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People Experience Lead

Date: 30-Aug-2022

Location: Mount Maunganui, NZ

Company: Zespri Group Limited

About Zespri


Zespri is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit with over 800  people in New Zealand and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We  help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We sit at the heart of an interconnected industry working with 2,800 growers in New Zealand and 1,500 growers in Italy, France, Greece, South Korea and Japan. We supply the world’s healthiest little superfruits to people in more than 50 countries. We are fruit on a mission.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We commit to guardianship; putting people, the community, and the environment first. We are results-driven, challenging ourselves to grow and deliver better value. We cultivate personal connections, listening and acting with empathy and humility – and treating each other better for it.

We are growing quickly, driven by our success in engaging more and more consumers and by offering the world’s best kiwifruit 12 months of the year. We have bold ambitions and aim to grow sales from approximately $3 billion in 2018 to $4.5 billion by 2025.

To achieve our goals, we’re empowering our people to achieve their goals, designing our work for wellbeing, through flexible work practices and self-leadership.

We have bold ambitions for the future and we want all of our people to live and perform at their best.


About The Role


People Experience Lead


Reporting to the Head of People Experience, you will be responsible for making an active contribution to making Zespri a winning organisation and a great place to work. You will help to empower our people and culture to flourish through meaningful, personalised and seamless experiences, energizing Zespri to fulfil its purpose. 

People Experience at Zespri means new horizons, the ability to think holistically about what our people experience, how we contribute to their growth and development and how we make it possible for them to be their best every day.  

While not wishing to restrict this role to traditional ‘functional’ HR paradigms, you will consider how our key ‘moments that matter’ Leadership, Engagement, Talent Management, Learning, Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Recognition and Wellbeing come together to empower our people to flourish. You will create meaningful experiences where our people have a true sense of belonging. These experiences will be developed with people at the heart, creating choice, where our people are truly empowered. Our 2030 strategy will be at the core, ensuring we are future fit and ultimately Zespri is an irresistible employer of choice for the best talent. 





Deliver on our People Strategy and People Experience plan by:


  • Understanding our current culture, where we want to be, and what we need to do to get there. 
  • Supporting initiatives to drive a highly engaged organisation, to achieve our purpose. 
  • Activating our culture through leadership initiatives in conjunction with our Learning and Development team. 
  • Facilitation of key capability programs to support our people to continue to develop. 
  • Empowering our People Leaders to succeed through continuous performance and goals with their teams. 
  • Working collaboratively with our Talent Acquisition team to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best people.
  • Understanding what diversity, equity and inclusion means to us as a Global organisation, where we want to be and how to get there. 
  • Reporting on Zespri’s Employee Experience activities so they can be clearly and objectively measured, accessible to key stakeholders and evaluated to identify improvements.
  • Being open and willing to other accountabilities as required or assigned from time to time aligned to competence, development plan and/or business needs.


Qualifications & Experience


  • A Bachelor qualification in Human Resources or Business is highly desirable. 
  • Experience and/or qualification in Coaching is highly desirable. 
  • Sound knowledge and expertise of People Experience/OD related discipline and functions.  
  • Understands how to design solutions to create simple, yet meaningful, end-user experiences.
  • Process driven, with the ability to simplify processes, so that programs, and implementations are crisp and efficient. 
  • Adaptable and able to keep pace with the radically changing nature of work, with a future focus and understands new organisational, technological, and societal paradigms. 
  • Ability to work adeptly with a multigenerational and inclusive workforce providing different approaches to workforce management, workplace flexibility, and work environment design.



What's In It For You?


  • Competitive overall remuneration package, including a Short-Term Incentive scheme opportunity.
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos.
  • Additional paid annual leave day per year (Zespri Day).
  • Additional paid volunteer day to volunteer within your community (Volunteer Time).
  • Global Life and Permanent Disability Insurance.
  • Group Medical Insurance benefits.



Applications should be submitted by Sunday 02 October 2022.






Zespri will not accept applications or contact from any temporary staffing agency, placement service or professional recruiter for this vacancy (“Agency”).


Where Zespri requires the support of an agency to fulfil a vacancy, we will proactively seek this support from our network of Agencies.  We respectfully ask that you do not contact Zespri or any of its affiliates/employees regarding vacancies, and reserve the right not to reply.


Zespri will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments related to such unsolicited resumes.