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Assistant Director Continuous Improvement

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Join an integrated and modern defence organisation with vital civilian roles
Are you an innovative leader able to effectively strategize, plan and develop successful fit for purpose programmes? 
Defence Excellence (DX) is a strategic-level sub-unit within the Office of Strategy & Governance focused on embedding a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and organisational excellence across the Defence Force. A key aspect of this is delivering the NZDF's programme of Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement.
The Assistant Director DX (Continuous Improvement) is the NZDF's primary subject matter expert on Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies.  As a leader the Assistant Director is accountable for developing and managing the NZDF's programme of Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement and ensure that the programme is fit-for-purpose and leading edge.
To be successful in this role you will posses strong strategic thinking, an analytical mind and the ability to ensure the successful development and implementation of NZDF Organisational Excellence, Continuous Improvement, and Pan NZDF Innovation (Defence Excellence) programmes. As an innovative people leader your strong communication and relationship management skills will develop and maintain enduring and effective partnerships, and promote the purpose and benefit of a culture of continuous improvement.    
You will have a minimum of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt but ideally a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and have a Tertiary qualification in a relevant area, e.g. operations management, strategic management, business/commerce, and/or engineering.
In return for your skills and experience, we offer a unique working environment within a great team and five weeks annual leave.

If you are looking to be a driving force behind continuous improvement and innovation, apply now!
The remuneration band for this position is $106,050 to $131,003, inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution.
Please quote NZDF-1709027  in all correspondence.
To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please visit the NZDF website,  For further information, contact Jeremy Cox on 021474035, quoting NZDF- 1709027.
Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 28 September 2017.
Please note:  Applicants must have a minimum of New Zealand (NZ) permanent residency and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.  The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
  • is a NZ citizen or NZ permanent resident who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a permanent resident of NZ, and has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we may not be able to accept your application.

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