Environmental Coordinator - 12 Month Mat Leave Contract

Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand

About Us

Sanitarium has been producing healthy breakfast options for Kiwi’s for over 100 years.  Caring for the community is a core value of Sanitarium and our 250 employees.  Whether it’s fostering good health and wellbeing through the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, tackling child hunger through the Kick Start Breakfast Club or providing New Zealanders with a free nutrition advice service, we’re here because we want to make a difference.  Today we’re the nation’s largest health food company and we’re still 100% New Zealand Owned!


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Specialist to join our manufacturing team on a 12 Month Fixed Term Maternity cover contract starting in January.

You will take the lead in environmental management and work collaboratively with departments to maintain high standards and drive continuous improvement.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring/testing of essential onsite pollution control processes such as odour control, trade waste treatment and other environmental parameters as required
  • Collecting accurate environmental monitoring data, conducting audits and report writing
  • Ensuring that environmental risks are identified and appropriate plans to mitigate these risks are implemented across the site
  • Providing effective incident or complaint investigations and acting as a community liaison
  • Managing projects to reduce risk or enhance the sites environmental performance
  • Compliance with Supply Chain, legal and other standards (including but not limited to consents to discharge, HSNO, RMA)
  • Complying with all Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures and assisting this function where needed
  • Managing the cleaning function for the site including managing 2 direct reports, contractors and ordering of supplies


About you

First and foremost, you will have a passion for all things environmental and a continuous improvement mindset. Your customer service focus, outstanding communication skills and ability to remain well organised will see you excel in this role. 

You’ll need to be able to build effective relationships within the wider team and across the business to have the biggest success in this role. You won’t be afraid to get out on the factory floor to study the processes and people to gain a deeper understanding of the business. In addition, you will have a passion for developing and coaching others in a constructive and supportive way while at the same time developing your own leadership skills.

A tertiary qualification in Environmental Science / Engineering or equivalent is required, as is a minimum of 2 years environmental management systems experience or similar.

Experience within a manufacturing and/or FMCG environment, and a working knowledge of ISO14001 would also be beneficial.

If desired, there is the opportunity for this role to be part-time for the right applicant.


What we can offer you

Sanitarium provides a supportive workplace, we genuinely care for the health and wellbeing of our employees and offer a range of benefits that support this aim. We offer flexible working options and a great work-life balance. 

We are an organisation driven by our mission and values. If you share our passion for what we do, our products and can respect our Christian based principles this will be a great opportunity for you.


Our values;

In It Together / We Make It Happen / Pioneering Today For Tomorrow / Serve Others.


Applications close 24 December 2021 Don’t delay! We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the closing date.

All applicants must provide proof that they have legal work rights within New Zealand.

Type: Contract

Category: Science and Technology

Reference ID: SNZ0SANAV000060

Date Posted: 02/12/2021

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