Operations Manager – Dunedin

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1453914
  • Job Title: Operations Manager – Dunedin
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  • Summary:
  • Bring your experience and contribute to New Zealand’s health system
  • 12 month fixed term contract
  • Lead, manage and develop a team


The DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure directorate within the Ministry of Health ensures strong effective relationships and provides leadership and support to ensure DHBs deliver on and are accountable for their operational, capital and financial performance.  We also deliver major health infrastructure projects for the Crown; process payments and administer contracts for health care services.


There are two Operations Managers roles (one in Wellington and one in Dunedin) and these are interim positions reporting to the Group Manager Sector Operations.  We are looking for accomplished professionals to lead, manage and develop teams of around 40 staff, spread geographically in New Zealand.  The teams are responsible for delivering contracts and payments (of around $10 billion per annum) and agreement activities on behalf of the health and disability sector.


Domestic travel will be necessary, and you will lead the team from the front by developing capability, achieving KPIs, identifying and managing operational risks, resolving issues, and championing the team.


You will also provide oversight and work with stakeholders to ensure operational success.  Support the implementation of new systems and processes whilst maintaining a culture of continuous improvement.


With your excellent communication skills you will understand how to separate and combine tasks into an effective workflow.  You will be able to simplify complex processes in an effective and efficient way. 


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

  • Proven management experience with leading a large processing team in a complex organisation
  • Experience in operational analysis and design, as well as experience with the identification and implementation of business solutions to enable policy decisions
  • Lead and develop the engagement of the team to deliver on payments and agreement activities
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure operational success
  • Lead a large team through transformation
  • Understand operational risk and how to manage it.


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz. For further information, contact recruitment@health.govt.nz.  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Sunday, 15 March 2020.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at recruitment@health.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.