the carousel to view a selection of past placements.

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager

Rainbow Confectionery - a thriving business with over 150 years history and still going strong.

  • Leadership role with a progressive FMCG company.
  • Engaged Kiwi owners that continue to invest in company growth and staff development.
  • Oamaru - Steampunk capital of the world, offering an affordable lifestyle without compromising your career.


Quality Manager

Quality Manager

Kiwicare is a proudly New Zealand owned and operated organisation offering a broad range of product solutions aimed at improving the environment we live in. 

  • Here is an excellent opportunity to join a company committed to quality, ongoing innovation, supporting a values-based culture and achieving excellence. 
  • Be a Leader in a passionate, collaborative workplace with a great culture. 
  • Manage quality systems and drive for improvement.

Technical & Compliance Manager

Technical & Compliance Manager

Trusted brand-owner for broad portfolio of products. Be the company's Specialist for all things technical related to their food product portfolio: food safety and compliance, labelling, artwork, audits, NCRs. 

  • Stable, privately owned business experiencing steady growth 
  • Hands-on and busy autonomous role 
  • Be the company's food quality and compliance specialist

Production Manager

Production Manager

Steel & Tube is New Zealand’s leading provider of steel solutions, engaging in projects across a diverse range of market sectors. 

  • Accountable for day-to-day production at the Otahuhu Reinforcing plant
  • Lead a high performing team to achieve operational excellence
  • Driving a culture of productivity, continuous improvement, quality and safety


Product Developer

Product Developer

The Collective - a Kiwi company taking the NZ dairy market by storm. Be part of a great team shaking up the dairy category, developing new products that tingle the taste buds and are 'never boring'!

  • Balance creative flair with practical solutions
  • If you're into flavour - this is the role for you. 

Production Manager

Production Manager

McCallum Industries - a proudly New Zealand owned company and manufacturer of Only Organic babyfood and Palm corned beef. 

  • Lead from the front, improve productivity and staff competency, add value. 
  • Fast-paced, complex food production environment. 
  • Continuous improvement and hands-on leadership focus.

Food Technologist

Food Technologist

Moana New Zealand - an iwi-owned company leading the way in sustainable fishing and processed food innovation. Take the plunge and be part of a winning team to fast forward innovation.

  • Create great tasting shelf-stable meal solutions
  • End-to-end development role, from ideation to commercialisation
  • Great company culture and working environment
Chemical Engineering & Environmental Lead

Chemical Engineering & Environmental Lead

Ballance Agri-Nutrients, a 100% New Zealand farmer-owned cooperative committed to creating a strong, sustainable future for all New Zealanders. 

  • Multi-faceted role: Chemical Engineer, Process Specialist, Laboratory Manager. 
  • Integral role advancing business improvement initiatives and providing support to Operations at the Mt Maunganui facility.

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

A sweet role for an experienced FMCG leader: manage production, engineering, warehousing and quality and drive for continuous improvement. 

  • New role to drive productivity and cost improvement. 
  • Leadership focus: recruit, develop and retain top talent. 
  • Opportunity to stamp your mark on a growing private business.

Head of Technical & Innovation

Head of Technical & Innovation

The Collective is a kiwi dairy company taking on the world with an awesome bunch of fearless people, passionate about making ridiculously tasty yoghurt. 

  • Be part of the Executive Team to develop business strategy and deliver plans
  • Lead Product Development and Quality & Compliance Teams
  • Provide technical support and advice to the business
Product & Business Development Manager

Product & Business Development Manager

This company is all about creating solutions. They partner with leading manufacturers of quality specialty chemicals from around the world, ensuring they keep abreast of international market trends and science to cater for the core requirements of key customers and offer a growing range of innovative chemistries. 

  • Hybrid role: technical sales, new business development, technical product support. 
  • Support the coatings, construction, adhesives, print and packaging sectors with your superior technical knowledge and commercial acumen.
Production Manager

Production Manager

Resero Group is a New Zealand-owned company that has a long history of innovation and ground-breaking design, producing premium school furniture that create spaces that boost learning  

• Lead a high performing team to achieve operational excellence 

• Driving a culture of productivity, continuous improvement, quality and safety 

• A proud NZ company offering stability and career opportunities

Job sectors I work in.

I work with clients throughout New Zealand, including: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and all provincial centres. Contact me for all your permanent mid to senior level role needs in:

Engineering

  • Management
  • Projects
  • Design
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Reliability
  • Process
  • Automation / Mechatronics

Operations

  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Production Management
  • Supervisors
  • Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing

Technical

  • Quality
  • Food Safety & Compliance
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Regulatory
  • Health and Safety

Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain Management
  • S&OP / IBP
  • Procurement
  • Demand Planning / Forecasting
  • Production Planning & Scheduling
  • Supply Planning & Purchasing
  • Inventory
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution / Transportation

Technical Sales and Marketing

  • Account Management
  • Business Development
  • Brand Management
  • Product Management
  • Innovation Management

Trusted Industry Partners

I go the extra mile to help my candidates succeed, which is why I have developed a network of specialist associates specific to your needs who I trust and recommend.

Specialist Associates for Candidates

Penny Langstaff

Penny Langstaff

Apply and Succeed - Interview skills and CV writing

Penny is an experienced Recruitment Consultant who has developed a passion for career and interview coaching. She offers one-on-one, online, personalised coaching.

Contact Penny for:

  • Choosing and applying for jobs
  • Creating/updating your CV or Resume
  • Using your LinkedIn profile and network of contacts to tap into the "hidden job market"
  • Interview coaching to ensure you make a great impression.

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Liz Stone

Liz Stone

Shepston Editing Services

 Liz provides freelance services to publishing houses, corporate clients, academic institutions and individuals. With qualifications in Science, English, Teaching and Maths, Liz can tackle the technical jobs many other editors can't handle.

Contact Liz for:

  • Copy-editing
  • Proofreading
  • Fact Checking
  • Reference Checking
  • Quality Assurance Checks
  • Final Reads

Email Liz

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