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Company bulletin – September

To all those companies and individuals across the country continuing to weather the heavy toll of lock downs, border closures and job losses the worst – we wish you all the best. Kia kaha.

Kiwibank recently released data pertaining the most recent Auckland focused level 3 lock down. We saw a familiar drop in spending in Auckland during this period, but the contraction was less severe this time around. People and organisations have advanced their digital behaviours & tools (be it Zoom meetings while working from home, enjoying Netflix over the movies, buying goods or groceries online etc) – the shock of this most recent lock down was overall less severe, in many ways. As a nation, we have adjusted our sails as best as possible and are better equipped to handle these situations. The full report can be found here.

Interestingly, if there is one common theme amongst most new positions we have placed recently or are working on currently, it is that their purpose is to accelerate growth. Whether it is a mature listed company looking to stretch up another 100 basis points of share or revenue growth, or a locally owned SME trying to arrive in 2021 ahead of the pack with renewed spark; whether its additional resource & new skills in Sales or Regulatory or Quality or Engineering – the aim has often been to drive business improvement and ultimately support further commercial growth. It’s been a telling last month across NZ. With all the pain occurring, we are also observing an array of organisations looking further over the horizon, seeing, finding, and creating untapped potential. It’s inspiring from our perspective to continue to see this mindset, across a variety of sectors.

Our team are back together in office, enjoying office life and in-person collaboration once again. We have continued to create strong talent pools of qualified candidates in areas such as quality, regulatory, sales, operations, engineering – amid others – where we can see demand for new skills coming as companies leverage NZ Inc, market themselves into new spaces or improve their core business offering.

Below is a sample of some of the many candidates we have engaged recently who we believe can offer great potential to our clients.

We wish you all the best this Spring.

Kind regards,

Gareth Robertson, Managing Director


Available Talent

Quality, Lab and R&D

BM102 Food Technologist with experience leading team of 12 QC and R&D staff.  Strong background in quality systems, factory trials to reduce cost and new product development.  Looking to find her next challenge in the food industry to build on her manufacturing experience. $80k, Auckland.

OS102 Microbiology Technician and Quality Control Analyst with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Working knowledge of GMP, GLP, HAACP, GCP, & ICH regulations. Proficient in autoclave operation, media prep, plating, ELISAs, HPLC, PCR. BPharm & GDip – infection risk management. $55k, Auckland based.

OS115 Chemist with an early career focus on drug testing human and animal samples. Solid working experience with GCMS, LCMS, ELISA, liquid extraction, some method development experience. Currently looking for analyst roles, but is also very interested in the marketing, sales, client relations aspect of a lab/business. BSc – MedChem, PgDip & Masters – Forensic Science. $60k (flexible), in Auckland

OS116 Food Microbiologist with experience as a research officer focusing on QA and R&D in the animal probiotic products sector. HACCP. Previously six years’ research pharmacist experience, with HPLC method development exp. Looking for a role ideally in food manufacturing, ideally health food related. PhD – food microbiology, BPharm. $60-70k, South Island.

OS106 Quality and Microbiology Specialist, 10 years’ experience. Analyst and KTP; staff training, technical support, assisting laboratory management (2IC), internal auditing, consumables sterility testing, analysing food and water samples. Passionate about quality and safety practice; ISO 17025, GMP, also ILCP. Review of SOPs and methods. Bachelor Resource Management, PgDip – applied science. $60k+

OS110 Senior-level microbiologist with 15 years’ experience, including in the pharmaceutical industry. Has set-up and accreditation for a microbiological laboratory, great lab management and team leader experience, method verification and validation experience. GMP, GLP, HACP, ISO internal auditing experience. Auckland or Hamilton. $70k+

VP222 Master in Biotech & Food Sci. Intelligent Grad, independent candidate on Work Visa – 2022 requires Lab Tech role prefer in Food. Exp in Microbiology, Food, Chem, processing & HACCP knowledge. Exc computer, analytical & numerical skills. Dayshift role $40-$45K

PB208 Highly energetic & competent regulatory affairs professional with experience in Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals. Knowledge & exp. in Medsafe, USFDA, European regulations. Exp. in working with sales & marketing, compliance, manufacturing. AKL $80K

PB209 Very experienced professional with robust exp. across quality & compliance, building Quality & Regulatory Management Systems & organisational structures for diverse pharmaceutical & medical device businesses nationally & internationally across different markets USFDA, CFDA, APAC, TGA, Medsafe, Canada, Ireland, European Union. Open to a contract or permanent role. $100k, neg

PB210 Chemical & Process Engineer with exp. in Quality & Validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) across medical device, biotech & pharma sectors. Process engineering, project management, cGMP, USFDA, ISO 13485, Continuous Improvement. Auckland $80k

PB211 Very intelligent & motivated candidate with experience in QA & QC across veterinary pharmaceuticals (ACVM). Experienced in technical analysis, raw material, manufacturing batch release, investigating deviations, reporting, CAPA. Auckland $75k

PB213 Senior Technical Quality Professional with solid track record in Quality Management, Lab Operations, Manufacturing Oversight, Process/Equipment & Cleaning Validation, Auditing (Internal and External), Lean Manufacturing across Pharma, Dairy, FMCG, Food & Beverage, Packaging. Auckland $130k+

PB214 Senior Regulatory Affairs Mgmt. professional with robust exp. across pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food & beverage. Exp. Across USFDA, TGA, Medsafe, EMA, CFDA, managing & mentoring large teams. Auckland $150k+

PB220 Very exp. & accomplished Technical Manager, experience in Industrial Chemistry, R&D and Manufacturing across paints, coatings, adhesives & polymers. Product development cycle, manufacturing, QA/QC, regulatory standards, problem solving, sales & marketing, managing customer relationships AKL $110k+

BM110 Accomplished Technical & Quality Specialist with previous history of delivering outstanding commercials & product innovation results in the FMCG manufacturing sector. Auckland $120k

Operations & Supply Chain

BM103 Senior Food Technologist with proven track record in product and process development, from inception to launch.  Excellent knowledge of GMP and ANZ Food Standards Code with a strong focus on Quality Systems.  Proactive mentor for junior food technologists. $100k.

BM104 Seasoned Operations Executive with over 20 years’ experience in NZ food industry, leading manufacturing facilities for some of New Zealand’s most iconic FMCG brands.   Strong focus on leadership, health and safety, reducing costs, financial management and quality systems. $140k

LF333 Exceptional senior level Manager, Supply Chain, Logistics & Operations Management experience both International & in NZ, both in food & civil engineering, excellent exp in numerous project methodology software, great communicator. Impressive commercial acumen. Immediate start, happy to relocate anywhere in NZ. $140k

LF334 qualifying as Electrician ERWB this week, extensive experience in industrial manufacturing environmental, pump & wastewater experience. Start immediately, $75k

LF336 Highly skilled Toolmaker, diverse experience. Seeking a role as a Service Technician in a team-based manufacturing environment. $76k

VP223 Warehouse/Production Admin. Friendly, receptive, hands-on female, 5 years logistics operations experience & excellent computer skills, looking new challenge in East/South Auckland $50k

VP221 Production Technician. B.Tech  Food Science seeks stable role in food co. QC & QA exp incl GMP/GHP, ISO, HACCP, VACCP, TACCP & H&S measures. Involved in production planning, line team organising, working with raw materials to finished products. Nth/West Auckland preferred $50-55k

VP224 Logistics Independent young man on Work Visa seeks role involving customer service, excellent IT & communication skills & tech mind, good accuracy, enjoys variety. West Auckland $45-48k

VP226 Warehouse Clerk. Personable young man, excellent communication & presentation, seeks a logistics role. Good all-rounder, great organisational.skills. Auckland $50k

PB215 Hard-working, self-motivated candidate, exp. in ‘hands on’ pharmaceutical/nutraceutical production, QC, team leadership, Chemistry Graduate. Looking for a leadership role. Location flexible $55k+

PB216 Mature & seasoned production professional with exp. in infant formula manufacturing, process control, team leadership. Knowledge of GMP sterile manufacturing, QA, Health & Safety. Waikato $60k+


OS114 Varied experience in project management and research & development, with a focus on engineering, design, and problem-solving focus. Management experience. Enjoys building relationships and working with his clients. Seeking growth opportunities in Auckland. MEng – Mechatronics, PhD – Engineering. $100k+

LF328 Fitter & Turner with extensive hands-on Food & Beverage exp, also worked as a Pump Technician. $70k, Auckland based.

LF331 Mechanical Engineer with an ME, Intl Automotive Engineer from Melbourne.  IPENZ. Skilled in Project Management, New Project Development, Process & Industrialisation Engineer.  Superb communicator, strategic & results focused. $75k, Auckland

PB219 Mechanical Engineer with robust experience in Product Design & Development, design verification, validation & manufacturing. Strong knowledge & experience in Medical Device, drug release devices, regulatory standards, managing documentation, RCA, CAPAs. Broad exposure across Product Management & Marketing. $90K AKL/WGT

PB217 Intelligent & energetic Mechanical Engineer experienced in Product & Process Development for production, machinery design, commissioning, manufacturing. Exp. In Medical Device ISO13485, GMP & FDA. AutoCAD, Solidworks, managing Design Control & associated documentation. $80k Auckland.

PB218 M.Eng (Mech.) with 5 years design experience across range of sectors (industrial, electro magnetics, HVAC), across project management, quality control, machining and fabrication, design and geometric tolerance and dimension. Auckland, $80k


GR215 Commercial Director. 20 years of successfully introducing disruptive solutions into emerging and established markets across a range of sectors, globally. Experience spans healthcare, food, CPG, materials, biotech, geothermal, clean energy, and many other sectors. $300k+, Auckland based.

GR216 Dynamic senior leader with 20-years’ experience in management, transformation, business development and advocacy within FMCG/CPG, Technology and Payments in NZ, UK, EU, and Asia Pacific. Hallmarks include a tenacious, collaborative results driven approach and a firm belief in ‘we’ not ‘me’. Auckland based, $200k min.

GR217 Company Director, Sales & Marketing leader with demonstrated history of people management within the FMCG, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry. A proven track record in leading teams to deliver critical business objectives. $200k, Auckland based.

Sales & Marketing

LF332 Highly impressive candidate with extensive international sales & marketing exp in pharmaceuticals with proven & fantastic new business development outcomes supporting a strategic & highly driven focus. $65k.

PB194 Dynamic Sales & Marketing professional with very strong experience in business development across scientific capital equipment sales in a wide range of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, academic & commercial sectors. Strong understanding of analytical chemistry Experience in driving product development, business plans, forecasting & budgeting, tendering & quotations, etc. Excellent communication skills and client relationship management working in global and small/medium sized businesses. $110k+

LF340 Exceptional and well proven medical salesperson with experience in Micro/Pathology Lab Diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals. Strong Project Mgmt. exp. managing Tenders, Sales Presentations, Product Demonstrations. $85K+ AKL

LF341 Extremely competent and proven sales professional with a long history of selling high end clinical, medical device & research equipment, consumables & solutions to DHBs, CRI & Academic sector. Strong knowledge of clinical diagnostics, automation, software, pathology, molecular biology & microarray. $110k+ ChCh

LF342 Top performer & highly credible Medical Salesperson, exp in medical/point of care products, clinical diagnostics, lab automation, instrumentation. Well established networks in the Healthcare sector, DHBs & Clinical Practices. $115k ChCh

LF343 Great offering, BSc in Food Science, background in Microbiology, Food Safety QA/QC. Experienced in dairy industry, providing technical support to national & international clients, marketing, regulatory, planning & forecasting. Hard working & energetic candidate with great communication skills, highly motivated to build a sales career. $75k+ AKL/Waikato

LF344 Bachelor of Technology (Food) Hons. Extensive experience as Food Technologist covering NPD, Project Management, Food Safety in F&B Sector & Nutrition. Great communicator with sales nous, relationship builder, seeking a sales opportunity. $75k+ Auckland

LF345 Highly driven medical sales professional, experienced in selling pharmaceutical, gastro, gynae, cardiac and point of care products. High achiever with networks in DHBs & Clinical Practices. $90k, Location Flexible.

Primary industry

PB206 Senior Agronomist with proven experience in supplier relationship management, providing consultation to growers/farmers for enhancing farm productivity, managing contracts with growers, strong understanding of GAP regulations and other food standards. Experience across a range of crops and horticulture produce. Auckland, $100k

PB201 Senior Dairy Farm Consultant experienced in driving business performance. Expertise in helping clients achieve optimal farm performance through financial analysis, improved management techniques, stock & feed selection, training and mentoring. Well established client base throughout South Island. South Island locations preferred, $100k.



Our team:

Gareth Robertson (Executive, Commercial) –  gareth@scitex.co.nz

Linda Ford (Management, Sales & Marketing; Medical & Healthcare, Engineering, Operations) – linda@scitex.co.nz

Pavan Benepal (Veterinary, Agriculture, Engineering, Laboratory, Chemical Manufacturing) – pavan@scitex.co.nz

Belinda McKenzie (Food, Manufacturing, Quality, Laboratory) – belinda@scitex.co.nz

Viv Slade (Temping Coordinator) – viv@scitex.co.nz

Oliver Saltmarsh (Candidate Manager) – oliver@scitex.co.nz

Agustina Esmerado (Accounts & Insights Manager) agustina@scitex.co.nz

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