Continuous Improvement Advisor at Department of Conservation, Hamilton
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Contribute to continuous improvement to support greater conservation initiatives.
- Be part of a team that supports its people and encourages development opportunities.
- Permanent, full time role based in Wellington or Hamilton or another DOC main centre around the motu by negotiation.
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation (DOC) we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.
He angitūtanga | About the role
As the Continuous Improvement advisor, you will turn your talents to designing, developing, testing and implementing continuous improvement initiatives to lift the efficiency and effectiveness of our Business Services Unit teams. The role calls for an innovative, creative, and solutions-focussed operator who can support and drive best practice business improvement within our unique operating environment.
You will report to the Business Improvement Manager and will work closely with them on the diverse work programme for this group.
Specific responsibilities will also include:
- Developing and maintaining processes and methods for capturing improvement ideas to review and analyse alongside other key data and performance information
- Facilitating conversations to identify improvement opportunities and ensure improvements are having a meaningful impact on group and organisational outcomes
- Support DOC's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) by ensuring process owners are provided with clear advice, guidance, and oversight.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
To be successful in this role, you will bring demonstrable experience and expertise in managing best practice business improvement, innovation, and quality assurance processes in a complex organisation. We need someone who is positive and proactive by nature with the ability to ask the right questions and liaise with the right people to deliver results.
You will have highly developed critical thinking skills with the ability to drive systems and data analysis, identify critical risks and issues, and develop fit-for-purpose solutions and recommendations that enable both strategic and tactical business improvement.
Other desired skills are:
- Experience in change management and continuous improvement methods and tools would be an advantage, eg Lean; Six Sigma.
- Proficiency with the MS Suite of tools and ability to consider and implement improvements and solutions using modern technology (eg Power BI).
- Sound technical skills and ability to quickly learn new software and tools.
- Ability to work remotely and independently.
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa. The salary range for this position is $72,610 to $92,780 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday 4 December 2022
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Debbie Fahey, Senior Recruitment Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1679544
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Category:||Chief executives & general managers|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Continuous Improvement Advisor.pdf (PDF, 105KB)
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