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Facilities Manager

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Facilities/Asset Management
Wellington City
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Job Description

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking a talented and highly experienced Facilities Manager with a proven ability to lead the delivery of facility management services and functions, and outstanding people management skills.  

MPI provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk, the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume, our rural communities are supported, and our natural resources are sustainable. It employs over 2500 staff across New Zealand (half of these roles are not in Wellington).


About the role

This is a full time (40-hours per week) fixed term transitional role until December 2019 while MPI completes a review of the operating model that supports property and asset management.

You will be leading a team of nine who are responsible for ensuring MPI's four Wellington-based head office buildings are well maintained and operate efficiently and effectively. The Facilities Manager is directly responsible for providing oversight and coordination of the day to day planning and delivery of the facility management services and functions across the head office campus. This includes, but isn't limited to; developing and managing facility related processes, systems and tools; effective triage and level one support for work requests; overseeing head office capital and maintenance planning processes; the management of national facilities related supply contracts; building health and safety, and performance analysis and reporting.


Skills and Experience required

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three-year's practical experience in leading the delivery of facility related services across multiple sites and within a large and complex organisation. You will have a relevant tertiary or industry qualification and a thorough understanding of operating within the public sector.


To be successful in this role you will:

  • Need to be an outstanding people manager with a proven ability to manage and build high performing teams.
  • Have exceptional relationship management and negotiation skills that support you to build and maintain effective long-lasting relationships across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Be able to effectively prioritise and manage building maintenance and fault resolution processes within budget, timelines and to agreed quality standards. 


How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 

 If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Tina Cornelius for a confidential discussion at   


Applications close Tuesday 25th June 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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