Manager Animal Health and Exports

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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 11-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1503237
  • Job Title: Manager Animal Health and Exports
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Manager Animal Health and Exports – Animal Health and Welfare Directorate

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Animal Health and Welfare Directorate is looking for a highly capable people leader to hold a significant high profile portfolio in animal health and exports for the Ministry of Primary Industries.

This new position, reporting directly to the Director Animal Health and Welfare, will have the responsibility for facilitating the export of live animals and germplasm and help develop the standards to enable this to happen. Livestock export is a challenging and dynamic area so you’ll need to be comfortable with fluid environments and managing people in them.

You’ll also have responsibility for developing a new animal health team that provides trusted veterinary and scientific advice focused on domestic animal health for the veterinary and primary animal production sectors.

At a system and strategic level, this is an exciting and dynamic leadership role with operational, regulatory and technical challenge and you will play a key central role in improving integration and alignment of the animal health and welfare systems in NZ. Managing technical people to deliver practical outcomes will be a proven strength.

This is a permanent full time position based in Wellington, the remuneration for this role will be paid commensurate to the experience and skill set of the successful candidate, with an indicative salary range of $150,287 – $176,809.

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako - Skills and Experience

You’ll hold a veterinary qualification (registerable in NZ) or tertiary biological science qualification, and will have experience at Senior Management level with a track record of successful strategic leadership.

Up-to-date knowledge of current trends in the international and domestic animal health regulatory environments, with a demonstrated background as a leader;  you will understand how to lead, motivate and develop technical staff, and your ability to see the big picture while remaining flexible and adaptable to political pressures will underpin your success in this role.

Mō tō mātou rōpū– About our Team

The Animal Health and Welfare Directorate plays a significant and vital role in both animal health and welfare systems domestically and internationally. Situated in a growing farmer-facing Agriculture and Investment Services Business Unit within MPI, it is undergoing a period of significant growth. 

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About 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 find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

To see the benefits of working at MPI, 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.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

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.

Applications close: Monday 25 January 2021.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Ruth Greening Senior Recruitment Adviser on

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.