What you will do
NZDF's Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Branch procures ICT products and services of significant value from ICT vendors.
Effective management of these vendors is essential, and as the Senior Commercial Manager, reporting to the Business Services Manager, you will be the key connection point between NZDF and your assigned ICT vendors.
In this role you will need to build effective relationships with both NZDF stakeholders and our vendors to ensure that requirements and expectations are managed on both ends.
You will also act as the first escalation point for any issues relating to vendor governance and performance.
In addition you will :
As a senior member of a newly created team of commercial managers, you will take on the management of vendors of high value, risk, and / or complexity.
You will also coach and mentor more junior team members and actively support continued improvement and development of commercial management practices within CIS Branch.
Who we are
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-
being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We enable the interaction between our people, our partners and the broader defence community, at home and abroad.
CIS Branch is totally unique, we are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.
We work locally and globally to provide solutions to military-specific challenges and to ensure Defence information can flow efficiently and securely between New Zealand and our Allies.
What we need
This role would be a good fit for you if you have several years' experience in the ICT industry including a solid background in commercial ICT management.
You'll also have :
Ideally you'll also have a qualification in a commercial discipline or equivalent experience. ITIL certification is an advantage.
You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas as required.
Please note : that we are currently working through our longer-term office location requirements in the broader Wellington area.
In the interim, you would need to be able to work from our current CIS offices across the Wellington and Hutt Valley region.
The full remuneration band for this position is $99,123 - $122,446 inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution, however, we expect to appoint around the midpoint, negotiable depending on experience.
Let's just say we're not your typical corporate IT department :
It's also the perfect time to join us. We are in the process of transforming our culture and the way we work so we truly understand our customers and partner with them strategically.
By joining us as we evolve to a modern, shared information and technology platform, you will be part of a culture that endears trust, empowers decision-making and respects people.
Come and be part of the change. What we do matters!
Also check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.
For further information, contact Allan Johnson on Allan.Johnson nzdf.mil.nz, quoting NZDF-1902026.
Applications close at 4 : 30pm on Sunday 3 March 2019.
Please note : Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.
The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows :
Higher level Security Clearance
and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.