Manager Planning & Business Support

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1429254
  • Job Title: Manager Planning & Business Support
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  • Summary:
  • Provide support services and performance reporting to enable operation of Te Uru Rākau
  • New management position leading newly established team
  • Refurbished offices close to the Railway Station

Leadership opportunity. Make the role your own and enable Te Uru Rākau, the organisation leading the Government’s renewed focus on forestry.


About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga

Much like the sector we support, Te Uru Rākau is growing and we have a new opportunity to join our team as Manager Planning & Business Support. In this highly visible role you will lead the business planning for the business as well as provide performance reporting and support services across Te Uru Rākau.  Your leadership of the team will be key to ensuring that Te Uru Rākau is connected, resourced and all heading in the same direction to achieve the government’s forestry goals and ultimately the sustainable low carbon future all New Zealander’s are striving to achieve.

You will lead a team that provides core services that support the smooth running of the business unit – Project Management to support delivery of business initiatives; general reception and Administrative Support to enable efficient delivery of our business activities; Event Management to support the delivery of internal and external events; and Planning & Reporting to optimise performance and service quality.  To help define our vision and direction and translate strategy into operational reality you will collaborate with the leadership team and connect across functional teams.  You will ensure Te Uru Rākau meets its reporting requirements internally to MPI’s senior leadership team and to central government, our Ministers and to the public.

Core responsibilities for the role: 

  • Manage all resources and outcomes within the function including – Health & Safety, recruitment, financial, planning, monitoring and measuring and reporting.
  • Develop and implement reporting processes for the business unit.
  • Initiate and maintain key linkages with MPI Corporate Services and Compliance & Governance business units.
  • Manage people and resources and ensure delivery to meet timelines.


About You│Mōu

Connecting strategy and operational success requires a strong and effective manager with high level stakeholder management and relationship building skills with the drive for results. 

To be successful in this role, you will also offer:

  • Experience operating as a manager in a government agency or large complex organisation
  • High level skill in business planning and the application of planning methodologies
  • Experience leading and managing a team
  • Proven risk management skills and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and problem solve
  • High level stakeholder management and relationship building across a broad range of stakeholders

Our environment is often changing and is high paced, to thrive you will be responsive, resilient and able to quickly grasp and communicate complex issues and find innovative solutions.


About Te Uru Rākau

Forestry is one of our country’s most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.  Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do please click here.


Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua

  • Refurbished offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
  • Flexible working

Salary range for this role is $126,977 to midpoint $149,385 depending on skills and experience.

See the benefits of working at MPI


Security checks│Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru

Security clearance to the level of CONFIDENTIAL is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance.  More information about security clearances can be found at]


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How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact


Applications close Sunday 24 November


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.