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Nature Manager

  • Posted: 18 Oct 2021
  • Manufacturing
  • Balclutha
  • New Zealand

About the job

Danone Balclutha factory is looking for a Nature Manager! In this role, you will be accountable for driving the Nature roadmap for our site(s) and a key contributor towards our ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality at our ANZ operations. This is a strategic position where you are expected to be the driving force behind a Nature-conscious culture across the factory, moving beyond metrics reporting.

This is a permanent full-time position, working Mon-Fri between 8am and 4.3pm with flexible working options.

You will:

  • Lead the Nature roadmap for the factory with support of key stakeholders and regional/global teams
  • Develop an efficient energy management plan to reduce carbon footprint to meet the global targets
  • Be responsible for all environmental compliance and audits related to the same
  • Manage all systems on-site to ensure compliance with Otago Regional Council (ORC) Permit
  • Engage relevant stakeholders across the sites with the Nature roadmap and projects

About you

In addition to a tertiary qualification in Environmental Science or Chemical Engineering, ideally you will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience in Environmental Engineering from a comparable industry to Manufacturing/FMCG/Agriculture
  • A strategic mindset towards environmental sustainability
  • Strong background in communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to work well cross-functionally and influence without authority
  • Good presentation and project management skills

About us

Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to you. Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as YoPro, Activia, Aptamil and Karicare, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.

Always looking to bring the outside in to continuously improve our ways of working as well as our Danoner’s day to day experience, we have been awarded Winner of the 2020 Employer of Choice awards through the NZ HRD Awards.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

Located in the beautiful vista of Greenfield, just 20 minutes from Balclutha in the South Otago region, Danone Nutricia NZ spray drying plant employs state of art European technology to manufacture and package high quality nutritional powders. Our farm-fresh quality NZ milk is collected, delivered and processed daily ensuring only the best for our consumers. Our operation prides itself on delivering the finest food and ingredients to help stand by the consumers of our products.

Danone is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or disability status. If you require any assistance during the recruitment process because of a disability, please enclose details within your application.


  • A strategic position with vast accountability and scope to deliver strong and sustainable impact on the Nature roadmap for Danone NZ
  • The ability to make a difference to our society through Specialised Nutrition
  • Endless possibilities to develop and accelerate your career
  • Free health & life insurance, annual bonus scheme, annual health check & flu vaccination, fresh fruit every day, Flexible working options, 4% Kiwisaver contribution and so much more!

We believe everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energises you.

Proving yourself in this role could lead to future opportunities within Danone both locally and abroad. We support our employees to take ownership of developing their career within Danone and encourage moves across (as well as within) our varying functions and businesses. We are passionate about developing and growing our team of leaders, and that could soon include you!


Opportunities like these don’t come around often so if this sounds like you – get in quick!

Click Apply Now to submit your application before 24 October 2021 – we will review applications as soon as they are submitted. Please note that only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.

No Recruitment Agencies please.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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