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Manager Strategic Planning & Performance

Wellington City
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Role type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Wellington / National

Salary range: $132,247 to $177,511 depending on skills and experience.


Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role

The Manager Strategic Planning & Performance is a brand-new position within Agriculture & Investment Services (AIS). This role will provide you the opportunity to build a team that will lift the performance and strategic direction of the Compliance & Response directorate, through development and building capability.  


Your key responsibilities in this role will be:

  • Manage staff, support professional development, and foster a collaborative team environment
  • Provide thought leadership on strategy and planning approaches, working alongside our AIS Leadership Team
  • Support Compliance & Response to align and integrate strategic plans into measurable annual work programmes
  • Provide a centre of excellence for improvement and professional development in strategy and planning
  • Implement appropriate engagement strategies that build and sustain effective relationships
  • Manage the collection and analysis of performance information, compliance data and insights. This will include reporting for the directorate and senior leadership.
  • Participate in responses and support others to participate in response as required.


Mōu - About You

To be successful in this role you will need: 

  • Extensive experience in a relevant technical/regulatory position
  • Substantial experience managing collaborative and high-performing teams
  • Experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impact.
  • Aptitude for building credible and effective relationships with stakeholders with diverse skill sets and information requirements
  • A strong track record of developing strategic plans and achieving them in collaboration with others
  • Experience in strategy development, business planning, system design, investment prioritisation, or programme/project management


Mō te peka - About the Business Unit

The Agriculture and Investment Services business unit works to create a thriving and sustainable future for farmers, growers, primary industries and rural communities, and cares for the health and wellbeing of animals.

Agriculture & Investment Services is also responsible for the operational delivery of compliance services associated with animals via our animal welfare inspectors, and National Animal Identification and Tracing staff.

We have staff who work regionally, and with farmers and growers. We help people access a range of information, expertise and funds that can build sustainability and value in their business. We also support community resilience, including response and recovery after significant adverse events.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

Our role includes seizing export opportunities for our food and fibre sector, improving sector productivity, ensuring the food we produce is safe, increasing sustainable resource use, and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.


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

  • Additional MPI leave days
  • Ability to purchase extra annual leave
  • Annual Wellness payment
  • Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation

Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working

We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.


Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a New Zealand citizen, who has resided continuously in New Zealand for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.


If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?

We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whānau and hāpori.

We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua Ministry for Primary Industries a great place to work for all.

In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.

To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, 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.


Applications close at midnight on 3 December 2023

If you have any questions about the role, please email 


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