Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc is searching for a driven and experienced Head of Nutrition to lead our nutrition team. As a prominent authority on red meat nutrition, you’ll manage the organization’s high-quality nutrition communications and actively represent the industry at national and global events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a team of nutritionists and dietitians to deliver expert nutrition advice.
  • Represent the organization at relevant events and conferences worldwide.
  • Oversee the nutrition portfolio, including prioritization, resource planning, and project management.
  • Organize regular meetings with meat nutrition experts for collaboration and staying current on industry developments.
  • Continuously evaluate the industry landscape and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Foster relationships with external stakeholders, such as government agencies, industry partners, and community organizations.
  • Analyse research, remain current on nutrition science and trends, and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Train and guide staff on nutrition topics, develop and implement nutrition policies, and manage the nutrition department budget.
  • Contribute to marketing and strategic planning, provide quarterly reports to the board, and pursue professional development opportunities.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A postgraduate degree in nutrition or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in nutrition, including 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of nutrition professionals.
  • Experience developing and implementing nutrition policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management abilities.
  • Budget management and reporting experience.
  • Public health policy and government experience would be advantageous.


At Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc, we value a positive, supportive work environment and believe that enjoyment and success go hand in hand. As the Head of Nutrition, you’ll join a dedicated and enthusiastic team promoting red meat nutrition. We foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration, attributing our success to our team’s commitment to excellence.

If you’re passionate about red meat nutrition, possess outstanding leadership and communication skills, and are dedicated to providing top-notch nutrition advice, we want to hear from you.


To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter through Seek here.  For any queries please contact [email protected]


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  • Are you available to travel for this role when required?

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