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VIE - IT and Data Business Partner (W/M) - Auckland, New Zealand - August 2024

  • Posted: 29 Apr 2024
  • Information Technology
  • New Zealand
  • On-site

About the job



You love strong brands - we love strong personalities! Become part of Danone and our team with the successful brands Activia, Actimel, Alpro, Aptamil, Volvic and more. Here we are looking for support as VIE Performance management


Position Overview: 


 The IT and Data Business Partner role serves as a vital link between information technology solutions, data strategies, and the unique requirements of our Infant Nutritional Manufactory. Reporting to and directly supporting the Head of IT & Data for Oceania, this role is designed for individuals looking to gain hands-on experience in IT operations, strategy, and data analytics within a tightly regulated, fast moving manufacturing environment. 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build relationships with key stakeholders across product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, supply chain and internal business services, to understand their needs and challenges.
  • Support Strategic Initiatives: Assist in the development and implementation of IT and data strategies that align with business objectives, under the guidance of senior team members.
  • Technology Implementation: Participate in projects aimed at leveraging IT solutions, automation, and data analytics to optimize processes throughout the manufacturing value chain, from sourcing to distribution.
  • Data Management Support: Collaborate with business stakeholders and data specialists to maintain data integrity, support reporting requirements, and contribute to data-driven decision-making.
  • Compliance Awareness: Stay informed about regulatory requirements and industry standards relevant to infant formula manufacturing, quality and distribution, and support efforts to ensure compliance in IT systems and data processes.
  • Vendor Collaboration: Assist in evaluating and managing relationships with IT service providers, software vendors, and technology partners, ensuring solutions meet divisional needs and regulatory expectations.
  • Change Management Assistance: Provide support to end-users during the adoption of new technologies, systems, and processes, under the mentorship of senior team members. 

About you

You are : 


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Business Analytics, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in IT roles or relevant internships, with exposure to data analytics and project management.
  • Interest in the FMCG industry, with a willingness to learn about infant formula manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements.
  • Basic understanding of data management principles and familiarity with reporting tools or data visualization platforms is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, eagerness to collaborate with diverse teams, and a proactive approach to learning and development.
  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to problem-solve and contribute to strategic initiatives under the guidance of senior team members. 

Are you eligible for a V.I.E?  


V.I.E is a type of contract linked to Business France (French public organism) allowing Europeans to work internationally for a designated company. This is a 6 to 24 months contract.  


  • You must be aged 18 to 28. You must have completed national service obligation. 
  • You must be a citizen of the European Economic Area. 
  • You must have never worked in the country in which you wish to do your V.I.E.  
  • You have never done a V.I.E before. 


What are the contractual advantages of the V.I.E ?  


  • There are no taxes and charges on salary, as a V.I.E your social security is covered by April international. 
  • You will be granted with 2,5 days off per month. 
  • Your gratification is fixed according to the Business France grid. 
  • The cost of your back-and-forth flight or train tickets is covered.  


Danone is proud to promote inclusion and equal opportunities. We truly believe that our diversity will make the difference and that an inclusive environment will make us grow as a company, as a team, and as people. We therefore consider all applications* to ensure an inclusive corporate culture where everyone can feel like they belong. 

*All applications will be considered irrespective of origins and ethnicity, personal background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability....

About us

Why you should choose this V.I.E experience at Danone?  


  • A rewarding personal experience 


Making the choice to do a V.I.E can turn out to be a great opportunity. This is your chance to challenge yourself and to discover more about a new country. You will be part of the Danone community, working for some of the best-known brands in the world. Our objectives are to make sure that you will come as you are, ready to innovate and to bring your perspective. We, as a company, bring a great importance in creating an inclusive working environment. We will consider all applicants to our offers. As a B-Corp certified company, Danone meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. One Planet One Health by You. 


  • Be part of the international V.I.E community 


We will always make sure that you will feel great in your host country. You will be part of the V.I.E community group where you will be regularly informed about any news concerning the community. This will enable you to get in touch with the international Danone community and to learn more about multiple cultures. You will also integrate an international talent pool giving you the opportunity to extend your time working for Danone across the world or in France. You will join dynamic teams and play an important role in the performance of Danone and all its brands. 


What’s next? 

Hit the “apply now” button now.To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career website. 


We systematically respond to all our candidates; if you have not been contacted, your request has not yet been processed. The processing time for applications may vary depending on the period and the volume of applications. 

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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