At Argenta we have a passion for what we do, and we relish a challenge.

Founded in 2006 and only 14 years young, Argenta’s vision is to provide the best animal health technologies and products in a sustainable way. We are a global manufacturing and contract research and development organisation with a passion for innovation, excellence and winning as a team. It is this vision and our people that make us unique and has enabled us to grow to the global business we are today with 6 sites across New Zealand, the United States, Scotland, and Germany with approximately 500 employees globally, and further growth planned.

We are looking for an experienced Health, Safety & Environment Manager with enthusiasm and drive to take this maturing business on a journey. Reporting to the General Manager of the NZ Site and the Global Head of HSE and working alongside the NZ Leadership Team, you will be responsible for HSE across the NZ site.

You'll need to be an HSE generalist with strong technical knowledge. We are looking for someone who has a hands-on, action orientated approach who will educate, influence, and inspire, to lead positive behaviours, shaping a "safety first" and people orientated culture.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

• Leading the on-going development and implementation of the HSE strategy and HSE Management System, seeking accreditation to ISO45001

• Advising and coaching team leaders on HSE compliance and statutory requirements

• Driving continuous improvement of the HSE systems to ensure they protect our staff and meet the needs of the business, clients, and legislative requirements

• Ensuring the development and implementation of HSE training programmes

• Oversight of the Incident and Emergency Management processes

• Oversight of Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Injury Management systems.

• Working within the global HSE group to share information and collaborate on common issues

We pride ourselves on a great company culture built around a strong set of values, and we look for a good balance of technical skill and shared vision in our people. We are looking for someone that would be described as passionate, enthusiastic, and resilient as well as possessing a strong ability to deliver on key initiatives and influence change. You will have a strong customer service focus matched with a ‘can-do’ and people focussed attitude, whilst being methodical but collaborative in your approach to problem-solving.

Your knowledge and experience will include success in a hands-on HSE leadership role, preferably in a manufacturing and/or laboratory environment. An engineering background or interest in hazardous substances would be an advantage. In addition, solid understanding of health and safety legislation, principles and practices in NZ is a must have. As this role is widely influential across the site, excellent verbal and written communication will be needed.

At Argenta, we offer the opportunity to work for a successful and rapidly expanding global business where your input will be valued. We are a hard-working group who really enjoy the people we work with each day. That is why we support our people through Health & Wellbeing initiatives, Southern Cross health insurance schemes and flexible working hours.

If you’re interested in this great opportunity, please apply now by clicking on the following link: and attach your CV and cover letter

Please note, we are only reviewing applications from those who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand due to current boarder restrictions.