Inventory Team Leader

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    4 weeks ago
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 25-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1447612
  • Job Title: Inventory Team Leader
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) 

  • Are you up for a new challenge?
  • Are you looking for high-profile and fast-paced working environment where you can lead a dynamic and highly committed team of people?
  • Join MPI’s Climate Change On-farm Pricing and Inventory Policy team and help tackle one of the most urgent, important & challenging issues facing humanity.

Kōrero mō te tūrangaAbout the role

As an experienced Team Leader, you bring:

  • Experience leading small teams to deliver projects
  • Experience in managing relationships and consultation with a variety of external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of strategic and business planning processes.
  • Experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impact.
  • Experience in developing advice to a range of audiences, including Senior Management, Ministers, and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering, presenting and managing data and turning into information
  • Experience within government or related organisations including experience with government policy and regulatory processes
  • Appreciation of the Ministry’s business environment, its strategic priorities, strengths and weaknesses
  • Knowledge of the forestry, agriculture industry and climate change science
  • Sound understanding of primary sector structure and operating context
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in quantitative analysis or in a strongly similar working environment

If you want a career where you help to grow New Zealand in a very real way, then this is it.

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

Climate change is a global issue that will affect all countries. New Zealand’s economy relies on our environment and the primary production it supports. Emissions from the agricultural sector make up nearly half of the total emissions from New Zealand.

The role involves leading a high-profile programme and its team to focus on building New Zealand’s climate change evidence base for primary industries. This evidence base also supports the primary sector and rural communities to improve resilience by enhancing farming knowledge and enabling effective farmer support.

You will be leading the ‘Inventory’ team that is responsible for providing advice, reporting, projections and research on New Zealand’s agriculture and forestry greenhouse gas sector. The team produces the annual agriculture Inventory, projections towards our targets, and undertakes an annual research improvement programme. The team also plays an important role in supporting the Global Research Alliance, the UNFCCC review programme, and cross agency agriculture and forestry work programmes.

The team undertakes exciting and interesting projects that make a difference. This is a fascinating and highly topical area to be working in, one that is a priority for governments all over the world, particularly ours.

We are a warm and collaborative team, who work hard to achieve the best outcomes for New Zealand. The Inventory team sits within the Climate Change On-farm Pricing and Inventory Policy team in the Policy and Trade Branch of MPI. 

Mō te Manatū Ahu MatuaAbout MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply

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

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop. 

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” 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. 

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application. 

Applications close: 

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.

Applications close: 10th March 2020

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.