Mgr Impl Forest & Wood Engagement & Adv

Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Bay of Plenty

Matua Kaupapahere Kaitātari – Implementation Manager Forest & Wood Engagement and Advice

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

  • Key leadership role in a high-profile area and make a significant impact for NZ
  • Support the optimisation of the forestry sector
  • Work towards sustainable land management practices

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service has embarked on a multi-year programme to strengthen and deepen the provision of planning and advice to the Forestry sector and landowners.  This Service will take a strategic national view of forests, forestry, and wood processing and use that to provide advice to optimise the sector, maximise the benefits of our forests, and support sustainable land management practice.

In this fixed term role (through to December 2022) the Implementation Manager Forest & Wood Engagement and Advice will lead a team that will frame-up and deliver the first iteration of the Partnering Strategy to underpin our enhanced advisory service including continuing the development of our Māori Engagement Strategy.  This team will also consolidate and build our advice offering, linking with our other units to streamline advice by customer segment, channel, and product type.  Looking into the future, the team will also map ways our advice services can deepen and mature in the coming years.

Ideally this will be a Rotorua based position, however we are open to receiving applications from candidates in other locations.

The salary band for this role is:  $128,247 - $173,511 depending on skills and experience.

Mōu - About You

You will enjoy the challenge that comes from standing up new teams that work seamlessly across agencies and with a broad range of stakeholders.

You will be able to lead your team in the creation and implementation of strategy, processes, and new ways of working.

Experience in consulting with and managing internal and external relationships with diverse stakeholders is a must.  Demonstrating management success in engagement, collaboration, building relationships and gaining the support and participation of key individuals and groups.

High level stakeholder relationship skills, with the ability to get first-hand customer information and use it for improvements in products and services.  Your customer focus and service ethic will shine through.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in relevant discipline(s)
  • People management experience, with a demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and achieve results through others
  • Previous track record of successful management and business planning, with strategic capability, and the ability to maintain a clear focus on long term goals
  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex programmes of work
  • Experience successfully developing and implementing systems and processes
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and gain their trust and respect
  • Ability to plan, set priorities and meet deadlines while working under pressure and in conflict situations
  • Sound commercial acumen
  • Strategic thinking and agility
  • Project management skills, including experience in leading projects and achieving effective outcomes in situations where there are diverse interests and substantial financial investments

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team 

Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service, a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt. Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

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

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

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.

For internal candidates please ensure your current manager is aware of your application.

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 24 October 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Fiona O'Brien, Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser on 04- 894 3492  or Fiona.O'Brien@mpi.govt.nz.

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.

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