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Fonterra’s strength is in the collective.
We are a Co-operative created and owned by Aotearoa New Zealand dairy farmers. Our rich history is built on farming families working together to share the natural goodness of our dairy with the world.
Collaboration, innovation, and passion was the cornerstone of our creation and something we continue to value today through our commitment to care for the land, our animals, and every drop of milk. Our milk creates goodness through nutritious food with safe, quality ingredients that are loved here in New Zealand and around the world.
About the opportunity
As the NZ DC Health and Safety Business Partner reporting to the National H&S Manager, you will be responsible for planning and delivery of safety activity deployed to the NZ Distribution Centre network to achieve a safe environment. You will provide advice and coaching to achieve a safe environment in your designated region.
As the NZ DC H&S Business Partner, you will directly liaise with our warehousing staff and guide them on best practice health and safety. You will work towards the continuous improvement of our health and safety capability and support the proactive management of risks and incident investigations. In this role, you will enjoy working autonomously and have the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Key responsibilities include:
Understand the business environment to anticipate safety issues and associated risks and provide practical solutions
Actively promote and deploy health and safety programmes
Carry out trend analysis to support proactive risk identification
Ensure the safety management systems are understood and regulatory changes are adhered to
Establish constructive stakeholder relationship
Influence managers to embed Health & Safety as part of their daily decision-making behavior
Provide hands-on leadership and coaching to build Health & Safety ownership
Please note that this role requires a significant amount of travel. Roughly 75% of your time will be dedicated to travel and you will need to have a clean driver’s license. This role comes with a designated vehicle to travel around your region. Approximately every couple of months you will be traveling to the Upper North Island region and every quarter travel to the South Island to connect with the wider team is required.
You will have the flexibility to schedule and plan your trips in advance to ensure the best efficiency across the region.
You will not only have knowledge in health and safety but will also know how to guide and influence staff based on best practice health and safety standards. A passionate relationship-builder, your stakeholder relationship skills will be second to none, and your natural resilience and ability to manage expectations proactively will see you go far in this role.
Actively engaging with Distribution Centre Managers and operational staff you will ideally have exposure or understanding of warehousing operations.
To make an impact in this role you will have:
Strong technical health and safety expertise ideally from a warehousing or supply chain environment
Ability to impart trust across a diverse workforce and establish meaningful relationships with stakeholders
Preferably hold a relevant health and safety certificate or diploma (NEBOSH or equivalent)
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment plus being adaptable to change and ambiguity
Hold a full and clean NZ driver’s license
Ability to carry out an extensive amount of travel
Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.
Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.
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