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At NZ Post we're delivering what people care about.

We're proud of the fact that NZ Post has been part of New Zealanders' lives for almost 180 years; and we're constantly innovating to ensure we're the best delivery business for New Zealand. If that sounds like the NZ Post you'd like to be part of, keep reading.

About the Legal team:
We're a small team of 4, providing strategically driven legal advice and legal risk management to the business. We are part of the wider Governance and Sustainability team which leads NZ Post's commitment to a sustainable business for our customers, people and stakeholders; manages key stakeholder relationships; provides assurance that key risks are identified and managed; and supports the Board. Sadly, we have two of our team heading off on new adventures and we can't go with them…so, if you want to work in a fast-moving, highly competitive industry with a global reach, we could be the team for you. We're pretty busy, but we get to do some cool work.

The realities of the roles:
We have two Legal Counsel roles available in Wellington. The Legal Counsel - Procurement works closely with the Strategic Procurement and IT teams to support procurement for NZ Post across all aspects of our supply chain, including IT, plant, equipment and machinery. That role also supports NZ Post's social enterprise procurement.

The other Legal Counsel role is a more generalist role that supports internal stakeholders on a range of matters including the development of new products and services; with a particular focus on issues relating to data, privacy, brand protection, eCommerce and digital initiatives. In both roles, it should not be surprising that at times you would need to turn your hand to anything that comes along!

What makes these roles great?
NZ Post is at a pivotal stage in its history as it continues to adapt and seize opportunities in a changing market. We're committed to delivering what New Zealanders care about for the next 180 years and beyond. We're a purpose-led business: our commitment to the sustainability of communities was recognised at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards where we won the 2017 Supreme Award for the Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand.

Earlier this year, our Procurement team was announced as the Supreme Winner for 2018 at the New Zealand Procurement Excellence Awards, where the judges commended the team for showing excellent leadership and innovation, and demonstrating procurement being used as a force for good, impacting on social, economic and environmental issues.

As part of the Legal team, you will play a key role in helping NZ Post achieve its commercial, environmental and community goals.

A bit about you:
Our business is complex, so your ability to just ‘go with the flow' and get things done will be crucial for you to feel comfortable in our world. You'll have a natural curiosity about what we do and be open to working in the grey. You'll be used to being resourceful; identifying opportunities and making your own calls in managing your role. You'll also be looking for modern, flexible, working arrangements. Above all, you'll enjoy having fun with a great group of people. We're looking for lawyers with 6+ years PQE. We're ok if you don't have a current practising certificate, but you do need to be eligible to hold one.

Applications close on 18 July 2018.

Apply online below. A JD will be available from 9 July at For further information call Catherine Scott on 04 496 5769.

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand and appointees will be subject to a security check.


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