Career story with Wattie’s

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I am currently Group Marketing Manager - Frozen & Seasonal. This includes products such as Wattie’s Hawke’s Bay peaches, and Wattie’s frozen baby peas.

March 2014 – Group Marketing Manager – Frozen & Seasonal

May 2012 - Marketing Manager - Chilled

December 2010 - Senior Product Manager – Chilled

October 2009 - Product Manager - Chilled

What motivated you to join Wattie’s when you started?

I see Wattie’s as having the best of both worlds – iconic local brands as well as access to a global network of world class resources.

The things you enjoy most about your role?

The best part is visiting the supermarket and seeing all our fantastic products on the shelf.

Why you’d recommend Wattie’s as a place to work?

The people are great, there is a real positive culture, and there is always a new challenge.

Career highlight, what you’re most proud of, favourite Wattie’s memory?

I am most proud of all the new product launches I have been a part of – Mediterranean Layered Dips would be my favourite, they taste great, look great, and have far exceeded our original expectations.

What motivates you outside of work? Who inspires you?

I take inspiration from so many places it’s hard to say - I am always motivated by the opportunity to learn something new.

What do you like to do most in your spare time?

I like to get outdoors and get active, one of my favourite things is playing soccer with my son.

What’s your favourite Wattie’s product and why?

My favourite Wattie’s product would have to be Wattie’s Baked Beans, because they are a great source of energy, and still taste just as great as they did when I was growing up.

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