Senior Analysts, Retail Payments System at NZ Commerce Commission, Wellington or Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Ko mātou tēnei | Who we are
Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is New Zealand's competition, fair trading, consumer credit and economic regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.
The Commission is going through an exciting period of growth, driven by increases in its functions, duties and powers, and supported by additional Government funding.
Our responsibilities for retail payment regulation require a team of people with policy, finance, payments, economic and legal backgrounds. We are currently looking for a Senior Analyst who is smart, passionate and keen to learn about the retail payment system. Your strong policy and problem-solving skills will help ensure the payments industry is delivering more value for all New Zealanders.
You'll work in our Market Regulation Branch where we want to see markets working well for all New Zealand consumers. This is a permanent position, based in our Te Whanganui-a-Tara, or Tāmaki Makaurau, office with flexible working options available.
Mō te tūranga | About the role
Reporting to the Manager, Retail Payment System, you will help identify and implement ways to make the payments industry more competitive so that all New Zealanders can benefit from this increased competition. Your policy, problem-solving and communication skills will be put to the test as we look to give businesses and consumers greater confidence about ways to pay through improve transparency and encourage innovation that delivers more value to New Zealanders.
We are a relatively new team, so you have an opportunity to make your mark straight away. You will have the opportunity to work across each of our main regulatory activities: regulation and rule setting, monitoring market performance, and compliance and enforcement.
As a key member within the team, you will play a critical part to ensure that the retail payments system is competitive, efficient and capable of supporting continued innovation for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the broader economy.
You'll work collaboratively with different skillsets in our multidisciplinary team, as well as across other branches in the organisation. You'll need to be comfortable working with legal and economic regulatory concepts, be able to wrap your head around this complex system and deal with a certain level of ambiguity. You'll engage with a diverse set of stakeholders and also have direct engagement with our decision-makers, the Commissioners.
He kōrero mōu | About you
First and foremost, you have a positive attitude and thrive in a team environment. Some knowledge of the payments, banking and/or finance sectors is helpful, but not essential. You will also be someone who has:
- a curious mind, a great learning aptitude and is keen to understand how the retail payment system works, where there are issues and how to get better outcomes for consumers
- strong policy and problem-solving skills and a good understanding of the principles of economic regulation and competition
- the ability to derive insights from different information sources and bring information to life for different stakeholders
- relevant experience working with monitoring, rule-setting and/or compliance and enforcement functions
- strong verbal and written communication skills
- a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience.
Read more about the skills, experience and knowledge required for this position in the position description.
Te wāhi mahi | Working here
We're friendly and collaborative and enjoy contributing to our shared vision of making New Zealanders better off. Career growth and development is not only supported and encouraged, it's a part of everyday life here. We also offer a range of benefits to show that we'll value your mahi, including generous leave entitlements, study support, a range of wellness initiatives and competitive remuneration.
We are committed to our people's wellbeing. Any support needed is freely given, providing the opportunity for everyone to thrive. Our flexible working options are key to supporting that goal and our people have the technology they need to make it happen. We even offer a contribution to working from home set up costs. Our environment is inclusive, and our people know they are free to be their authentic selves at work and structure the way they work to suit their lifestyle.
Ka pēhea te tono mai | How to apply
If you want to contribute to our vision to make New Zealanders better off, please click 'Apply for this job' below where you will be able to view the full position description. You will need to complete an online application form and upload your CV and Cover Letter outlining your motivation for applying for this role and the skills and experience you bring.
For any queries contact Kim McGregor on 04 924 3667. Closing date for applications Tuesday 6 December 2022.
Our recruitment process is fair, inclusive and free from bias and we encourage our applicants to let us know if we can make it more user friendly for them. We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diverse perspectives and the contribution every one of our people makes to our culture. Put simply – you can be yourself here.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Commerce Commission|
|Location:||Wellington or Auckland|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Senior Analyst_Market Regulation.pdf (PDF, 264KB)
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