Solution Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 22-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910056
  • Job Title: Solution Manager
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  • Summary:

What you will do

As the Solution Manager, you will oversee and manage the Mission Essential Task Information System (METIS).  You will be tasked with strategic planning for the direction of the product and full management of the system along with:

  • Policy and guidance input;
  • Managing contractor relationships between the organisation and the supplier;
  • Supporting solution management;
  • Managing the METIS change control board framework and process;
  • Advocating for the system and engaging with key stakeholders;
  • Ensuring Quality Assurance and risk management.

What we need

To be successful in this role, you will need to be a self-motivated and driven individual who has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence across an organisation. You will have worked in project environments before, and understand the impact of business operations and processes.  Additionally you will need to:

  • Provide strategic product management and high-level vendor account management;
  • Be adept at presenting to senior leaders and conveying concepts to senior stakeholders of the organisation;
  • Be willing and able to travel domestically from time to time.

Who we are

Defence Strategy Management supports the Chief of Defence Force’s strategy and planning, organisation-wide risk management, performance management and governance arrangements.

This includes:

  • Leading strategic planning and foresight of the New Zealand Defence Force’s strategy;
  • Leading the Defence Force’s strategic, four-year and annual planning processes, ensuring supporting plans are aligned with the Defence Force’s objectives;
  • Developing risk management strategies and processes and guiding the delivery of these throughout all levels of the Defence Force;
  • Providing Strategic portfolio definition and prioritisation;
  • Monitoring the delivery of plans and providing advice to improve planning performance;
  • Preparation of external accountability documents for the Chief of Defence Forces;
  • Governance support and advice.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing 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;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact David Sutherland on 021 910 344.
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 Tuesday 5 November 2019.

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 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 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.