Go to content

Quality Release Coordinator

  • Posted: 11 Oct 2021
  • Quality & Food safety
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand

About the job

As a Quality Release Coordinator, you will join our Release team – part of the wider Quality and Food Safety team, located at our production plant in Airport Oaks. This is a permanent full-time opportunity, working Monday-Friday
with flexibility to work on Saturday & public holiday, with the main purpose of ensuring effective and efficient product releases from our site.
You will:

  • Check compliance and assess for release of all raw and packaging materials AND finished products
  • Be responsible for sampling of raw materials prior to release into production
  • Ensure traceability through Edec compliance of our products to MPI requirement
  • Ensure data management of results for raw materials and finished goods
  • Utilise systems knowledge to support mock recall and traceability exercise
  • Initiate, review and update SOP’s relevant to Material and Product Releasing
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement on current process and way of working
  • Ensure good communication with planning, production, logistics/warehouse and export team for material and product releasing and Edec related issues

About you

You must have a tertiary qualification in Food Science or Microbiology/Chemistry. You thrive in a detail-oriented working environment, are not easily put off by routine tasks and have unparalleled dedication and commitment to
your work.
The nature of this role is desktop-oriented, repetitive within a pressured environment – there is also some occasional physical lifting involved with sampling. In return, you will enjoy plenty of opportunities to showcase your strong conviction to fulfil responsibilities, deal with an array of different situations and step out of your comfort zone!
To be successful you will have:

  • Solid experience in the Quality function in a manufacturing / FMCG environment (must-have)
  • Ability to be agile, drive for results, overcome challenges and achieve tasks completion
  • Understanding of GMP and HACCP and intermediate Excel skills
  • Strong attention to details, communication and organisational skills
  • Capability in recognizing continuous improvement opportunities and driving the changes effectively

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

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.


  • The opportunity to constantly collaborate with teams across the business, having direct interaction with our products
  • Opportunities to step-up and take on responsibilities outside of your daily tasks
  • Endless possibilities to develop and accelerate your career
  • Free health & life insurance, Annual Bonus Scheme, flu vaccination, fresh fruit every day, Flexible Working options, up to 4% Kiwisaver contribution and so much more!

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!


We will review applications as they are submitted, so if this sounds like you – get in quick!

Click APPLY NOW to submit an application before the closing date of 24 October 2021. 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

  • Welcome