National Manager Business Operations

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/NATMANBO
  • Job Title: National Manager Business Operations
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  • Summary:
  • Variety and challenge
  • Exciting opportunity to be part of a new branch leadership team

For more than 150 years, fire service organisations have been at the heart of New Zealand communities. Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.

Our 14,000+ personnel are based across our New Zealand. We work closely with the public to reduce risk, improve readiness, respond to emergencies and help communities to recover from disaster. Our organisation is made up of career firefighters, volunteers and people in operational support roles. The work we do is critically important and maintaining public trust and confidence is vital to the performance of our responsibilities.

We’re building a modern emergency management organisation with the structure, resources and skills to protect life, property and New Zealand’s unique environment. We are now recruiting experienced people for key new positions to join the organisation’s move towards a truly unified organisation.

The Finance and Business Operations Branch (FABO) ensures that the organisation has sound strategic financial advice and financial and business management systems and processes to operate effectively and efficiently. The Branch also has accountability for data and analytics for the organisation and works closely with other Branches to ensure the data collected is what is needed to inform our planning and reporting.

The National Manager Business Operations is an integral part of a brand new leadership team for the Finance and Business Operations Branch. Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive, you’ll lead a range of critical business activities for the organisation, including national administrative systems, business administration services, national supplier relationship management, facilitating expert user groups, records management, business continuity planning, and management of the national system for resolution services.

The work is diverse and interesting and there is a chance to implement ideas and make your mark. Your leadership skills and flair for relationship management will be put to good use as you professionally develop a culture of high performance – motivating and inspiring a small team to broaden their talents and achieve on-going success. In addition to this, you will also enhance your own abilities through collective leadership to deliver strategic initiatives.

To be successful in this role you will be an accomplished people manager, communicator and relationship manager – a leader who inspires, earns respect and delivers business results. You also have other expertise we’re keen to have on board, such as your experience in business management and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement.

As a key member of the FABO leadership team you will work collaboratively with your colleagues to contribute and achieve branch objectives and be able to demonstrate a commitment to working in a respectful and inclusive way.

For more information about this position please download a copy of the position description and click here to apply online.

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Applications close 12pm Monday, 17 February 2020.