Manager, Emerging Risk System (Food)at Ministry for Primary Industries
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
4d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the Role

The work we do as New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS), and through our leadership of the wider food safety system, strongly contributes to our country's public health, economic, and wellbeing outcomes.

Historic and recent food incident responses and new and emerging food safety risks have highlighted the increase of risks and threats to the food safety system which continue to evolve in complexity, incidence, and severity.

The Emerging Risk System (Food) team has been established to strengthen NZFS risk management systems to improve and enable evidence based decision making around managing risks and preparedness planning.

This is a unique and exciting brand-new opportunity for a people leader who will lead a team of advisers responsible for the development and implementation of a system for identifying and responding to new and emerging food safety hazard and risks.

You and your team will :

  • Develop and implement a robust emerging food safety risk system to identify new and emerging food safety hazards and risks.
  • Support the New Zealand Food Safety Leadership Team to be aware of specific emerging hazards and risks with sufficient time to act early to manage or mitigate the risks.
  • Provide high quality advice and insights to inform the New Zealand Food Safety Leadership Team thinking on Food Safety hazards and risks, ensuring the New Zealand Food Safety Leadership Team is aware of the broad food safety risk picture
  • Develop strategic partnerships for information sharing with partners and stakeholders and establish interoperable systems and processes with all of government agencies and partners while keeping pace with the changing environment and advancing technologies.
  • Mōu - About You

    To be successful in this role you will :

  • Have a tertiary qualification or similar experience, preferably in a relevant field such as strategic foresight, food science, or risk identification, assessment, or management
  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of risk management systems and frameworks
  • Significant experience in leading strategic foresight, risk assessment, risk analysis, risk prioritisation or risk management and experience in gathering, presenting and managing scientific information to a range of different audiences, both technical and non-technical
  • Experience working collaboratively across organisations and with people with different skills and experience from their own
  • Significant experience working with Senior Managers and Chief Executives
  • Experience in people management and development. Demonstrated ability to find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, represent his / her own interests and yet be fair to other groups, solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise, gain trust easily and support peers and encourage collaboration.
  • Ahurea - Culture

    We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all.

    We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.

    MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

    To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click

    Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks

    Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last ten ( 10) years , OR
  • is a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years : either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA;
  • 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.

  • click to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility tool.
  • If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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