Unlock your potential

Redefine your career with IWS

Take your career in a new direction and you'll not only unlock our potential, you'll unlock yours too. 

At Fonterra we’re accelerating our business performance improvement with an Integrated Work System (IWS) – a structured way of working focused on employee capability and ownership. As we unlock the true potential of our production lines, we have a unique opportunity to leverage learnings from globally recognised organisations, make a real difference to business results, and offer great opportunities for career progression.

We’re building a high performing team of people with an interest in leading continuous improvement, building capability in others, and who are keen to expand their own value proposition. We’ll support your journey with specific training on IWS and ongoing development opportunities.

If you love to challenge boundaries, deliver accelerated business results, and want to influence and embed change, join us and redefine your career. 

What Makes Fonterra a Great Place to Work?

"The size and diversity of Fonterra. Potential for an international opportunity to open up down the track.
And the huge range of products that we help manufacture and can be seen on the supermarket shelf."

Deidre Richardson
Process Manager – Integrated Work Systems, Process Lead, Eltham


“Without a doubt it’s the people, people from all walks of life with different stories to tell. The business is always changing, looking to continuously challenge the norm, the opportunities are endless, development is encouraged and promoted, and there's fantastic benefits and conditions. For anyone looking to forge a fulfilling career, Fonterra is the employer of choice."

Adrian Kahupukoro
Line Leader, Collingwood St Eltham

Meet Our People

We’re implementing IWS around the country...

Here’s a taste of the places you may work and the sites we’re currently recruiting for.

Fonterra Waitoa is recruiting


Placed amongst a landscape of rolling green paddocks with the cows as our immediate neighbours, Waitoa is a great place to be based. It’s a true representation of Fonterra and the phrase “Grass to Glass!”

The close by, wide open space creates a feeling of connection to nature, and staff members have expressed this through their environmental efforts planting shrubs and trees in the Wetlands next to the Waitoa River.

While most of the staff travel to get to Waitoa, the countryside travel is pleasant with none of that city hustle and bustle – often the time spent in the car is equivalent to that of our city colleagues, but with a better view. 

Nearby to Waitoa is the beautiful Kaimai Range where there are many lovely bush walks such as the one climbing up to Mount Te Aroha, or the Wairere Falls walk. Cycle trails are also popular, being built along the old railway track routes.