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bStudio Ltd is a recently established service provider to the craft beer & beverage industry based in beautiful Napier, Hawke’s Bay. bStudio is growing fast and maturing rapidly in terms of our systems & processes.

Our mission is to deliver the highest quality brewing and beverage packaging service through employing the best technology, manufacturing plant and people. The facility operates under strict production policies and procedures, which have been developed in line with the requirements of the British Retail Consortium audit standard (BRC).

We are currently seeking applications for a Compliance Manager. This key role in the site Senior Lead Team is responsible for oversight of the Quality & Safety programmes for the business, to ensure that quality & safety outcomes are never compromised.

Key Functions:

Oversight of the on-site laboratory and team

Developing and improving the site’s safety and quality systems

Ensuring that external audit accreditations are maintained, via a comprehensive internal audit programme

Being a champion for continuous improvement in all aspects of brewing, packaging and support functions

Coordination and leadership of quality & safety improvement plans for the business.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will have:

Degree level qualification in a relevance Science/Technology discipline

3-5 years’ experience in a Technical/Quality Management role, ideally in the fermented beverage sector of FMCG, but other relevant manufacturing experience will be considered

An up-to-date working knowledge of NZ Health & Safety legislation

A proven track record in managing compliance & audit systems, in a manufacturing environment.

Ideal Competencies:

A passion for quality and safety, with a customer service mindset

Strong problem-solving skills

Working knowledge of quality assurance laboratory testing in a manufacturing environment

A proven track record in leading and motivating a small team

Professional and collegiate approach to ensuring adherence to, and development of, documented standards

Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in all tasks undertaken

Strong initiative and integrity

Strong verbal communication & organisational skills

Comfortable in representing the business in customer facing situations and in relation to external audits

Must be able to multitask and think quickly on your feet

Must have a positive can-do attitude

Experience in working within a BRC or similar quality framework.

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If this exciting role, offering a real chance to influence the future of craft beer in NZ interests you, then please email your Covering Letter and CV to

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