Manager Sector Strategy
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
4d ago

Job Description

Manager, Sector Strategy, Primary Sector Futures, Policy & Trade

  • Are you keen to help New Zealand adapt to the future of farming?
  • Are you looking to apply your leadership skills to lead a team that looks to the future and shapes strategy for the primary sector in collaboration with industry?
  • We are looking for a talented manager with strong strategic policy abilities, a focus on delivery, and sense of political landscape.
  • Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

  • Your team is responsible for providing policy advice to the Ministry's Senior Leadership Team, the Minister of Agriculture and other relevant Ministers on the strategic opportunities and risks to the primary sector as New Zealand transitions to a low emissions, high-value and productive economy based on sustainable land-use.
  • Your team will design strategic frameworks and collate, assess and communicate insights that can inform New Zealand's response to opportunities and risks, and ensure the primary industries adapt in ways that are productive, sustainable and inclusive.
  • You will provide support and input on work across the Policy and Trade branch and other parts of MPI and externally engage with iwi and stakeholders, including industry representatives.
  • You will be working with a diverse range of stakeholders, sometimes in pressure situations, meaning your communication and negotiation skills will be second to none.

  • Above all you will be an approachable leader who can quickly establish rapport with your team. You will also be a member of a dynamic leadership team that takes pride in its people and the results they deliver together.
  • Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

    The Primary Sectors Future Directorate brings together work on the future vision for the primary sector with some of the key levers to influence system change to get there.

    The Team has an important role supporting the implementation of Fit for a better world accelerating our economic potential a roadmap to accelerate the potential of the primary sector over the next 10 years.

    The primary sector was already on a path to transformation, prior to COVID-19. The impact of the pandemic on New Zealand's other main export earning sectors has placed greater emphasis on the primary sector to support New Zealand's economic recovery.

    The roadmap brings together transformational opportunities to speed the transition of the primary sector towards a more productive, sustainable and inclusive future.

    Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is focused on ensuring New Zealand is the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.

    To achieve this, we're working to promote an adaptive and environmentally responsible primary sector, grow prosperity through insight and innovation, and continuously increase our capability to protect New Zealand from biological risks.

    The Policy & Trade Branch provides strategic thinking, policy advice and analysis, negotiates market access arrangements and oversees international government-to-government relationships, to maximise export opportunities across New Zealand's primary sector and inform decisions.

    Find out more about policy at MPI - visit our policy live site

    Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga? Who are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in managing and developing staff
  • Excellent understanding of the machinery of government, including experience within government or related organisations including experience with government policy and regulatory processes
  • Expertise in providing policy advice to Senior Management Teams and Ministers
  • Skilled stakeholder engagement and ability to relate with a wide range of people
  • Experience in managing administration, finances, personnel, planning and other basic functions
  • Experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impact
  • Appreciation of the Ministry's business environment, its strategic priorities, strengths and weaknesses
  • Proven experience in developing and delivering strategies and plans involving groups with multiple, and at times competing, interests
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