What you will do
The Army Soldier Systems Manager is required to provide a systems management approach to the Army’s Soldier Systems capability. This involves liaison across organisations to ensure coherence between component parts of the system, so the capability is fully able to achieve its purpose.
This includes being involved in:
As part of a Logistics organisation, you’ll work with a wide collection of stakeholders to ensure the needs of Army for soldier-borne systems (from clothing, to protective wearables, to soldier-carried equipment) are defined, met and integrated successfully.
You’ll also ensure that the needs of the Army for through-life management (management of reliability, availability and maintenance; management of configuration and incremental capability refresh) of its clothing and equipment are being met.
What we need
Your in-depth knowledge and understanding of logistics, capability development, acquisition and finance, as well as a strong working knowledge of the NZDF.
You’ll be familiar with Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and through life management, confident with working with a wide variety of stakeholders across Defence to gather information and will have excellent decision-making and communication skills.
Our ideal candidate would have experience in Supply Chain Management and would be familiar with the current in-service NZ Army Soldier Systems, with an appreciation of their importance in the field gained through deploying operationally in the past. You would be capable of physically deploying to NZ and overseas locations in the future as part of an assessment or evaluation team.
Who we are
The Defence Logistics Command (Land) (DLC(L)) mission is to manage assigned material and integrate Land Logistic systems in order to ensure world class logistic and combat service support that delivers today and is shaped for tomorrow’s Land and Joint Force operations.
DLC supports the NZDF by providing logistics (maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and most supply chain and warehousing operations (SCWO)) and shared services to the single Services and HQ Joint Forces NZ.
DLC provides logistics policy and advice internally to the NZDF and externally to NZDF’s stakeholders on an All of Government (AoG) basis. DLC is responsible for multi-national logistics policy and implementation through a series of bi-lateral and multilateral agreements and forums.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing 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.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
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 Joshua Lively on 021 921 649.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close on Tuesday 24 March 2020.
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
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.