Systems Auditor at Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland MPI Centre
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Position: Systems Auditor (Export Plant Products)
Role Type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary Band: A starting salary between $92,073- $108,321 depending on skills and experience.
About our team - Mō tō mātou rōpū
The Systems Audit Team are accountable for the development and delivery of the Systems Audit Programme. We undertake audits and sector analyses within this programme that span production, processing and export of food and food-related products, live animals and germplasm, overarching programmes such as organics and border processes, animal welfare and market access specific requirements.
About the role - Kōrero mō te tūranga
The Systems Auditor assists in enabling market access for New Zealand's primary products and assure their integrity, safety and reputation by undertaking systems audits of MPI and third-party activities when acting as the New Zealand Competent Authority.
The role contributea to the assurance of integrity, safety and reputation of New Zealand's primary products, including food, by:
- Auditing the effectiveness of the New Zealand Food Safety intervention model and decision-making policies (regulatory and non-regulatory) including a fit for purpose risk management framework;
- Facilitating audits of NZ's export plants systems by overseas government competent authorities;
- Providing intelligence on trends and significant issues occurring in stakeholder industries or accredited agencies to the relevant initiator of specific official assurance programmes;
- Preparing, assessing, responding to, and reporting any assigned instances of critical non-compliance;
- Collating and analysing audit findings and presenting any resulting trend information to the standard setters so to inform further development and review of standards;
- Participating and presenting at industry working groups and MPI-sponsored meetings/workshops;
- Acting as Technical Experts in accreditation assessment of Independent Verification Agencies.
Mōu - About You
The desirable applicant will be a highly motivated self-starter, but must also be able to work as part of a remotely based team. They must be able to meet deadlines and think on their feet. They will be outgoing and have the ability to build solid relationships with stakeholders – specifically local government, and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This role requires a significant amount of domestic travel. Applicants should bear this in mind before applying.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Hold an auditing qualification and have at least 2 years auditing experience;
- Have tertiary qualification in Food Science/Horticulture or relatecd field;
- Have sound understanding of NZ legislation relating to export horticulture products including arable seed, food production and processing;
- Have experience in horticulture or food processing sectors covered by NZ legislation and MPI Standards including phytosanitary inspection, treatment, and biosecurity;
- Have experience or familiarity with China market specific requirements (advantageous);
- Working knowledge of HACCP and risk-based compliance programme;
- Hold a current and clean NZ Drivers Licence.
Additionally you should have strong analytical ability, capacity to quickly identify and clearly express core elements of an issue or proposal, excellent communication skills to enable effective linkages with MPI staff, stakeholders and other agencies, demonstrated ability to produce written material that is concise, fluent and clearly presented.
It is paramount you have strong influencing skills and the ability to effectively and coherently summarise compliance issues to auditees and industry bodies as well as a mature understanding of horticultural terminology across commodity sectors.
Ahurea - Culture
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua | About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works to ensure New Zealand will be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen!
Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help New Zealand's prosperity, sustainability and protection in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.
Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
- Wellness benefit for employees
- Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro - Drug and Alcohol Screening
Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply?
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here
If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive, and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “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 – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
Applications close: 3 October 2022.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Cynthia Greep – Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor on email@example.com
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Location:||Auckland MPI Centre|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Attachment:||PD Systems Auditor.doc (Word, 362KB)
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