General information

All posting locations: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 13-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79366

Description & Requirements

About the Role:

The EHS Coordinator is responsible for influencing, driving and promoting an enduring health and safety culture at the site. It is a role that also facilitates the achievement of our ESG goals, to deliver a more sustainable future. These are achieved by coaching, influencing and mentoring the team to demonstrate effective ownership of safe working practices and the coordination of the implementation of the Kraft Heinz Safety Management System.

The role requires an understanding of behavioural safety techniques and how strong leadership can influence behaviour at a shop floor level. Knowledge of statutory, and industry health and safety requirements are the key criteria for this position.


  • Building outstanding relationship with operational employees at all levels to maintain and progress a strong health and safety culture.
  • Development, co-ordination and delivery of health, safety induction and operational training.
  • Conducting incident and accident assessment and investigation, conducting site inspections.
  • Provide advice and tools to assist the line managers exercise their safety and compliance responsibilities.
  • Coordination of the delivery of key compliance training for the site.

About You:

  • Formal qualification in health and safety (e.g. New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4), Australian Certificate IV Work health and Safety, NEBOSH, or equivalent).
  • Qualification in auditing highly desirable.
  • A high level of computer literacy including Word and Excel.
  • Experience with online health and safety management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Keeping Fit – join our Run Club and sign up for discounted gym memberships & classes
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.