Continuous Improvement Lead

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/2003026
  • Job Title: Continuous Improvement Lead
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What you will do
The Continuous Improvement Lead is responsible for undertaking research and analysis to identify and improve DEMO organisational outcomes, aligning closely with the risk management and quality assurance functions and investment portfolio projects. As the subject matter expert for Continuous Improvement (CI), the role is responsible for developing and managing the DEMO CI work programme and leading the development of CI capability within DEMO.
What we need
Your skills and expertise with leading, managing and successfully implementing challenging and complex projects, and project management, as well as skills in risk management and quality assurance.
You’ll have familiarity with change management, excellent relationship management and strategic planning skills. 

In order to be successful in this role you’ll:

  • Act as the CI Subject Matter Expert;
  • Develop and maintain the DEMO CI Framework and strategy;
  • Develop and maintain the ongoing CI work programme, working closely with all DEMO subject matter leads and managers;
  • Lead the development and promotion of a CI culture across DEMO;
  • Lead key DEMO CI initiatives and reviews;
  • Keep current with CI industry trends and developments and assesses their potential for application within DEMO.

In addition, you’ll hold a qualification in Business, Management or a Financial discipline, as well as a current PRINCE2 qualification and Lean Six Sigma experience.

Who we are
The NZDF Equipment Management Organisation (EM Org) will provide a single point of accountability for the through-life management of specified equipment across the Land, Air and Maritime environments thereby ensuring that all equipment receives consistent strategic logistic support whilst in service in NZDF.
This organisation will be accountable for the day to day delivery of through life Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and management of equipment enabling NZDF to meet its business and operational objectives to the appropriate standards.
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. 
Why Us
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:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

 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 Julia Rothman on (04) 560 6836.
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 Monday 23 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

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 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.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.