Team Manager – Food and Beverage

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1431985
  • Job Title: Team Manager – Food and Beverage
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2 x Team Manager positions – Food and Beverage – New Zealand Food Safety

We’re looking for two awesome team managers to join and lead a passionate bunch of foodies, designers and communicators that work hard and fast – but also have a lot of fun along the way. These are permanent full-time roles within the Food & Beverage team at New Zealand Food Safety.

The Food & Beverage team is all about helping people within a diverse range of food industries do the right thing (make safe and suitable food) by providing clear and easy to understand rules, tools and processes. We do this by working in a flexible structure with a people-centred culture, applying innovative design thinking and continuous improvement approaches to uncover what people that make and sell food need from us to support, encourage and require them to comply. We believe more effective regulation comes from co-creating solutions to wicked food safety and suitability problems with people that make and sell food.

The Food and Beverage team sits in the Food Regulation directorate at New Zealand Food Safety, a branch of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Mōu – About You

To be a great fit with this team you will

  • have a proven ability to lead and manage a team in ambiguous work environments
  • have proven abilities in developing and supporting staff
  • have great relationship and communication skills
  • be a dynamic thinker and changemaker
  • be experienced in leading, managing and delivering complex projects and programmes
  • know what it means to work in agile ways (without being a slave to a particular Agile methodology),
  • be able to adjust and adapt customer-centric approaches to work within a regulatory environment and develop innovative solutions to help people comply with regulatory requirements
  • be comfortable working under pressure (even better if you’re someone that actually loves working in a high pressure workplace)

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

Each of these roles includes both team management and project management responsibility for delivery of initiatives to make it easier for people making and selling food and beverages to comply with regulatory requirements.  We’re looking for energetic, adaptable, innovative managers to:

  • Coach, mentor and develop staff
  • Contribute to the development of the team business plan
  • Plan, lead, manage and deliver projects and programmes
  • Report accurately and effectively on project and programme progress
  • Collaborate on organisational projects, share information and practices, and coordinate across work programmes

 Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 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. We’re working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

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


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme

See the benefits of working at MPI

Salary range for this role is $117k to $127k depending on skills and experience and a January start date.


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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

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.  For more information about the role please refer to the job description or email Recruitment Adviser Ruth at

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.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 November 2019

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.