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Quality Assurance Technical Leader (Life Health Foods: New Zealand)

Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Quality role in the food industry.
  • Contribute to a high performing team.
  • Established and innovative health food manufacturer.

About the Company

Life Health Foods NZ Ltd is an entrepreneurial health food manufacturer based in Avondale, Auckland.  We pride ourselves on manufacturing plant-based products that have become very popular in supermarkets and convenience stores across NZ and Australia, and our purpose is to change lives everyday through whole person health.


About the Role

The QA Technical Leader will manage Food Safety Management System and day-to-day tasks of the QA/QC team including internal/external audits, fostering growth in technical excellence with specialised projects and report directly to the QA Manager.


As a Quality Assurance focused position, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of GMP, MPI requirements, GSFI certification standards and applications within a food manufacturing environment. You will have at least 5 years food industry experience with a strong background in microbiology, seeking to broaden your skill base, drive continuous improvement, be a strong communicator and great team player. You'll come with the ability and desire to listen and learn to quickly develop new skills.


Skills & Experience

To be considered will ideally possess the following attributes:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in food science/technology, microbiology preferred.
  • 5+ years quality experience in the food industry.
  • Excellent communication and outgoing, with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Quick learner with organisational skills.
  • Initiative and the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Deliver results within tight deadlines and budget.
  • Desire to manage 3-4 direct reports.



  • This is an excellent opportunity to develop your food manufacturing knowledge in a supportive but fast paced environment, and to work for an ethical company that cares about its employees and the products they make and manufacture.
  • We have a passionate environment driven to expand and grow over the coming years.
  • This role offers opportunity to develop, you will be supported to lead a small team of 3-4 direct reports.
  • On offer is a competitive salary, & Life insurance + weekly staff entitlement to our products.


Life Health Foods NZ is an organisation driven by our Purpose and Values. If you share our passion for what we do, and our products then this is a fantastic opportunity.

All applicants must demonstrate they have the legal right to work in New Zealand.


How to Apply
To apply for this role with Life Health Foods, please submit your resume using the Apply Now button below, which will take you to our parent company, Sanitarium's, website.

Type: Permanent

Category: Science and Technology

Reference ID: C0SANLL000008

Date Posted: 08/01/2022

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