Section Leader – Chemistry, Food Testing Facility (The position has been filled)
New Zealand
Full Time


  • Join a National Leader in Food Testing
  • Senior Leadership Role with Further Future Career Progression
  • Gain New Skills Whilst Contributing to the Development & Management of an Experienced Team
  • Permanent Role with Competitive Salary



Our client is a National Company with excellent testing facilities providing analytical testing services to the Food Industry.



As the Section Leader of the Chemistry Team, you will be directly responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational needs of the section.

You will ensure customer service expectations are met within budget and that the section operates to appropriate quality and safety standards. You will also oversee method development and validation activities, ensuring the section achieves required regulatory accreditation.

The successful candidate will be mentored and supported with high level issues by an experienced manager as required, however, you will be expected to work as an autonomous individual within this close knit and high powered team.



To be considered for this important role you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science or related discipline, preferably with a Chemistry major
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a management/supervisory role within a Laboratory environment. Background in food will be well regarded but not essential.
  • A broad understanding of Chromatography techniques
  • Experience and knowledge in the applications of Quality Systems
  • Demonstrated ability to manage/co-ordinate service/project delivery across functional groups
  • Knowledge of MS Office and LIMS
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong Team Building, Leadership attributes

This is a wonderful opportunity for a technical person with initiative, excellent time management skills and the desire to progress within a company.



To be considered for this role, please forward your resume and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience by using the APPLY button below. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

To discuss the role, please feel free to contact Helen on 03 9516 0100 or after hours on 0438 620 434.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.