Senior Business Performance Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1451171
  • Job Title: Senior Business Performance Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Shape the future direction of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.
  • Lead IPONZ’s quality management programme, promoting and support IPONZ conformance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard.
  • Support leadership in its planning, performance, reporting, and risk management activities.
  • Champion and drive continuous improvement initiatives.


About the role

We have a permanent position available for a Senior Business Performance Advisor to join MBIE’s Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

This is a new role with IPONZ in which you will work closely with the IPONZ management team to advise and support them in optimising the performance of IPONZ.

We are looking for someone with highly developed analytical and conceptual thinking ability, who has a strong focus on quality management and continuous improvement, and is flexible and agile with a positive, proactive approach to their work.


To be successful in this role you will also have:

  • Capable of developing alternative pathways to achieving outcomes.
  • Experience in development of business plans and strategies.
  • Experience in the use of process improvement methodologies.
  • Experience and understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems standard and its application in practice.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, develop frameworks and manage organisation wide systems and processes.
  • Sound relationships management skills to create and enhance working relationships and positively influence internal and external stakeholders, by earning their respect, trust and confidence.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills. The ability to synthesise business, policy and technical issues and present them with simplicity and clarity that can be understood by a range of audiences.
  • Excellent organisational ability.
  • Numerical and data analysis skills using statistical reporting tools.


Why work for us

This is an opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging environment, in a collaborative and results-driven team that also enjoys a fun and sociable environment.  As an award winning and world-leading organisation, our focus on continuous business improvement means we value innovation and new ideas.  As part of MBIE, IPONZ supports flexible working as well as opportunities for collaboration across branches to develop your skills and progress your career.


About MBIE

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.



The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) helps New Zealand businesses protect their name, brand and ideas to realise the full economic potential of their intellectual property. IPONZ is globally recognised as one of the most innovative intellectual property systems.

IPONZ helps innovative businesses with:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Plant Variety Rights
  • Geographical indications

Find out more at


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.

You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application and upload a CV and cover letter.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Email Matt Guy at if you have any further questions.



Applications close at 5pm on Friday the 6th March 2020.