New Zealand Manufactures are Employing Foreign Workers – Visa Sponsorship [2024]

MSD is Recruiting

New Zealand has had a long history of immigration from Britain, with the migrant inflow being especially important in the second half of the 19th century. War and economic depression disrupted immigration at various times in the first half of the 20th century, but there was another surge of British immigration to New Zealand in the decades after the Second World War.

Between 1947 and 1975, a total of 77,000 women, children and men arrived from Great Britain under the assisted immigration scheme. Smaller numbers came from the Netherlands and some other European countries. Non-British immigrants in particular introduced new customs, foods, ideas and practices, and together with later arrivals helped shape modern New Zealand society.

Also Read: Australia Agriculture Industry Requires Sugarcane Harvest Workers

The primary responsibility of the BAU Production Manager is to lead the antigen manufacturing team in meeting planned production output while ensuring the best overall cost, safety, and regulatory compliance for the Animal Health New Zealand business.

What will you do:

  • Day to day management of the areas within the Media, Seeding, Fermentation, Processing, and Blending areas. 
  • Leading and developing, along with Supervisors, a multi-skilled team who move to the area of greatest need.
  • Being innovative by introducing process improvements that optimise yields, reduce production costs, and stabilise processes.
  • Ensuring Manufacturing is carried out in accordance with all regulatory standards and corporate policies.
  • The BAU Production Manager sits within the Global Animal Health Manufacturing organization and reports to the Manufacturing Manager

Primary Activities – Delivery of production schedules 

  • Work with the planning department to set the production schedule.
  • Plan and coordinate the resources required to ensure the production plan is achieved.
  • Work with the Engineering department to ensure maintenance schedules are met so that equipment is maintained and available.
  • Determine solutions/options to resolve issues and put preventative actions in place.
  • Ensure documentation within the department is completed, reviewed, and approved in compliance with GDP to allow the release of products.
  • Stand in as Manufacturing Manager when the Manager is absent

 Ensure the product is manufactured in compliance with cGMP guidelines:

  • Manage documentation in the Antigen department to ensure it is accurate and within expiry.
  • Ensure all corrective actions are completed within agreed timeframes.
  • Actively manage production operations to ensure minimisation of deviations/NOEs.
  • Ensure equipment / processes are validated/calibrated.
  • Ensure high GMP standards are followed.
  • Ensure an audit-ready approach.
  • Take the Manufacturing support role during external/corporate audits.

 Manage financial resources

  • Set, review, and adhere to cost center budgets.
  • Approve expenditure within GoA for the role.
  • Minimise discard and obsolescence (solutions, antigens)
  • Oversee inventory record accuracy (cycle counting) and BOM accuracy to meet the agreed standard.
  • Propose capital expenditure within the area of responsibility

 Manage and develop staff:

  • Lead and develop a multi-skilled team. Develop Supervisors and identify successors.
  • Maintain teams focus & discipline standards.

 Contribute to site management:

  • Take an active role in site management meetings.
  • Work in a cross-functional manner with other department managers
  • Actively demonstrate the organisation’s Vision, Mission, and Values.

 Identify and manage the implementation of process improvement projects by: 

  • Review process trends and identify potential improvements.
  • Act on process trends / production issues
  • Perform problem-solving analysis to determine the root cause of failures.
  • Ensure smooth introduction of new products / processes.


  • Ensure all hazards and environmental aspects within the area of responsibility are identified, documented, assessed, and controlled in accordance with EHS procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and other requirements.
  • Assist in the development of EHS objectives, targets, and performance indicators, establish EHS improvement projects, and review progress. This includes providing input into new EHS SoP’s and initiatives.
  • Ensure all employees receive such EHS information, instruction, training, and supervision as is necessary to perform their work in a manner that is safe and without significant risk to health or the environment.
  • Ensure compilation of EHS reports as required by senior management, regulatory authorities, and others.
  • Identify and record EHS monitoring requirements and implement appropriate monitoring.
  • Ensure scheduled audits and inspections (for which you are responsible) are conducted and necessary corrective actions are developed and completed.
  • Investigate, follow up, and resolve all dangerous occurrences, reported injuries, and incidents.
  • Conduct regular team safety meetings.
  • Ensure the team complies with all safety and environmental requirements.

 Project Support:

  • Liaise with the Production Manager – Technical Operations to ensure that business as usual (BAU) and expansion project requirements are covered.
  • Provide manufacturing team members to assist Projects where planned.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of BAU capital projects.
  • Accept Project equipment into Manufacturing once all activities and final validation is complete.

 What will you do:

  • A tertiary qualification with a strong microbiological or biotechnological component is required. 
  • Substantial supervisory experience with evidence of team building is required.
  • 3-5 years experience in a technology-based industry with a history of hands-on machine operation would be appropriate for this position.

Click Here to Apply

Join YC WhatsApp Group 11

Follow on X

Follow on Facebook

Related Articles

Back to top button