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Business Co-ordinator

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Business Co-ordinator – New Zealand Food Safety

  • Bring your administrative experience to a team which is responsible for New Zealand Food Safety.
  • Join a team located at the TSB Building, Lambton Quay, Wellington.
  • The Business Coordinator plays a key role in operational planning and supporting the achievement of business unit objectives.


About MPI | Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) vision is that New Zealand will be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! MPI provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume. Join us to help this ambition become a reality!


About the role | Kōrero mō te tūranga 

The Business Coordinator is responsible for administrative and technical support across the Business unit. The role will provide support and advice to the Manager New Zealand Food Safety Administration and will have a particular focus on customer service as well as coordination of project related activities, resources and information as allocated.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and confident business coordinator who thrives on supporting the achievement of team goals and organisational objectives. You can work autonomously, possess the proven ability to think on your feet and proactively find solutions to issues as and when they arise.

To be successful in this role need to be:

  • An experienced administrator with a focus on support across a business unit/team
  • Customer focused who enjoys establishing relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi tasker who is committed to getting things done
  • Process driven ensuring robust practices are followed across the team
  • Comfortable using a variety of technical systems and competent with the Microsoft computer package
  • Someone who enjoys streamlining and improving procedures

Salary range is for this position is from $56,857 to $76,924 dependent on skill set and experience. 


Benefits of Working at MPI | Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

See the benefits of working at MPI


How to apply? |Me pēhea te tuku tono

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.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact the Recruitment Adviser, Rosie at


Applications close: Sunday 2nd February, 2020


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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