Goodman Fielder

Goodman Fielder is New Zealand’s largest food manufacturer and home to some of the most loved and trusted household brands.

You might not be familiar with the company name, but you will know the brands, which include Edmonds, Chelsea, Vogel’s Molenberg, Meadow Fresh and Yoplait.

Our products and ingredients cover every meal occasion, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We produce and market bread, milk, rice, flour, oil, sugar, margarine, frozen pastry, cake mix, and cooking oils.

Goodman Fielder has No.1 or No.2 positions in most of the larger product categories where we compete. We employ around 1,800 people, manufacturing most of our products in 12 plants across the country.

This leading product offering is supported by a large-scale, efficient distribution network that enables delivery of the products to over 30,000 outlets, including supermarkets, route outlets (like petrol stations and dairies) and food service customers (like hotels and cafes).

Why Goodman Fielder?

At Goodman Fielder, our business is about making everyday food better for everyone. As a team, we bring a Growth Mindset to get better every day – growing our team and leveraging the power of people to reach our full potential.

Life at Goodman Fielder

At Goodman Fielder, our aspiration is to be the leading integrated food business in the Region.  We are a team that believes that anything is possible.  We understand our business and focus on the right things that make the biggest difference, and we consider our end-to-end value chain when making decisions to optimise our business. We drive change as an opportunity for us to innovate and transform our business and to achieve beyond what we think is possible.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognise our responsibility to foster a more equal and inclusive society and want our workforce to be as diverse as our customers.

At Goodman Fielder, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce cultivates creativity, innovation and more enriching perspectives in the workplace. We embrace all people to drive an inclusive culture.

Benefits and Wellbeing

Our Benefits & Wellbeing empower you to bring your best self to work every day – from opportunities to grow to initiatives that support your health and wellness.


  • Career Development: Grow yourself to reach your potential
  • Flexibility: Where, How, and When we work
  • Employee Support & Wellbeing Program: A well-rounded program to support you and your family’s mental, physical, social, and financial wellness.
  • Additional Paid Parental Leave: To support you and your growing family
  • Novated Lease Program: Access to fleet discounts and a simple, affordable Novated Lease.


At Goodman Fielder, we are strongly committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. We support our teams to keep their minds and bodies fit with a variety of health and wellness programs, including flexible ways of working, discounted health insurance, and a well-rounded Employee Support & Wellbeing Program. We support our people in their lives and at work to create a healthy workforce

Early Careers Program

The Early Careers Graduate Program is a full-time employment opportunity open for talented early-career professionals who will become our future leaders.

We have intakes each January and recruit between August and October for new graduates to join us.

To be eligible to apply, you will need

  • To hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree
  • To have graduated within the last 2 years or finishing your studies at the time of applying
  • To be able to relocate to Auckland to commence employment
  • Be flexible to complete some of your programme outside Auckland in our manufacturing sites.
  • To be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Who do we need?

Curious problem solvers with high learning agility, you enjoy working with data and can form and shape insights from this; you are persistent and believe there is always room to improve.

You are interested in forging a career in Finance, Sales, HR, Marketing or Supply Chain.

We also need technically qualified grads for our R&D function as well as Operations. So if you are a Mechanical or Process Engineer or are qualified in Food tech or science, then we also would love to hear from you.

We are Goodman Fielder, and we Make everyday food better for everyone.

As one of the largest FMCG businesses in New Zealand we have a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities and distribution points. Our sales teams stretch the length of the country and our Auckland office is home to talented teams who have lovingly created and developed our brands which have become iconic household names.

We are in search of the next generation of talent to continue to be the custodians of our consumer brands ensuring they remain available for New Zealanders for generations to come.

At the commencement of the programme from January you will be immersed into a 2-year career acceleration programme where you will be exposed to our end to end value chain and gain invaluable experience working on varying projects so you understand how we get that Vogels to your toaster.

A dynamic fast paced world is fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and we have a wide range of talented individuals who will guide you through your 2 year journey ensuring your toolkit is complete to land in a full time permanent position at the end of your graduate programme.

Additional learning interventions are provided through out your first year with additional leadership training to ensure we have provided you a full suite of skills to continue your career within Goodman Fielder as well as guidance from a senior leader mentor, a buddy system and a lead from the people space to ensure we have wrapped a full support team around you.

If you are contemplating what to do with your degree come and talk to us to find out more, a world of opportunity awaits

Meet Hamish

Hamish, Early Careers Professional (Marketing)

I have loved the opportunity to work across different functions and learn new skills from a variety of people.

The Early Careers Program has allowed me to listen, learn and contribute across a number of functions. It has given me the opportunity to pick up valuable skills along the way such as business analysis and building recommendations to support the development of key categories and brands.

The support received in the program made me feel immediately welcome and comfortable amongst my new colleagues. You have continuous support from your sponsor and manager, and you also have a mentor who you can ask any questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

Meet Josiah

Josiah, Graduate Program

There are maybe a million reasons to feel apprehensive when applying for a new experience or
that next step in your career journey. Mine were: What if I’m not good enough? and What if I don’t like it?

The best graduate programs are the ones that break these apprehensions on day one.

At Goodman Fielder I have found a community of innovative thinkers who are passionate about their brands and who genuinely want to see you succeed. Throughout the Grad program I had the opportunity to hone my critical, strategic, and analytical skills by working on a number of high priority projects across multiple business functions. The hands-on workshops, informative seminars, and approachability of my mentor, created a great learning environment.  I love my job and although I’m constantly learning, I’ve never not felt good enough to add value.

The GF Graduate Program represents a great opportunity to start a stellar career.


Goodman Fielder are proud to partner with Career Seekers and Career Trackers, providing internships to create bright futures.

Career Seekers is a non-profit organisation supporting Australia’s humanitarian entrants into professional careers. The program supports both refugees and people seeking asylum who are either currently studying at university or looking to restart their professional career in Australia.

Career Trackers is a non-profit with the goal of creating pathways and support systems for Indigenous young adults to attend and graduate from university with high marks and industry experience.

The internships provide team members an opportunity to gain experience in a corporate environment in an area matched to their experience or area of study.

Applications for internships are managed directly by Career Seekers and Career Trackers.

Meet Josephine

Josephine, Product Information Technologist (R&D)

These internships have opened doors to opportunities that may not have existed without them.

My introduction to Goodman Fielder was through the CareerTrackers Program. I was very fortunate to be involved in three internships throughout my university studies and my internship areas were matched based on my area of study.

The knowledge, skills and experience I gained from these internships were immeasurable. The practical and theoretical learnings taught at university came to life through these internships. I cannot express how grateful I am for the teams I worked alongside, that provided a supportive environment, allowing me to grow on an individual and professional level. They have provided industry experience, business knowledge and operations and have greatly contributed to myself gaining a permanent position within the business.

The Recruitment Process

We have a structured approach to our recruitment process to provide a great candidate experience. We are looking for the best talent for our roles and the tips below are a guideline of what we expect from applications.

The whole recruitment process may take between 4-8 weeks. All applicants that progress to interview will receive verbal feedback on how they have performed throughout the recruitment process.

  • Advertise and Screen: Roles are advertised for 2-4 weeks, if your application matches the criteria for the role we will be in contact with you to conduct an initial phone interview.
  • Interviews: There will be two rounds of interviews. The first interview will be with the direct hiring manager and the talent acquisition team. The second interview will be with a senior leader and the HR business partner, and may include a case study.
  • Employment Checks: Two reference checks will be conducted, as well as other pre- employment checks if required such as medicals, background checks, qualification checks etc.
  • Offer: A verbal offer will be made by the talent acquisition team, and you will receive a written contract shortly after.

CV tips

When applying for roles, it is important to make sure your CV and Cover Letter are a true reflection of your skills and experience, and give a strong idea behind your reasons for applying for a specific role. We want to hear from applicants who have taken the time to construct a clear, sharp and effective CV, with a well-rounded and insightful cover letter. The one-size-fits all CV usually fits nothing!

Our job listings contain details about the specific experience, skills and education required for the role. If you take the time to identify those characteristics and then highlight them on your CV and in your cover letter, you will have the chance to present your potential in the best way possible.

Tell us about you

Have a concise answer prepared that focuses on your key skills, knowledge and experiences that are relevant to the position. Touch on personal skills and characteristics that translate into career strengths.

Learn about us

When applying for roles, it is important to make sure your CV and Cover Letter are a true reflection of your skills and experience, and give a strong idea behind your reasons for applying for a specific role. We want to hear from applicants who have taken the time to construct a clear, sharp and effective CV, with a well-rounded and insightful cover letter. The one-size-fits all CV usually fits nothing!

Our job listings contain details about the specific experience, skills and education required for the role. If you take the time to identify those characteristics and then highlight them on your CV and in your cover letter, you will have the chance to present your potential in the best way possible.

Behavioural interview questions

We will have some behavioural questions for you that will help us understand the approach you took in prior situations. One method you could use to answer these questions is the STAR Methodology:

  • Situation or Task: Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You should describe a specific event or situation, and be sure to give enough detail for the interviewer to understand what occurred. This situation can be from a previous job, from a volunteer experience, or any other relevant event.
  • Action you took: Describe the action you took. Ensure you keep the focus on you – even if you are discussing a group project, describe what you personally delivered.
  • Results you achieved: How did the event end? What did you accomplish? What did you learn?

Questions to ask at the interview

The interview is a great opportunity to learn more about Goodman Fielder, the position, or even the people you will be working with. We recommend you take some time to think about what questions you may have for us so that you also get the most out of the interview.


Have a question regarding the Goodman Fielder interview process? We’re here to help! Read through the following answers to popular questions to ensure you’re set up for success.

How do I apply?

The best way to keep informed of our job opportunities is via our Careers website. We recommend you create a profile so you can apply for new roles with ease. You can also set up notifications to ensure you’re made aware of new roles that suit your experience.

Do you hire new graduates or interns?

Yes! Goodman Fielder has an Early Careers program that provides opportunities to talented early career professionals who will become our future leaders. We also partner with Career Seekers and Career Trackers to provide meaningful internship opportunities. For more information, see our Early Careers Program and Internships page.

Do you have flexible work arrangements available?

Flexible working enables employees to get their work done differently; balancing the business needs with the needs of the team and individuals. Goodman Fielder reviews flexibility on a case-by-case basis. Chat to your recruiter so that they can understand what’s important to you regarding flexibility and see what’s possible in the role you’ve applied for.

What if I need to relocate before I can start?

Apply for a job as you normally would, and get in touch with us so that we understand your situation. We may be able to discuss options regarding timing of your commencement depending on the role and business situation.

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