We are always looking for people who can contribute to our success as a leader in the global salmon industry.

Our people are skilled and dedicated to excellence; they are the reason New Zealand King Salmon is an internationally respected seafood enterprise.

Our Divisions:

As a vertically integrated company, we need people with diverse backgrounds and skills to work in our various divisions, from our hatcheries through to the final dispatch to market. We have four main divisions with a variety of roles.


This division includes: five operational sea farm sites in Marlborough’s Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sounds, three hatcheries, located in Takaka (Golden Bay), Waiau (Canterbury) and Tentburn (Canterbury), and an Aquaculture office in Picton.  Aquaculture is split into Freshwater and Seawater Operations, with the Seawater Operations including: Harvest and Field teams, Regional Site teams, Fish Performance and Engineering. Almost a third of our staff are employed in the Aquaculture division.

Processing and Logistics

This division includes two HACCP approved, purpose built processing facilities in Nelson involved in the primary and value added processing of our salmon products.  The Processing and Logistics division also includes Production Planning, Engineering, Procurement, Quality and Compliance, Logistics, Coldstore and Pick n Pack/Dispatch teams. Over half of our staff are employed in this division.

Sales and Marketing

Our Sales and Marketing teams are grouped by market and by channel: Foodservice and Retail. International Sales and Marketing is managed from our head office in Nelson, while New Zealand Sales and Marketing is managed from our Auckland office. We also have various Sales Representative arrangements in markets around the world. Our Product Development team is based in Nelson and coordinate their activity between the Sales and Marketing and Processing divisions. Our Customer Services team are also based in Nelson.

Corporate Services

Based in our head office in Nelson, the Corporate Services division is responsible for the Finance, Human Resources and ICT functions.


Our People:

At New Zealand King Salmon, we invest in our employees. We offer ongoing training and career development as well as succession planning and internal promotion. We offer a range of employee benefits including staff sales and medical insurance.

We are always looking for passionate and talented people to solve problems, improve processes, and help us fulfill our vision of inspiring the world to experience superb King salmon dining.

If you would like to register your interest for employment please fill out the form below and send the completed form, along with a copy of your CV explaining your field of interest, to contact@kingsalmon.co.nz or post to us at PO Box 1180, Nelson 7040.

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The NZ King Salmon Co Ltd is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace and has a pre-employment, post incident and reasonable cause drug testing programme in place.