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Technical Coordinator

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

Would you like to work for a high functioning team that assures the integrity, safety and reputation of New Zealand's primary products?

 We are after a superstar administrator with a genuine interest in NZ's primary industries to be an essential member of our Systems Audit Team and responsible for the provision of technical and operational support.

 Typical tasks will involve:


  • Overall administration of the Systems Audit Quality System
  • Run reports and follow up on outstanding audit action progress
  • Organising meetings, calibration activities and travel/logistics for the team
  • Organising and coordinating logistics for upcoming audit visits to New Zealand i.e. travel, accommodation, presentation collation, entry and exit meeting co-ordination
  • Responsibility for scheduling of technical assessments, liaising with Accreditation Bodies
  • Meetings management – booking meetings, catering, minute taking
  • Support for wider Assurance Directorate, as required
  • Finance Administration – monthly client invoicing and assisting with FlexiPurchase issues for the team
  • Support for wider Assurance Directorate, as required
  • Answer and trouble shoot any queries


To success in this role you will be a strong communicator and be super organized as you manage multiple tasks and deadlines with ease. In your decision making you will display sound judgement and initiative while demonstrating ability to self-manage and prioritise effectively. Ideally, you will be proficient in the Microsoft suite, electronic file management systems and be able to learn to use unfamiliar electronic systems easily. Experience in managing travel bookings and with Quality Management Systems is definitely preferred. Highly desirable skills include proof-reading, peer reviewing and a love of good food. Some travel may be required for this role, as you will be supporting a highly mobile remote team.

 If you are after a role that has plenty to offer and are passionate about what MPI delivers then please apply, we want to hear from you.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “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

 If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Nick Goddard for a confidential discussion on 04 894 0908 or email

 Applications for this role close on Sunday 28 July 2019

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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