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Team Leader Systems Support

Ministry for Primary Industries
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IT & computing
Wellington City
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Job Description

We currently have an important opportunity for a Team Leader in the MPI BT&IS Systems Support Team. This is a fixed term position (12 months), requiring an experienced Team Leader to continue ensuring the ongoing capability and capacity of the team.


This Team Leader role sits inside the Systems Support team, which is part of the overall Applications Team.  The purpose of this role is to manage a team of System Analysts and Technical Administrators that supports the Food/Trade/Biosecurity sectors of MPI. The team will provide analysis and advice and supports the administration, development and maintenance for systems and initiatives and planning in these sectors. The team manages a number of applications that support the operational requirements, enhancements and road maps for each application and lead working groups.


This is a challenging role requiring a Team Lead who can handle pressure and stay on top of a very busy workload.      


 Key responsibilities for this role are to:

  • Ensure team's business plans support MPI's overall strategic vision and organisational strategy
  • Ensure the on-going capability of the team is developed and maintained
  • Ensure that resources are managed efficiently
  • Provide leadership and foster a positive culture
  • Support and have accountability for Team Engagement
  • Lead the team engagement action planning process
  • Ensure staff have a strong customer focus
  • Streamline Food, Trade and Biosecurity sectors systems and processes
  • Contribute to Food, Trade and Biosecurity capability and capacity


You'll be able to inspire the trust and respect of the team and stimulate production within the workplace. Communication and your ability to listen will be critical. You'll be able to manage a solid workload in a challenging cross functional environment. You'll also help the team and wider group deliver on our work programme. As a leader, you will be flexible, proactive, confident and keen to embrace new technologies.


About MPI

Our purpose is to grow and protect New Zealand. MPI is helping maximise 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. We employ over 2,200 staff in 70 locations both here and overseas.


We provide a number of training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.


To see more of who MPI is and the work that we do click here.


If you want to become part of a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career options and you want to be part of helping NZ to succeed, then click on our link below!


Keen to Apply? It's easy!

To view the position description and/or apply for the role, please click “APPLY NOW” to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Kathryn Scrimgeour at

Applications close Friday 25th August 2017.


Applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand, hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

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