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Integrated Logistics Support Manager

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

What you will do

This role is responsible for delivery of all Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) documentation leading to acquisition and support contracts. This role is also responsible for developing cross functional relationships between ILS stakeholders and is the conduit for ILS information transfer between NZDF, Ministry of Defence and commercial vendors.

The Network Enabled Army (NEA) Integrated Project Team (IPT) ILS Manager leads all aspects of Integrated Logistics Support for the capabilities delivered by the Integrated Project Team. The NEA IPT ILS Manager is involved in all stages of the project.

Key outputs from the IPT ILS Manager:

  • Support the Integrated Project Team Lead in the delivery of ILS products on time, on budget, to scope and to quality standards;
  • Plan, manage and monitor the delivery of ILS products on behalf of the Integrated Project Team depending on size and project complexity;
  • Identify and monitor risks and escalate as appropriate;
  • Ensure all relevant ILS artefacts are developed to standard and delivered in accordance with the Capability Management Framework;
  • Supportability analysis and assessments of candidate systems;
  • Whole of life cost forecasts;
  • Input into the Capability Integration Plan for the successful Introduction into service of each system delivered by the Integrated Project Team.

This role will be employed in the NEA Programme's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance IPT. You will be required to lead the development of ILS products and plans for the systems that will comprise Army's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability.

What we need

Your proven skills in critical and comparative analysis techniques (i.e. quantitative and qualitative), project management planning, forward thinking ILS analysis, and the development/management of ILS plans and  documentation will be crucial.

You will also be:

  • Skilled in stakeholder management and negotiation in complex environments;
  • Comfortable in the management of allied project work-streams including requirements engineering;
  • Outstanding with your written and verbal communication skills, you will be become the subject matter expert so professionalism and confidence are key;
  • Experienced in high valued budget and project management;
  • Proficient in working in small, agile, results-focused teams.

An understanding of military logistics, installations and platforms would be advantageous.

Please note: This is a fixed-term role ending January 2024.

Who we are

The NEA programme is a Unit within the Capability Branch of NZ Defence Force.  The programme's purpose is to deliver transformational Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities to the NZ Army. The programme is responsible for efficient and effective management of the Network Enabled Army capability development and delivery as well as provide capability management oversight.   

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.  

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • New team with green fields approach;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.


How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.  For further information, contact Phil Collett on (04) 527 5681.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) 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

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or 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 will not be able to accept your application.

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