Investigator/Senior Investigator, Mergersat Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
4d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand's competition, fair trading, consumer credit and economic regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Mergers team as an Investigator or Senior Investigator. This is a full-time, permanent position in the Competition Branch and based in either of our Wellington or Auckland offices.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced investigator, case handler, lawyer, economist or someone with similar skills or experience to join our high performing team.

Sitting within the Competition Branch, the Mergers team carries out a critical function for the Commission under the Commerce Act, investigating mergers and acquisitions to ensure that competition in New Zealand markets is protected.

You will learn daily about how New Zealand industries operate and interact with people across diverse areas of the economy - all while making a difference for everyday New Zealanders.

The work is variable, interesting, and rewards an inquisitive mind.

Key aspects of this role include :

  • applying competition law and economics concepts to real world situations
  • working in / leading teams of investigators, lawyers and economists
  • gathering, researching, and analysing complex information
  • presenting evidence and information verbally and in writing to decision-makers
  • working with internal and external stakeholders, including managers, commissioners, and the business community; and
  • working simultaneously across multiple projects.
  • What you will have

    We are looking for someone who possesses :

  • a demonstrated interest in, and good grasp of, competition law and economics
  • strong analytical skills
  • strong organisational and time management skills
  • strong communication skills
  • the ability to quickly understand and synthesize complex information
  • the ability to work individually and in a team.
  • A degree in law and / or economics, or experience working in competition law or economics, would be an advantage.

    What we offer

    We value our friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting work and share a vision of making New Zealanders better off.

    We proactively support development through on-the-job learning, conferences and seminars, workshops and training courses, secondments - both national and international, and study opportunities.

    We value work / life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland.

    We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

    Read more about these roles in the position descriptions : / .

    Apply now

    If you want to contribute to our vision to make New Zealanders better off, please apply now by emailing your CV and cover letter through to

    For any queries contact Liz Martin on 04 924 3625.

    Closing date for applications Sunday, 25 July 2021.

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