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Regional Projects Manager - LNI

Contract Type:  Full-time Permanent
City:  Hautapu
Country/Region:  NZ
Date Posted: 
Req ID:  1957
  • Deliver Fonterra’s Central North Island capital projects program
  • Support and grow a diverse team of professional project managers
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop and implement a 10-year capital plan


Due to internal promotion an exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic leader with strong project management and engineering experience to lead the Central North Island regional projects team.


With its impressive sites across our Waikato region, our sites produce products covering speciality cheese, lactose, casein, milk powder, cream and butter to name but a few which are exported around the globe.


Your Purpose:


This is a pivotal role in the development and delivery of our North Island Capital projects program. Your primary role will be to lead a team of professional project managers to provide excellent planning and delivery of engineering projects across the region.


The projects your team delivers will help the operations to achieve their strategic goals by improving sustainability, reducing risk or building capability for new products. You will work closely with our maintenance and plant managers to ensure reliability and performance of our Assets. Vital to this role is the ability to coordinate both internal and external teams, manage financial budgets and build strong working relationships across the business.



Other key responsibilities include:


  • The ability to build engagement, deliver change, and support our Project Managers
  • Developing, planning and managing the North Island capital projects portfolio
  • Driving improvement in capital planning and delivery across the North Island and the wider company as part of the Fonterra Capital community of practice
  • Managing contract negotiations and relationships with key vendors
  • Supporting the development and deployment of ISO 55000 based asset management strategies as part of the regional engineering team


This role will require travel to sites around the North Island region to enable you to understand each site’s needs and build long-lasting, trusted relationships across the team.


What you will bring:


To be successful in this role you will need the ability to build trust and respect across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be a capable leader, keenly interested in supporting and developing your team of project managers. This will be supported by extensive experience developing and delivering asset related projects, including stakeholder management, commercial negotiation and risk management.



The Fonterra Story

Engineering Services is Fonterra's innovative and collaborative spirit in action!

Across New Zealand, we have 26 Manufacturing sites, where our engineers truly enable Fonterra's Grass to Glass journey by maintaining and maximising our Assets and Equipment. With key components across a wide range of portfolios, our Engineering team ensure that our physical assets continue to meet the functional requirements throughout the asset’s life cycle


We are a Co-operative of farming families, who through our strategy, values and purpose create a philosophy of good together as the way we operate. We are passionate about creating goodness for generations, empowering others, and leaving things in a better way than how we found them. You, me us together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.


Apply today to be taken on this journey.