Production Manager – Tuakau

01 / 10 / 2021

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


The Company
The business is based in Tuakau and is well recognised, respected and delivers service excellence within a market that is synonymous with quality in New Zealand. Their product is in high demand and valued as a premium offering locally and in overseas markets.
The Opportunity
This position will be based in Tuakau and the purpose of the position will be to provide leadership and alignment of all production activities across the site in what will be an incredibly people focused role.
The key functions of the business are focused around growing and processing of tomatoes with this position being responsible for managing a team of 32 of which can exceed 50 people in peak season which runs from October to March. You will have a couple of direct reports in this position, whose roles are Team Leaders.
We are looking for you to bring your leadership skills to the team to add value along with a significant focus on continuous improvement and leading a positive workplace culture. This is a key role for the site and they are looking for someone who has a passion for leading teams, thinking on their feet and taking their teams on a journey to success.
Yours responsibilities will include

  • First and foremost running a safety-first workplace to create a quality focus
  • Frontline leadership across the site
  • Managing recruitment, rostering and any disciplinaries when necessary
  • People leadership with a key focus on succession planning across all teams
  • A significant focus on continuous improvement and lean management

What’s in it for you?
As the Production Manager, you will report to the Grower Manager and be responsible for the day to day leadership of the site and growers.

This is a great role for someone who is passionate about leading teams within an food environment focusing on processing and distribution with primary or horticulture experience being held very desirable though not essential. Lean manufacturing experience is also very desirable. You will enjoy being challenged and not afraid to put in hard work to ensure success across your teams.

Hours of the role will be Monday to Friday worked approximately between 7.30am and 5pm with weekend work being very rare.
For more information please contact Nick McConnochie on 021 197 9121 or

  • Tuakau location
  • No weekend work
  • Food production

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Nick McConnochie
Senior Consultant, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

I partner with quality SME and global businesses as a specialist recruiter across a range of operations, logistics and planning roles throughout NZ. I believe recruitment should be as simple and straightforward for my clients as possible; I deliver this through effective communication at all stages of the process. Taking a thorough brief and truly…

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