• Join this iconic export food industry leader

• Support proactive safety performance and improvement

• Autonomous role, requiring a solid self-starter with a lot of get up and go

edenfx HSE Recruitment Ltd is very proud to be partnering with Silver Fern Farms, sourcing an outstanding, proactive and self-motivated Health and Safety Manager.

About the role

Located in the beautiful city of Dunedin, this position will lead and influence thinking to drive improvement beyond compliance, throughout various South Island locations.

Ultimately your role will include keeping your finger on the pulse and utilising your amazing engagement skillset to provide positive and proactive leadership of Health and Safety throughout your Region.

Duties will include everything from running ICAM teams to completing reporting for critical incidents, presenting training sessions with site leadership on key health and safety concepts to developing and supporting sites with strategies to overcome specific safety challenges.

You will form and lead audit teams, run regional safety meetings and support the sites when writing Safety Management Plans.

A truly varied role where no two days will be the same.

External key relationships with regulatory agencies, contractors, auditors and relevant training providers/organisations should be maintained in a robust and sustainable manner.

You will enjoy regular travel to sites and be a key member of the Group Health and Safety and HR team and have a lot of interaction with; Regional Operations Leadership Teams, Plant Management/ Supervisors and office based support staff.

Skills and experience

You will enjoy being a self-motivated, self-starter - often working autonomously and with an energetic and proactive nature.

With a solid appreciation of the wider business objectives, you will integrate health and safety with a positive approach, and along with your excellent technical knowledge you will educate and engage at all levels to provide advice and therefore successful health and safety outcomes.

Sound knowledge of risk management principles, current Health and Safety legislation and best practice guidelines are part of your DNA – you will have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and have the drive, ambition and relevant qualifications in order to ensure success.

There will be regular travel for this position (on a weekly basis).

About the company

Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand’s leading marketer, processor and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products. They are a regionally significant business with approx. 7000 employees, 5 offshore offices, 14 processing sites in NZ and they export to over 60 countries.

With a vision as a food company “To become the world’s most successful and sustainable grass-fed red meat company’, and committed to excellence with a level of skill, expertise and care that allows them to bring the very best of NZ to the world.


• Autonomous role with a flexible working environment

• Competitive Salary and company vehicle

• Discounted Southern Cross Healthcare access to Income Protection Scheme

• An opportunity to work to best practice as a strategic mentor and motivator

How to apply

We are working on this role proactively in order to present suitable candidates prior to the holiday period.

Only NZ Citizens or those with a Residency or current Work Visa in place are able to be considered.

If you have any questions, please call Suzanne Peden on 09 424 8367 quoting reference 3237.

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