Improvement Manager, Lower North Island, Operations Group, Wellington

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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/4060I
  • Job Title: Improvement Manager, Lower North Island, Operations Group, Wellington
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Do you have a background in business improvement, outstanding people skills and get excited about achieving results through working with others to develop innovative ideas?  Read on!


 He angitūtanga: About the Role

As the Improvement Manager, you will turn your talents to continuous improvement to lift efficiency and effectiveness.  You will be part of a network of nine Improvement Managers across the country to support a wider strategic context for continuous improvement within the Region and across other Regions. Your experience in business improvement and developing best practice, along with your leadership and people skills, will enable you to work with a range of teams to support the Director, Operations in growing and improving the Lower North Island Region conservation initiatives. You will be working across 6 districts seeking to achieve results by coordinating and collaborating with others, recognising the value they can add. This is an exciting role where you have an opportunity to significantly contribute to growing conservation.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be a strategic thinker with the initiative and self-sufficiently to take a task and run with it. You will be the right-hand person to support our busy operations director achieve key organisational objectives for their region. We need someone who is proactive by nature with the ability to ask the right questions and liaise with the right people to deliver results. You will be an active team member with no direct reports; however, we do require the successful applicant to think and operate at leadership level.



  • Considerable experience in business improvement, quality assurance, developing and sharing best practice
  • Excellent leadership, coaching ability and people skills
  • A drive for achieving results through collaboration and coordination
  • A talent for continuous improvement and developing innovative ideas
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • A passion to inspire and deliver more conservation in New Zealand.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. DOC is the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country.

As DOC has a strong focus on Health and Safety, this role will also be responsible for leading a safety-first culture across all work sites.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 15 March 2020.

For any enquiry, please contact Morgan Alexander at

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.