Team Manager Animal Exports

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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1497015
  • Job Title: Team Manager Animal Exports
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Team Manger Animal Exports – Permanent full time position

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

mō te tūrangaAbout the role

The Animal Health and Welfare Directorate is looking for a highly capable team manager to hold a high profile portfolio looking after live animal exports for the Ministry of Primary Industries.

This position will have the responsibility for facilitating the export of live animals and germplasm and help develop the standards to enable this to happen. Livestock export is a challenging and dynamic area so you’ll need to be comfortable with fluid environments and managing people in them.

This team is also undergoing a period of growth and change so experience leading people through change will be a real asset.

At a system and strategic level, this is an exciting and dynamic role with operational, regulatory and technical challenge. Managing technical people to deliver practical outcomes will be a proven strength.

This is a permanent full time position based in Wellington, the remuneration for this role will be paid commensurate to the experience of the successful candidate.

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako - Skills and Experience

You’ll hold a veterinary qualification (registerable in NZ), have experience managing teams and a good understanding of the international trading framework.

Up-to-date knowledge of current trends in the international and domestic animal health regulatory environments will be important, and as a people leader you will understand how to lead, motivate and develop technical staff. Your ability to see the big picture while remaining flexible and adaptable to political pressures will underpin your success in this role.

Mō tō mātou rōpū– About our Team

The Animal Health and Welfare Directorate plays a significant and vital role in both animal health and welfare systems domestically and internationally. Situated in a growing farmer-facing Agriculture and Investment Services Business Unit within MPI, it is undergoing a period of significant growth. 

Mō te Manatū Ahu MatuaAbout MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you growTo find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us.

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

Applications close on Thursday 3 December 2020. We are anticipating that interviews will occur prior to the holiday period and the successful candidate will start in the role in the New Year. 

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Ruth Greening at           


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.