Senior Advisor, Business Improvement & Innovation at New Zealand Customs Service, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Bring your strong problem solving, decision-making and collaboration capability into this exciting opportunity at Customs. Help us to implement innovative solutions that make a real difference to the work we do.
The New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is committed to innovation - changing how we have traditionally operated - and to having the right tools, techniques and capabilities to deliver the Customs Service that is described in our Organisational Strategy.
We have an exciting permanent full-time opportunity on offer! Come join us and be part of our Business Improvement & Innovation team (BI&I).
About Business Improvement & Innovation…
BI&I sits within the Operations Group and contributes to the transformational change agenda of Operations by:
- Placing our customers at the centre of everything we do and everything we design and implement
- Alongside business owners, leading the initiatives that will change how we deliver the services that comprise our operation
- Working with front line delivery to ensure we are designing services that continually smooth the experience for customers while simultaneously ensuring that we are detecting and deterring risk to our borders.
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi I About this role…
The Senior Advisor is a key contributor to the development, design and delivery of the Business Improvement and Innovation work programme. The Senior Advisor works collaboratively within the BI&I team and across Customs to identify areas for improvement and use their knowledge of business improvement methodologies and project management to lead or support projects and initiatives through to completion and review.
The Senior Advisor uses a variety of tools and techniques to engage with operational teams, senior stakeholders and customers. The role involves understanding and documenting customer journeys, business processes, and future state requirements; interpreting data; and thinking of innovative solutions driven by excellent customer experience and tangible business benefits. The Senior Advisor will plan and manage the delivery of projects, including resourcing, reporting, and managing risks and dependencies.
The salary range for this position is $96,777 to $130,933 (dependent on relevant skillset and experience).
Ko wai koe I About you…
To be successful in this role you will need to evidence strategic thinking and business acumen that enables you to identify opportunities for efficiency, effectiveness or improved customer service.
You will have experience successfully delivering business improvement or innovative solutions within a service delivery organisation, ideally within the public sector. You will understand the principles of project management and be able to plan and communicate the resourcing and timing of streams of work, effectively managing risks and dependencies.
You will be an excellent communicator and able to present ideas and data effectively to a wide range of people, and be able to build relationships at all levels of the organisation. You will be able to work collaboratively and adaptably within the team, taking on a variety of tasks and working independently or taking a leadership role as required. The team is based in Wellington but you will be required to travel to other parts of the country from time to time.
Ideally, you will bring a wide range of skills and experience and will demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development. Specific skills and knowledge that would be desirable for this position include Project Management, Business Analysis, Customer-centric design methodologies, Agile, Process Improvement, Change Management, and use of Continuous Improvement tools.
Mahi ki te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa I Working at Customs…
Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles. We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. We also support flexible working - talk to us about how we can help you achieve your flexible working goals, within our operational requirements. Our people get discounted health insurance, free on-site gyms (in some locations) and three days of service holidays in addition to four weeks of annual leave.
Me pehea te whakauru I How to apply…
As part of the recruitment process, you will need to obtain and maintain a Confidential level national security clearance. In order to obtain this clearance you need to be a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident who has resided continuously in New Zealand for the last 5 years and resides in NZ at time of application;
OR a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident who has resided in New Zealand for the last 5 years, and resides in NZ at time of application, but may have been absent from New Zealand for periods of six or more months within the past 5 years, preferably in one or more of the following countries: *either Australia, Canada, UK or the USA. Small periods (3 months or less) of absence from New Zealand over the 5 years may still be acceptable however you must be able to provide police certificates for time spent in other countries*.
You must have a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for security clearance at a higher level. Already having Confidential clearance is a benefit, but not a requirement.
Due to the nature of Customs work, you must have a clear Police record. Successful applicants are also required to pass a medical assessment and drug test.
Please apply online. Please submit an up to date CV and cover letter, which outlines your suitability and motivation for this role.
Applications close on Monday 6 February at 11pm.
New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||New Zealand Customs Service|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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