Since 1971, Drake New Zealand has been supporting local business across multiple industries, including food manufacturing, with temporary, permanent and unbundled recruitment needs. With 11 offices nationally, and a 24/7 customer care team, Drake New Zealand are always here to help.
Albany branch manager
Odette is the Albany branch manager for Drake New Zealand. For the last 15 years, she has provided permanent and flexible staffing support to both local and national clients in the food industry, including being an on-site account manager for a global beverage brand, managing up to 100 production and warehousing staff.
Lynette has worked in recruitment for 8 years, across New Zealand and South Africa, in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and a variety of white-collar roles. Lynette utilises a pro-active sourcing and head-hunting approach to find the best talent for her clients.
Client relationship manager
Chantelle has worked in recruitment for 4 years, and with her service background and a strong understanding of the job market in the Food Industry, she provides professional support to businesses of all sizes with recruitment and HR Solutions.
KEY APPOINTMENTS IN KIWI FOOD AND BEVERAGE
ABHIMANYU SINGH GARWHAL
Abhimanyu joined AgResearch Grasslands, Forage Improvement Department as a post-doctoral researcher on July 27.
JOANNE VAN DEN BERG
Joanne joined Frucor Suntory as head of safety and wellbeing on July 20.
Jose joined the Selpak team as a service engineer on July 27, based in Auckland.
Mike has joined the Silver Fern Farms innovation team as NPD programme manager. Mike is using his skills to explore, validate and execute new product development projects.
Rika joined the Food Innovation Team (FoodPilot) at Massey University on September 14. Drawing on her industry experience and food science degree, Rika will be working directly with food businesses of all sizes, providing product and process solutions.
The Packaging Forum has appointed Rob Langford as its inaugural CEO as of October 1. The Forum’s former independent chair brings decades of experience as The Forum works towards sustainable packaging solutions.