Adviser Appointments & Approvals

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: MPI18/1362399
  • Job Title: Adviser Appointments & Approvals
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  • Summary:

We have a permanent opportunity for an Adviser/Senior Adviser in the Appointments and Approvals team. You will be responsible for assessing applications from domestic and export food businesses of their documented risk management systems under the Animal Products Wine, and Food Acts. You will be dealing with a wide range of food sectors, from restaurants and cafes, to honey extractors, cheesemakers, pet food processors, and exporters of infant formula.

The successful applicant will be personable, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be a strong team player. In addition, applicants will have proven analytical and risk assessment skills, as well as a strong customer service focus.

Key Responsibilities for this position are:

  • Timely and pragmatic technical assessment of HACCP-based management plans
  • Clear and understandable advice and clarification on queries relating to approvals systems
  • Contributing to the process to review approvals to be De-registered, or Suspended
  • Assisting in project work, including the rationalisation and alignment of systems and processes for approvals
  • Providing technical input into approvals standards setting.
  • It would be preferable that you have a degree in food technology, biotechnology, or food science. Other relevant experience in food safety and related issues, and/or experience with food production, processing and regulation would also make you a strong contender for this role.

This a great opportunity for someone to gain invaluable experience in order to progress their career.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen.  Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Nick Goddard for a confidential discussion on 04 894 0908 or email

The successful applicant must be able to obtain the relevant security clearance. Please visit for more information.

Applications for this role close on Sunday 18th November 2018.

MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.