Everyone on our team is working towards the same thing – bringing the sector together to help farmers build more profitable, sustainable and resilient businesses. That’s because a strong dairy sector means a strong New Zealand. Here’s why you should be part of that story.

Make a difference

Together with our farmers, help us drive positive progress for the sector and country we love. Our credible work supports a sustainable future for farmers, the environment and communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Bring the whole you 

We put people at the heart of what we do. We welcome all that you are and support your wellbeing, so you thrive personally and professionally.

Join a vibrant culture

Be part of a team that truly believes in our values. We have the courage to take bold action and the curiosity to drive innovation. Our credibility shines in our evidence-based work and our connectedness builds meaningful, collaborative relationships.

Empowering you

We succeed when you do, which is why we champion the development and growth of our people. We empower you to do and be at your best through learning opportunities and great benefits.



Choose from a suite of flexible working options to support your productivity while balancing your work and personal responsibilities.

There is so much experience and knowledge available here. If you want to build your technical skills (in whatever field), we have people that are subject matter experts and are willing to share their knowledge.

Brigitte Meier

Regional Leader (Waikato)

Growth opportunities

We’re a learning organisation that champions the development and growth of our people at all stages of their careers. Our leadership programmes, dedicated upskilling courses and individualised options mean that everyone can reach their full potential personally and professionally.

Giving back

Our connections with our rural communities mean you’ll also get the chance to volunteer for a cause that benefits the people in our local regions.

Wellbeing programmes

You’ll be well supported to take care of your physical and mental health through a variety of initiatives and benefits, like the opportunity to buy an extra week of leave every year, free Personal Accident & Sickness Insurance, discounted rates on medical insurance from Southern Cross.

I feel lucky to be involved with a wide variety of projects and solutions. It’s great to be part of a professional team that focuses on progressing a positive future for such an important sector in New Zealand.

Brett Glensor

Digital Delivery Lead

Support for new parents

We offer paid partners’ leave for non-primary caregivers of new babies and help make returning to work a little easier for primary caregivers with a back to work bonus.

We are forever learning. Our research ensures farmers have credible options available when they need them, how they need them.

Roshean Woods

Senior Scientist

Loyalty leave

We celebrate significant work anniversaries with loyalty leave or a one-off ‘recognition day’ to celebrate their time with DairyNZ.

Our values drive us to get the best outcome for our people and our farmers.

Renee Bucholtz,

People & Culture Team Manager