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Human Resources Advisor

Application closing date:

Friday 5th April 2024

Ready to take on a new challenge and be part of a growing business that cares for the land and nurtures their people?

Miraka is New Zealand’s first Māori-owned milk processing company and the world’s first to be powered by renewable ‘green’ geothermal energy.

Established in 2010 and founded upon a Te Ao Māori world-view - kaitiakitanga is a core value, caring for the land, natural environment and people.

Miraka has a low-carbon manufacturing footprint of 92% less carbon emissions than other traditional coal-powered factories.

The Miraka dairy plant at Mokai, 30km northwest of Taupō, is one of only two in the world powered by geothermal energy and processes 300 million litres of milk annually. Miraka farmer suppliers are within a 100km radius of our factory.

Miraka is one of New Zealand’s largest Māori export businesses, exporting NZD $300 million of premium whole milk powder, UHT milk, frozen cream, frozen milk concentrate and customised milk powders to more than 17 countries around the world.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for someone who has worked in an operational environment with a diverse workforce, empowering best practices and putting people first.

You are someone who knows their HR “stuff” and able to mentor, engage & guide across all levels. Whatever the team – you become the “go-to person” and you take absolute pride in that!

Your knowledge of NZ legislation goes without saying and your level of ER experience is well-honed. Multi-contract environments, operational, maybe even FMCG, could all be advantageous. What you will have however is a background advising and coaching a complex workforce.

What you need to know:
This is a role that can enhance your generalist Human Resources skills and build on your current advisory knowledge, supporting General Managers across mixed business units, as well as the CEO. This will include retention strategies, contract management, performance plans, remuneration reviews, talent, development plans; and Employment Relations matters. When we say generalist, we mean generalist – you will get to touch it all – while working alongside a small close-knit team.

Why this role is right for you!
This is a cool opportunity to apply your People and Capability experience at one of New Zealand’s largest Māori export businesses.

You will have the chance to:
• Have an opportunity to make a significant impact by advising and offering solutions across “all things” Human Resources.
• Demonstrate and apply your expertise on the job.
• Improve your professional skills and knowledge through on-the-job training and development opportunities.
• Contribute and participate with process improvement initiatives.

And in return you will:
• Receive competitive remuneration.
• Have subsidised medical insurance.
• Have company life and trauma insurance.
• Receive fuel support.
• Have the chance to grow within a medium-sized organisation challenging the status quo and leading the way in the dairy industry.
• Feel valued as a member of our Miraka whānau.
• Work within a company that is respectful of our diversity and encourages inclusion.

What next?
If you thrive on a challenge, have an exceptional work ethic, like to have a laugh, and love to be part of a whānau environment, please get in contact with Nicky or Caitlin (HR team) for a confidential discussion on 073760075.

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