Join Our Team! - Demand Manager Job Description

About the brand

The Pure Food Co is a fast growing NZ food business that provides fortified foods for those living with an illness, injury or disability. Using breakthrough technology and a significant bit of kiwi 'can do' attitude our production process delivers a triumph of taste and texture - nutritious, natural and with all the glorious colour of the food appetisingly intact. We supply to aged care, healthcare, retail and direct to consumer throughout NZ with plans to export in the near future. Finally. A life changing alternative for people who need soft foods.

About the role

In a nutshell, you will be responsible for managing operations, which includes procurement, processing, packaging & distribution. To be successful in this role, the Demand Manager will need to improve health & safety, food safety, food quality and food costs as the business grows rapidly throughout NZ and beyond. The ultimate goal is to create a smart factory, automating operations from procurement to distribution.

The role will require the successful applicant to

  • Develop relationships with key suppliers to improve the quality and cost of raw materials.
  • Implement process improvements to improve food safety, food quality and operational efficiency.
  • Continually improve packaging in ways that will improve the customer experience or operational costs.
  • Identify ways to improve the delivery of Pure Food products to The Pure Food Co’s rapidly growing customer base.

What do you need to have?

We are looking for an individual who is a motivated team player with a high level of integrity and dependability.  You will be extremely organised and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to engage with people at all levels.  You will not be micro managed but will be encouraged to think outside of the square and shake things up. Experience in the food manufacturing would obviously be beneficial, as would process engineering, procurement/buying, food, or operational expertise. You will need strong analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects.

What can we offer you?

This company has become our quest. We want to restore people’s appetite for life when life’s challenges have diminished it; to tell the world what we do and the difference it really makes. Head over to the following page to read our story. The company has been recognised multiple times since inception, winning the NZ Food Awards Health & Wellness category in 2015 and named a Deloitte "Rising Star” in 2016. We are passionate, enthusiastic and want to agitate for change - we would love for you to join us.  

Get in touch!

Please include a cover letter (or a video) with your application, telling us a bit about yourself. Email your application to maia@thepurefoodco.co.nz