Careers at DB

Careers at DB

Brewing better people

When you join DB, you become a member of the global HEINEKEN family where you’re encouraged to be yourself, share your ideas, learn and grow as part of one of the largest beer and cider brewing companies in the world.  

We offer a wide range of jobs and career paths and we’re committed to supporting your growth whether it’s with us or one of HEINEKEN’s 70+ operating companies around the globe.   

Our team culture is reflected in our four company values which set out DB's expectations of you as an employee while also affirming our promise to you as an employer.  A big contributor to the DB culture, aside from our awesome people, is the commitment we make to supporting your physical, financial and mental wellbeing, which you’ll learn more about shortly.

Our current vacancies
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Our team

Being part of a business that spans 70 countries means you’ll work with a truly diverse team, learn from the collective experience of over 80,000 people around the globe and, if you want it, take the opportunity to advance your career internationally. In New Zealand, DB employs people across three breweries and a cidery based in Auckland, Paraparaumu, Nelson and Timaru.   

Quite a number of our team have worked in other HEINEKEN operating companies including Kiwis who wanted global exposure and expats who've chosen to make New Zealand their home. This mix of culture, experience and energy creates the ideal environment for ideas and innovation... that excites us because we believe diverse views make great brews!

To understand our business a little more, meet our management team and discover the range of teams and people who make up the rest of our business.

Discover our teams here
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Our culture

We have a welcoming and productive work culture which is supported by a number of programmes and initiatives we either lead or participate in that support our efforts as a responsible employer:

  • Our HEINEKEN Lifesaving Commitments that enable “safety always” in the workplace.
  • DV Free Tick accreditation and our domestic violence ‘first responders’ throughout the business for any employee experiencing harm.
  • Gender Tick accreditation that affirms our commitment to gender equity at DB.
  • Our active membership in Mind The Gap where we openly report on and address gender pay gaps where they exist.
  • Contribution to and support of the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry which aims to address pay disparity for Maori and Pasifika.
  • The DB STARS employee recognition programme that celebrates and rewards team members who excel in their jobs. 
  • Our focus on being a responsible member of our community by "Brewing a Better NZ".
  • Our learning and wellbeing portal contains free career and personal development resources and our recently refreshed Whole Me 3.0, wellbeing programme.  
  • Regular events hosted by our Management Team to bring us all together as a team.
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Our employee benefits

One of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to the financial, physical and mental wellbeing of our people is through the benefits we provide to all permanent employees:

  • Free Southern Cross Health Insurance.
  • Free life and income protection insurance.
  • 5% KiwiSaver employer contribution.
  • For roles that can be performed remotely, you're able to work from home up to two days each week.
  • Subsidised cafeterias at our production sites.
  • Free monthly allowance of beer, cider, RTDs and zero-alcohol products.
  • 20% DISCOUNT AT STAR VENUES: Enjoy 20% off your dining experience at any of our 60 Star Hospitality venues in the North Island.  For a list of venues visit: Venues ( Establishments Index (
  • Free car parking.
  • Enjoyment of Life leave: One extra day each year to do something that brings you joy
  • We'll "top up" your government-paid parental leave to your full-time salary for six months and you'll retain access to your insurance benefits and work mobile phone for the duration of your leave. You can find more details about our policy at The New Zealand Parental Leave Register.
  • We work with you to create a Personal Development Plan and a Personal Wellbeing Plan.
  • Free feminine hygiene products are provided at all our sites.
  • Access to some great wellbeing, learning and development tools including leadership programmes.
  • And a range of additional benefits including free counselling services, free digital wills, retail discounts, and more.

Recruitment agencies

We have preferred supplier agreements (PSA) in place with several local recruitment agencies who partner with our internal recruitment team when required.

We do not accept unsolicited candidates for our vacancies, including from our PSA partners.  Please be aware that unsolicited candidates may be viewed as free referrals and that we are not bound by your terms of business in these instances.  

If you'd like to be considered for preferred supplier status, please email with an overview of your business and your areas of expertise.  We review our PSA every few years and may contact you prior to our next review.