ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


In-House Legal Counsel - Vitaco - Auckland

In-House Legal Counsel

Our Story

Vitaco is a leading Australasian manufacturer and distributor of an outstanding collection of health food and sports nutrition and supplements brands. Our four core brands , Musashi, Healtheries, Nutra-Life and Aussie Bodies s have been helping people live healthier lives in New Zealand, Australia and over 30 countries worldwide for over 100 years. From our best-in-class manufacturing capabilities to our dedicated customer service team, Vitaco employs over 500 team members in New Zealand and Australia, dedicated to providing the highest quality products for consumers of all ages and types around the world.


Your Opportunity

Vitaco is an exciting and fast-paced company where no two days are the same! We have a rare opportunity for a talented lawyer to join our fun, high performing in-house team in this key business partnering role. Reporting to the General Counsel you will be responsible for reviewing and drafting a wide range of commercial contracts and arrangements, managing the IP compliance program and providing support and advice on legal issues within the business.

You will provide constructive advice on a broad range of commercial legal issues including intellectual property, privacy, distributor agreements, customer terms, and supplier agreements. This role mitigates commercial risk including financial liability and reputational risk for Vitaco. A high level of legal knowledge and expertise will be required in tandem with commercial acumen.

Ideally, we are seeking a lawyer with 4 to 6 years Post Qualification Experience and ANZ/International exposure is an advantage. Preferably you will have exposure to a broad range of legal issues, commercial and corporate law, as well as litigation, with sound analytical, contract drafting, and negotiation skills. You will be approachable and resourceful, demonstrate sound judgement and initiative, and be able to confidently engage and partner with various areas of the business and external partners. You will display a high level of professionalism and integrity.

Outstanding communication, business partnering skills, and the ability to be influential and results-focused are vitally important in this role. We are looking for someone who can think outside the box and is capable of bringing clarity in our business’ approach to the law.


Why is this the next great opportunity for you?

This position is very important to delivering our mission to empower healthier lives, offering challenge and the opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth and success of Vitaco. We believe diversity in our business is an asset that impacts the way we think and the way we work together. We are committed to an inclusive workplace that respects all cultures, different ways of thinking, and supports our people to perform at their best and develop to their full potential.


What can you expect in return?

• Competitive salary

• Flexible working arrangements and work-life harmony

• Great discounts on our products

• Access to discounted health insurance

• Subsidised onsite cafe

• A day off on your birthday

• Wellness initiatives

• Access to naturopathic advice from our in-house experts

• A fun and supportive work environment and the list goes on


Applications will be considered before the closing date of 8 Dec 2023. Apply online at, including a cover letter and CV.

Agencies please note: this recruitment assignment is being managed directly by Vitaco’s recruitment team. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners should we require additional talent options. Your respect for this process is appreciated.