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Laboratory Administrator

  • Posted: 5 May 2024
  • Quality & Food safety
  • New Zealand
  • On-site

About the job

Come and join us in our state-of-the-art laboratory based at Mangere! We have a fantastic new opportunity for the Sample Reception and Purchasing Laboratory Administrator to be part of our fun-loving and dynamic team Quality and Food Safety team due to recent internal employee movement. 


Reporting to the Team Leader – Sample Reception and Purchasing you will be part of the Laboratory team. The role will focus on achieving Danone Nutricia SN Quality & Food Safety objectives by processing laboratory samples and purchasing supplies for the laboratory in accordance with prescribed standards as well as making recommendations for continuous improvement.


You will:

  • Collect and sort samples daily.
  • Follow approved processes, SOPs, and instructions for sampling of finished products and raw materials.
  • Sample raw material, semi-finished goods, and finished product samples as per submission sheet or sampling plan.
  • Log in samples promptly and accurately.
  • Apply aseptic sampling technique to perform all tasks related to sampling products.
  • Maintain sample receipt, sampling, and storage areas as per GMP/GLP/GHP/GDP requirements.
  • Be required to also lift a heavy samples.


Provide in-house and 3rd Party laboratories with accurately registered and clearly labelled samples.

  • Dispatch samples for testing at internal and 3rd Party Laboratories.
  • Manage retention samples as per SOP
  • Order and receive laboratory consumables
  • Create purchase order numbers and process laboratory invoices on time

About you

You will have a Diploma in Office Management & Administration. You enjoy a mixture of physical work and working with administrative tasks. You will show great initiative to learn new skills while supporting the team.


To be successful in this role, you will a have:

  • Experience performing sample registration and sampling in a laboratory or production environment or Office administration/purchasing in a Laboratory environment desirable.
  • Time Management and Prioritizing
  • Strong interpersonal skills associated with developing trusting relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment

About us

At Danone, we aim to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with our Vision - Danone, One Planet. One Health.  We operate across four business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition. Our headquarter is in France, we have offices in 55 countries across the globe and our products are sold in over 120 markets. We have been around for more than a century and are proud owner of some of the best-known brands worldwide including favorites like YoPro, Activia, Aptamil and Karicare


Danone ANZ is proud to be awarded the Great Place to Work accreditation winner for ANZ in 2023 – a globally recognized program where we feature as one of Australia’s top places to work.

Visit our website WE ARE DANONE to know more about us.




We truly value our Danoners and strive to make their experience exceptional by creating a positive and fulfilling environment for everyone. Our unique benefits are designed to enhance the lives and provide genuine value.


  • A high-performing, collaborative team culture
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Personalised learning opportunities to set you for success
  • Competitive Total Reward package including
  • Health, Life and salary continuance insurance for all perm & FTC employees (12-month contract or more) across ANZ
  • 26 weeks gender-neutral paid parental leave
  • Employee Share Subscription Plan after 12 months of service
  • Performance related incentives and annual reviews



If this opportunity resonates with you and you’re eager to shape and define this role, then go ahead and seize the moment. Click on the APPLY button and share your resume with us.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

We proudly affirm that we are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and our ambition is to foster an INCLUSIVE & DIVERSE workplace where all Danoners can bring their uniqueness to contribute to business results. Our commitment to DEI ensures that all qualified individuals receive fair consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability at our company.



Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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