Manager Diagnostics and Surveillance Systems
NZ Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, Wellington, NZ
3d ago

Role type : Permanent - Full TimeLocation : Wellington Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the RoleWe are looking for an experienced senior leader to develop and deliver our biosecurity surveillance and diagnostic services technology roadmap.

The role will include responsibility for ensuring the directorate leadership team maintains a strategic focus and develops an awareness of innovative technologies which could improve operational efficiencies.

This is a unique and varied role with four distinct areas of responsibility :

  • Management of surveillance and diagnostic technology systems, including the delivery of continuous improvement priorities.
  • Engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, within the directorate, across Biosecurity New Zealand and MPI to interfacing with New Zealand's science community.
  • Interacting with MPI's Business Technology & Information Services to enable and deliver fit-for-purpose technology solutions.
  • Supporting governance arrangements for strategic priorities by providing advice and guidance on technology workstreams.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark.The salary range for the role is B : $128,247 to $173,511 which depends on capabilities, skills and experience Mōu - About YouWith a track record of strategic leadership and management of technology systems, you will be a strong leader with the ability to deliver whilst having a clear vision for current and future priorities.

    This role will suit someone who thrives on working with others to drive work forward. Pivotal to your success will be your :

  • Proven experience in developing and improving information systems and business processes by motivating and leading multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability and track record to see the big picture', identify opportunities and find solutions to challenges and pressures
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impacts.
  • Understanding of government processes. Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPIThe Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.
  • MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

    Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We are a team of experts with massive breadth of experience, offering opportunities to break out of our comfort zone and embrace intellectual and complex challengesTo learn more about MPI you can click here - https : / / www.

    mpi.govt.nz / about-us / our-structure / Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the TeamThe surveillance and diagnostics work we do is to detect and identify pests and diseases that impact primary production and environment.

    We also support trade by providing proof of absence of pests and diseases. Our scientific and veterinary expertise support biosecurity decision making processes for regulatory settings, responses, and organism management functions.

    Ahurea - CultureWe encourage a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive workplace where difference is championed and we're an employer of choice because of it.

    We recruit, grow, and retain talented, engaged, and motivated employees who actively contribute towards an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued.

    To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua : - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses / frames
  • Flexible working (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible) See the benefits of working at MPI Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checksLow level Security Clearance
  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years : either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA);
  • and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
  • To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below.

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to ApplyTo view the position description and / or apply for the role please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB or visit the MPI Careers Site.

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

    The closing date is Wednesday 29 June 2022.If you have any questions about the role, please email Conrad Cheung at conrad.

    cheung mpi.govt.nz The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity.

    Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally.

    We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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