Principal Advisor – Commercial Performance

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: 22862
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor – Commercial Performance
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  • Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Principal Advisor to join our Commercial Performance team.

  • Be an integral strategic and thought leader
  • Significant scope to bring new ideas and thinking into policy discussions
  • Be part of a supportive, enthusiastic and high performing team 

The Treasury wants to continue to build its reputation for innovation and cutting-edge advice and has an opportunity for a talented professional to join us as a Principal Advisor.

In this role, you will play an important leadership role and you will help shape the Directorate’s work programme and priorities, provide oversight and guidance to other team members and support our Managers in developing team culture and capability.  This includes applying the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework to improve inter-generational wellbeing.

You will head up the development and provide integrated advice to the Government on key economic, financial and cross-cutting issues. You will engage externally and build relationships with other Government agencies/Crown-owned companies across a range of sectors.  The role also includes the opportunity to:

  • Bring innovative thought leadership to the development of advice and help find creative solutions to complex problem
  • Provide intellectual and people leadership across the Treasury’s teams and more broadly across the wider Treasury
  • Be a someone who can deliver through others and inspire and support our people to perform at their highest level
  • Have significant breadth and depth of experience particularly in guiding strategic analysis and engaging and reporting on performance
  • Be a motivated expert who can deliver under pressure and work well both independently and within a team
  • Demonstrate your sharp mind, and ability to provide high-quality written and oral advice
  • Be intellectually curious, an effective influencer and a respected expert in your field with experience on working on complex problems. 

We are looking for an expert and wise advisor who can build relationships of trust and respect with Ministers and with the entities at all levels. You will already have significant analytical or commercial expertise. You are expected to operate across the Treasury and to test existing thinking through constructive debate.  Our teams will appreciate your inclusive, supportive and collaborative style.

If you understand how to use your communication, influencing, relationship and analytical skills to get traction on complex entity and policy issues, then we would like to hear from you. 

We can offer:

  • Chance to coach junior staff and assist in team direction
  • The opportunity to influence policy at the highest levels
  • Interesting and stimulating work with opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders.

At the Treasury, we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of a work environment where people are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential. We value diversity among our employees and encourage a positive work/non-work balance with flexible work arrangements.

Advert closes on Tuesday 31 March.  All applications must be made online.

For more information about this role please review the attached Position Description or contact Jenny Reid (Team Assistant, Commercial Performance) at