I have recently stepped into Channel Collaboration Manager for our Ingredients channel; in this role I get the opportunity to connect in with senior stakeholders across all areas of our business both domestically and globally. Leaning into a wide range of activities from developing and deploying Strategy frameworks through to System Compliance and integration of innovation prioritisations. No day is the same as the next and I am enjoying the opportunity to learn a little bit about all areas of our ingredients channel after spending most of my career in the consumer and Food Service channels.
The Graduate programme allowed me to build a solid foundation in all things dairy, not coming into the programme from a food technology degree, this was the bridge I needed to accelerate my career with Fonterra.
As a big corporation that has global reach, there are endless opportunities to work in any area that interested me and when you combine that reach with a network of supportive mentors and an enthusiasm to learn I have complete autonomy to take my career to where I aspire to.
In my 7th year with Fonterra, I have spent half that time in New Zealand and the other half in our biggest single market Greater China. Coming back into New Zealand to build a solid foundation understanding of our ingredients, I aspire to move into another global market into a leadership role that is closer to our customers and sales.