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Business Change Lead

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Business Change Lead


Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We are looking for a Business Change lead to join Biosecurity New Zealand in a fixed term role within the Response Capacity team.  This is a unique role that will allow you to work with strategic suppliers, internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement a Business change programme of work. You will bring your confidence and relationship management and communication strengths with will allow you to work with senior stakeholders both within and external to Biosecurity New Zealand.

You will become a leader of change in the readiness and response services team as well as playing a lead role in a significant procurement project team. You will be highly productive, highly driven and have the ability to meet deadlines.


Mōu - About You

Bring your experience in Change Management along with your ability to get stuff done and your enjoyment of working in busy environment where no two days are the same.

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience as a Change Manager.
  • Proven experience in leading operational change management/ transition management programmes in complex environments.
  • Experience delivering change management plans and delivering business impact assessments
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Experience leading others through change.
  • Experience in managing multifaceted projects.


Mō te peka- About the Branch

Biosecurity New Zealand has a critical role in preventing harmful organisms crossing New Zealand's borders. It manages border and compliance activities as well as preparing for, and responding to, any biosecurity incursions that may occur.

They also manage MPI's centralised intelligence, planning and co-ordination group which was established to manage food, biosecurity and animal welfare responses consistently and effectively.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About the Team

The Readiness & Response Services Directorate within Biosecurity New Zealand brings together critical capability to effectively prepare for and manage responses. The directorate co-ordinates recovery and long term management activities, working across biosecurity, food, primary production and trade systems.

 To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Brand new offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Comprehension one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Workstation assessment
  • Flexible working - We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

Salary range for this role is $91,000 to $107,000 depending on skills and experience

See the benefits of working at MPI


Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “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.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Sunday 27th October 2019

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Jessica Bradley at





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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