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Investigator/Senior Investigator, Mergers

Wellington or Auckland
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Mergers Team as an Investigator or Senior Investigator. This is a permanent role based in our either Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) office or Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) office.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Sitting within the Competition Branch, the Mergers Team carries out a critical function for the Commission under the Commerce Act, investigating mergers and acquisitions to ensure that competition in New Zealand markets is protected. You will learn daily about how New Zealand industries operate and interact with people across diverse areas of the economy – all while making a difference for everyday New Zealanders. The work is variable, interesting, and rewards an inquisitive mind.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • applying competition law and economics concepts to real world situations;
  • working in/leading teams of investigators, lawyers and economists;
  • gathering, researching, and analysing complex information;
  • presenting evidence and information verbally and in writing to decision-makers;
  • working with internal and external stakeholders, including managers, Commissioners, and the business community; and
  • working simultaneously across multiple projects.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Our people come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences which together support the fabric of our mahi and contributes to our vision to make New Zealanders better off.

If you have the following skills and attributes, you could make a great Investigator/Senior Investigator:

  • a demonstrated interest in, and good grasp of, competition law and economics;
  • strong analytical skills;
  • strong organisational and time management skills;
  • strong communication skills;
  • the ability to quickly understand and synthesize complex information; and
  • the ability to work individually and in a team.

A degree in law and/or economics, or experience working in competition law or economics, would be an advantage.

Read more about the skills, experience and knowledge required for this position in the position description. If you are applying via SEEK, by clicking Apply Now you will be redirected to our careers page where you can access our position description.


Te wāhi mahi | Working here

We asked our staff what it's like to work for Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission:

There's a lot to like about working here. The work is varied and super-interesting, and you have a chance to make a real difference protecting competition and consumers. The people you work with are fantastic: they're hardworking and smart and are passionate about doing their best to make sure New Zealanders are getting a 'fair go'. We care for each other, and our environment is inclusive. We work across boundaries, collaborate, and learn from each other.

Click here to find out more about benefits and life here at Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission.


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. 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 Lisa Weimann on 04 472 2038. Closing date for applications: Sunday, 3 December 2023.


Studies have shown that women and people from under-represented backgrounds are less likely to apply for roles where they don't match the job description criteria exactly. If you're excited about this role and think you have what it takes, but your experience doesn't align 100%, we still want to hear from you and would encourage you to apply.

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.


Wellington or Auckland