Working Here

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We take care of our people because we believe they are the key to our success. We recognise the need to attract and retain great talent, continually supporting them in their professional and personal development.

Our divisions

From our freshwater facilities and sea farms right through to final dispatch and marketing, we need people with diverse backgrounds and skills to work in our six divisions.


This division includes HACCP-approved processing facilities in Nelson involved in the primary and value-added processing of our salmon products. The Processing division also includes Engineering and Quality & Compliance.

Lydia works as a Senior Lead in the processing facility; a role which involves supervising product on the processing line, instructing and guiding night shift staff, and monitoring quality control. 


With a dedicated fish welfare team, and an aquaculture support office in Picton, this division also includes sea farms in the Marlborough Sounds and three freshwater facilities throughout the South Island.

Kristin joined NZKS in 2009 at our Tentburn Hatchery in Canterbury. Since then she has held senior positions at all three of our freshwater sites and is now Hatchery Team Leader at our Waiau facility.   

Supply chain

Based in Nelson, this division includes Production Planning, Logistics and Dispatch teams, Procurement, Customer Services, ICT and Program Management.

Sam has been with NZKS since 2016 as Sales and Operations Planning Manager. In his spare time he is a Volunteer Firefighter for the local region, based mostly with the Richmond Brigade.    

Sales, marketing & New Product Development (NPD)

Our Sales, Marketing and NPD teams are grouped by market and by channel. Our Auckland office supports our domestic sales and retail marketing activity, and we have various international Sales Representative arrangements. Our corporate and foodservice marketing and NPD teams are mainly based in Nelson.

Jeremy has been with NZKS since 2015 first starting as our Territory Manager for the lower half of the South Island, he then ventured north in 2019 and is now our Auckland & North Territory Manager.   

Omega Innovations

A separate division established to utilise and add value to our remaining raw materials through brand and product development.

Julien started in the Aquaculture division as a net cleaning team leader in Picton before moving into his current role as Research and Development Manager for Omega Innovations.

Corporate service

Based in our Nelson head office, the Corporate Services division comprises of our Finance, Human Resource teams and administration support staff.

As Head of Health, Safety and Wellness, Cameron Johnston’s role is to assist operations to ensure that safe work control systems are created to produce expected results and prevent unexpected, high consequence events.

Staying safe at work

As a team, we work together to foster an environment we can all thrive in. That’s why we’ve built our approach to health, safety and wellness around four key principles.


Through ongoing training and good communication between every level of the business, our people are clear on their health, safety and wellness accountabilities.


We involve team members in our plans to improve our health, safety and wellness performance.


We actively recognise positive health, safety and wellness behaviours and challenge any team member who fails to set the highest personal standards of health and safety performance while continuing to improve equipment and infrastructure.

Systems & processes

We have systems and processes that manage risk in the workplace. We are committed to designing and engineering high-risk activities out of our business wherever possible.

The way we work

Our commitment to team members begins with developing an engaged team and a positive culture. We have a peer recognition programme that celebrates team members who demonstrate our company standards and positive safety behaviours. Winners of these monthly awards receive an extra days annual leave, whilst those who nominate receive a gift.

Be honest

Share the load

Value & respect

Communicate well

Additional annual leave, gift cards and charity donations granted to internal award winners

We invest in our people

We provide ongoing training and career development, in addition to a range of benefits including medical insurance and staff discounts.

Supporting our talent to grow

In order to support the next generation of our workforce, we offer various work placements and internships throughout our divisions. We partner with Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) to provide scholarships and work experience for aquaculture and hospitality & culinary students.
It’s a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a local business and we’re delighted that some of these graduates are now part of our team.

Our people

We are a diverse and multicultural team of people here at New Zealand King Salmon. And although we’re serious about what we do, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Want to join the team?

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. We offer a range of benefits including fair pay, training and development, staff discounts and medical insurance.

We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace and have a pre-employment, post-incident and reasonable cause drug testing programme in place.