Driftwood Group

Operations Manager – Fish Oil | Aquaculture | Manufacturing

Blow away those Fisherman’s Blues here – in a sparkling bay in the Southern Hemisphere managing Fish Oil operations for a major producer!

  • Relocation for the right candidate; New Zealand based

  • Major facility; Provide oversight of all operations

  • Comprehensive package and benefits, not to mention that sea breeze…

I wish I was a fisherman, tumblin’ on the seas 
Far away from dry land and it’s bitter memories
Castin’ out my sweet line with abandonment and love 
No ceiling bearin’ down on me save the starry sky above

With light in my head…

Imagine if you got all that and didn’t even have to catch a fish?

What if you could just wait and the fish would come to you…?

Well, at this specialised facility, that’s exactly what will happen.

Boasting one of the largest fish oil processing plants in the Southern Hemisphere, and expanding outwards from there, this major manufacturer is gearing up to be a world-beating producer of fish oil products. That’s a near $3 billion market (by 2020), just waiting for you to sign up…

Managing operations from aquaculture inputs through to end-stage processing, this is a comprehensive role (with comprehensive package on offer, plus relocation) – the buck stops with you…with one step to the Board and CEO.


  • Full operational oversight for facility
  • Health & Safety management
  • Product manufacture, processing, engineering, scaling, and development
  • Control development plans with leadership team
  • Build and enhance collaborative and cross-functional culture across the group
  • Reporting, leadership, mentoring and operational quality management

As a key Leadership team member, you’ll need Chemical Engineering prowess, and expansive knowledge of chemical/oil processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or fish oil in particular.

If you’ve worked across a traditional fuel oil refining process and are looking for a SEAchange, then why not apply? Maybe fishing is a good next step, or maybe you’re just fishing for something new to do!

New Zealand based and exporting globally, this is a significant role with a major market participant. Surrounded by pristine waters, with abundant supply, and world-dominating plans, everything is in place for your career to expand exponentially.

The only question remains…can you see yourself relocating to one of the world’s great marine environments, a stones’ throw from major wine regions and international airport connections. Clean air, salty hair, and a shanty or two to boot!

If you’ve always wished you were a fisherman (or woman!) then get set for your next adventure here.

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Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly

Alex is a Director at Driftwood Group | Occasional Recruiter | Amateur Wordsmith | Career Interventionist