As a Process Project Manager at Fonterra's Edendale site, I oversee two milk powder spray dryers, managing the entire process from evaporation to packing. One project I'm particularly proud of involved implementing process improvements, resulting in significant cost savings. It was rewarding to see the positive impact on our operations.
The Fonterra Technical Graduate programme was instrumental in propelling my career. By offering a comprehensive 15-month program, including a Master's in Dairy Science and Technology, it provided me with a solid foundation. The mix of on-site experience, research projects, and lectures equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the dairy industry.
One pleasant surprise was the collaborative and supportive environment at Fonterra. Despite the size of the organization, there's a strong sense of teamwork. I was also pleasantly surprised by the emphasis on professional development and the wealth of opportunities available, both locally and internationally.
My goal is to continue advancing within Fonterra, taking on more leadership roles in process management and optimization. I'm keen on exploring international opportunities and contributing to Fonterra's global impact. The dynamic nature of the dairy industry offers a plethora of avenues for growth, and I'm excited to be a part of it.