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Leon Head


Key Account Executive


Degree: Marketing, International Business,Commercial Law at Victoria University

Prior to joining the Fonterra graduate programme I studied Marketing, International Business, and Commercial Law at Victoria University in Wellington.

While studying I also was also introduced to the banking industry, with a part-time job at ANZ Bank.

In my current role with Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd, I am Key Account Executive for Foodstuffs Wellington (Pak and Save, New World and Four Square) with our office located on Lambton Quay in Wellington. Our region stretches as far north as Hawke's Bay, and cuts through Ohakune across to Taranaki and down to Wellington.

The Account Executive role involves managing inventory levels through the Foodstuffs warehouse, while maintaining high customer satisfaction, and providing support to the Key Account Manager with forecasting, and strategic planning.

The Fonterra graduate programme appealed to me firstly because of Fonterra's presence on an international stage whilst maintaining its origins as a New Zealand owned and operated company. This reputation and the growth that Fonterra has been experiencing both domestically and internationally meant that the experiences and opportunities thatwould come from working for Fonterra presented many benefits and challenges.

This will hopefully aid me to develop new skills and a thorough understanding of the FMCG industry and to embrace with open arms any opportunities that come my way, with the hope that I can help Fonterra become a more profitable, sustainable company.

My interests include; playing rugby for the Poneke Football Club in the Wellington club competition, enjoying the Wellington entertainment and social scene, getting the great jobs that being the new person in the office entails and now that I can afford it,hopefully a few rounds of golf, and getting away for a bit of R & R.

Fonterra Brands is a fantastic organisation to work for, with great people, great products and an unbeatable culture, and each day brings with it new and exciting challenges, that I count myself lucky to be able to experience.