Support & Supply Job Roles

If the prospect of working in Supply chain, or Foodstuffs Own Brand Limited (FOBL) appeals to you, take a moment to see what types of roles are available so you can get a feel for how Foodstuffs can add value to your life. Once you've familiarised yourself with the roles, make sure you hear from the people behind the job titles or search for a job.

Key Role Types:

FOBL – Food Technologist (Own Brands Quality Manager)

From assisting with the development of new products to testing, evaluation and improving existing products, the Own Brands Quality Manger is involved in all aspects of the product development process. You'll be dealing with suppliers, the customer services team and marketing so you will need to be a knowledgeable “foodie” with great attention to detail. Success in this role demands a degree in food, an in- depth knowledge of food processing, and a thorough understanding of nutrition and food laws.


AF Logistics is a rapidly expanding, specialist provider of ambient and temperature controlled storage and distribution services. You'll be part of a team providing logistics solutions from facilities in Wellington, Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth and Palmerston North. If you have a clean Class 3-5 licence, a healthy level of fitness and good customer service skills, you could be a valuable addition to our team.

Processing Supervisor

Your main purpose is to ensure the smooth operation of the Rowntree's Master Butchers processing butchery. This means maintaining stock levels, ensuring orders are completed accurately and on time, managing wastage, conducting regular stocktakes and making sure machinery maintenance is completed when required. You'll need a butchery qualification, excellent communication skills, the ability to work to deadlines and work well unsupervised.

Stock Control Checker

A Stock Control Checker is an integral part of the supply chain. The key responsibility of the Stock Checker is to ensure the accuracy of stock counts, the quality of every product, and ensure that it meets packaging standards of New Zealand. To be successful in this role, you'll need an eye for detail, excellent numerical skills and high level of computer literacy in warehouse management systems.


Working in the warehouse can be very physical work at times, but there's more to it than being able to lift up to 25kg's in weight on a regular basis. Putting customer orders together calls for basic reading and numerical skills and whether we're driving around on our forklift or responding to ‘voice picking', you'll enjoy the team atmosphere, and the satisfaction of getting orders out on time, every time. Training will be provided where necessary.

Distribution Centre Supervisor

Our larger warehouses are called Distribution Centres, and it's from these centres that we deliver stock to our supermarkets. Making sure this is done safely and efficiently is part of your role, and we aim to ensure everyone in the area of the DC operation gets their work done. Making sure workplace procedures are followed and that productivity levels are met by the team and by calls for the ability to be firm, yet fair, to have excellent man-management skills, and be able to read a situation. As you'll be required to do work in different locations, you'll need knowledge of the different DC warehouse operation areas.