National Manager Equipment and Logistics

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/MATMANEL
  • Job Title: National Manager Equipment and Logistics
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  • Summary:
  • Community focused national organisation
  • New leadership position
  • Significant role supporting the effectiveness and efficiency of our front line

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 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’re now recruiting experienced people for key positions to join the organisation’s move towards a truly unified organisation.

The Organisational Strategy and Capability Development (OSCD) Branch is responsible for leading the programme of work which sets the future direction of the organisation and ensures the organisation has a set of integrated capability plans to enable delivery. It supports the work of the Service Delivery Branch through development of organisational frameworks, policies, processes, systems and standards. It works closely with the Service Delivery Branch in determining, designing and delivering appropriate organisational capability development solutions to support delivery in all the areas of reduction, readiness, response and recovery.

The Equipment and Logistics Directorate are part of a group of Asset Managers accountable for delivering an integrated network of assets along with Fleet, Property and ICT. We are seeking a National Manager Equipment and Logistics to lead the development of our strategic equipment and logistics plans to procure, distribute, operate, maintain and dispose of operational assets to deliver against the organisation’s strategic priorities.

The establishment of Fire and Emergency NZ has created new demands for our organisation and with over 600 sites operating 24/7 in a fast paced emergency environment, this is a greenfield opportunity to ensure we have a nationally-led and consistent approach while ensuring flexibility to meet local needs.

Your experience as a senior leader will include framework development and operations management of equipment and logistics in a complex environment.

To be successful in this role you will have experience in the following:

  • Managing a geographically dispersed team
  • Working at a senior level in equipment and logistics to support service delivery
  • Understand the drivers of a 24/7 service delivery organisation
  • Building and maintaining relationships across all levels of the organisation and with sector partners and stakeholders
  • Integrated assets management
  • Preparing governance papers, business plans, budgets and managing to them
  • Working within project management disciplines
  • Skills in contract negotiation in complex environments
  • Analytical skills and the ability to translate into plans and programmes

As a key member of the OSCD 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.

For any further queries, please email us at

Applications close 12pm Monday, 17 February 2020.