Product Manager Applications – Logistics

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    18 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2003046
  • Job Title: Product Manager Applications – Logistics
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The team

The Logistics Tower works collaboratively with the domain owner, Defence Logistics Command (DLC) and NZDF single services, to design, deliver and manage products that enable the NZDF’s logistics function. The Tower is responsible for sustaining current state technology and delivering and evolving the NZDF’s future state enterprise logistics capability.

The role

As a Product Manager, you will have overarching responsibility for all products within the Logistics Tower to ensure they support the delivery of the NZDF’s vision and strategy. The Product Manager’s responsibilities will embrace both strategic and operational activities. They will define the technology vision and roadmaps for the products within the Logistics Tower (inclusive of SAP Logistics Modules), prioritise and deconflict organisational requirements in collaboration with relevant ICS teams and business owners (including DLC and Engineering Authorities) and remove roadblocks to product delivery.
Technical skills

Ideally you will have knowledge of or exposure to a combination of the following:

  • Clearly understand high level strategic goal setting and how to clearly document these, using business language, in collaboration with the identified business owners;
  • Convert high level strategic goals into a technology roadmap;
  • Understanding how technology will support overall delivery of the strategy, including being able to articulate this in business language;
  • Understanding integration of new functionality into existing complex environments and landscapes;
  • Have exposure to Application Decommissioning and Consolidation, including gathering buy-in from complex business areas;
  • A broad based cloud and on premise software environment experience, including experience with SAP Logistics modules or other large ERP systems;
  • A collaborative interpersonal styles, including clear experience in managing difficult customers and customer expectations.

Additional skills

Experience in, or knowledge of:

  • Presentation skills;
  • Identifying opportunities for business process improvement;
  • Capacity management;
  • IT change management;
  • Commercial management;
  • Strong team leadership and development skills;
  • Understanding of the portfolio and programme business planning processes and how this relates to roadmap development and delivery;
  • Understanding of ICT change approaches, including collaborating with the business to optimise training, communications and change activities;

Who we are

CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • New team with green fields approach;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

How to Apply

The recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Absolute IT. 
To find out more please see this microsite link:
and apply online please follow this link:
to the NZDF CIS Careers microsite hosted by Absolute IT, who will consider your application in the first instance.
For further details please contact Luwee Lim from Absolute IT on (04) 499 7848. 
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 30 March 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 15 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.