Operations Manager – Havelock

10 / 01 / 2022

  • Marlborough
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Management / Supervisor / Manufacturing


The Company
Hunter Campbell is proud to be partnering with Sanford for this integral hire. Sanford (NZX) is one of New Zealand’s oldest companies and while it embraces its 100+ years of heritage, it is a pioneer of sustainability and innovation within the seafood industry. One of New Zealand’s biggest exporters, Sanford delivers fresh and frozen produce to all corners of the globe with the goal of becoming the best seafood company in the world. 

The Opportunity
The role entails leadership for their existing Havelock site. The current operation has approx. 200 FTE under 7 direct reports. This role is operationally focused and all about maintaining and developing the team. 

You will then have supervisors for each department and shift reporting into this role. It would be preferable if this person came from a nutraceutical or food manufacturing background. We need a strong leader, who is firm but fair, and able to make decisions in a timely manner.   

What’s in it for you…

A chance to work in a niche market that has exponential growth potential. These are specialist products, with similarities to other food processing and nutraceutical plants, but essentially it’s a new industry. There will be novel processing techniques that will require specialist talent, so the learnings will be ample. This market is constantly changing as research and development uncovers more useful data / insights as to what can be achieved. 

This is a unique opportunity to influence the performance of one of New Zealand’s most recognisable companies. This is a people-focused business, where company culture is paramount. Therefore you will be surrounded by fantastic colleagues in a supportive environment. There are mentors with a wealth of industry knowledge that can be leaned on for support as this role is very unique. Remuneration will all depend on level of experience. 

To be considered for this position, submit your CV by following the link below. If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion, please call John Boyle – 021 73 75 76. 

  • Responsible across two processing shifts
  • Work with the team on the floor
  • Suit a food manufacturing background

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John Boyle
Senior Consultant, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

My niche is uncovering the best talent for those hard to fill roles. I’ll source that ideal skill set you’re after by utilising the network I’ve cultivated while recruiting in New Zealand for the past 15+ years. As a specialist recruiter in Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement my network is extensive, and my understanding of…

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