About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 04 - EHS&S (environment- health- safety & sustainability)

Date Published: 11-Jun-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role

Work closely with our collaborative site leadership team at one of our largest sites - Hastings. You will oversee: Health and Safety performance site-wide- supporting a positive EHS culture and continuing to drive best practice in this space.


  • Develop site strategy and goals- including safety performance targets;
  • Provide knowledgeable and timely advice- utilising market and performance data;
  • Ensure all compliance requirements are met- developing effective processes and systems;
  • Positive leadership of a team of Safety Coordinators;
  • Collaborate with site leaders and all stakeholders to build trusted relationships and embed a safety-first culture;
  • Look for efficiencies and ways to continuously improve our ways of operating.

About you

Your extensive experience in safety management coupled with your people skills will ensure your success in this role. You will have:

  • Demonstrated success in a similar role- ideally within the FMCG industry;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and support change;
  • A proactive approach to problem solving- with the ability to analyse data and provide clear conclusions and actions;  
  • Experience in collaborating with regulatory agencies;
  • Sound computer skills including experience with Safety Management Systems;
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications.

Our culture and benefits

We empower our people to own their work- and we believe that our employees are our competitive advantage.

  • Positive and innovative culture- where you are encouraged to share your ideas;
  • Access to our staff food shop- where you can purchase Watties products at staff prices;
  • Wellbeing – annual health checks and flu shots provided- regular wellbeing sessions and webinars available;
  • Parental Leave – 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregiver.

The Watties Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion.

Apply online now and Bring your appetite for more!


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