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Value Stream Lead - Products and Services

  • Wellington
  • Science & Technology
  • $160,000 - $195,000 per annum
  • Full time
  • Posted 248 days ago

Job Description

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role:

This is a Principal level role that is leading with influence, your knowledge and guidance will be an important contributor to Toitū Te Whenua – Land Information New Zealand's Agile journey. 

You will be passionate for driving efficiency and innovation,  you will lead a team of seven work leads and oversee the workflow of between thirty and forty people across seven squads.  You will translate the roadmap and strategy into work plans for 120-day increments, removing impediments and understanding priorities, risks, and activities for your team.

This is a newly formed role, so you will have the opportunity to join us and make it your own, playing a pivotal role in collaborating cross-functionally across teams and the organisation to identify, analyse and implement process improvements, ensuring optimal service delivery to our customers.

You will bring your experience in leading and coaching technical teams/projects in an Agile environment, delivering front line products and services, you will also bring your understanding of traditional approaches to project delivery.

You will have access to professional development and career progression opportunities.

This role is based in Wellington, as you will contribute the leadership team and collaborate with your colleagues. You will also have the flexibility to work from home and balance your work and life commitments.

This position will include:

  • Leading the delivery of our Products value stream, including our Basemaps and Maps and Charts squads
  • Leading the delivery of our Services values stream that includes or Channels & Partnerships, GIS as a Service, Emergency Management and Visualisation & Analysis squads,
  • Championing, leading, and embedding Agile practices across the Products and Services value streams,
  • Developing and tracking objectives for 120-day planning for visibility and transparency,
  • Participating as a member of the Location Information Leadership Squads,
  • Helping manage risks and dependencies as well as escalating and tracking impediments,
  • Working with Leaders, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment,
  • Driving continuous improvement via regular Retrospectives, including assessing the agility level of the squads and driving improvements,
  • Partnering with other leaders to ensure successful delivery against 120-day commitments,
  • Focusing on the functional (technical) management of developing team capability through coaching, mentoring, and actively sharing knowledge and expertise.


He pūkenga tou | Skills & Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Preferably a background in geospatial or spatial data analysis, processing, and manipulation, and the ability to apply industry standards and best practices.
  • Experience in leading teams in an agile environment
  • Strong communication, influencing, and relationship-building skills.
  • A relevant qualification (nice to have)
  • Experience in designing, developing, testing, and implementing fit-for-purpose products and services.
  • A customer-focused mindset and the ability to identify and translate future customer needs.
  • A collaborative and inclusive leadership style and the ability to work across teams to build a collective understanding of the needs and opportunities.
  • A curious and innovative approach to problem-solving and the ability to leverage technology and data to create insights and solutions.
  • A commitment to strengthening Māori Crown relations and the role of the public service in upholding and supporting the Treaty of Waitangi.

The expected appointment range for this role is $160,000 –$195,000 with an additional 3% Kiwisaver. This range reflects the expected skills and experience needed for successful delivery in this role.

You may notice that the Position Description title for this role is Geospatial Specialist – Level 4 and it doesn't match the advertised title.  At Toitū Te Whenua we design our roles around shared capabilities (rather than focusing on tasks). This means our position descriptions are broad, one position description can cover many roles, this is known as Broad Based Role (BBR). Using BBR allows us to be responsive to our customers and to strengthen the connections across our organisation. It also gives us the flexibility to provide wider opportunities to our people, to further their careers.


Ngā mea e tukuna ana e tātau – What we offer our employees 

  • Interesting work which impacts Aotearoa as we care for whenua, moana and arawai
  • Eye & ear care reimbursements
  • Annual Flu Vaccinations
  • Reduced Health Insurance Premiums
  • Diverse groups and networks
  • If eligible for paid parental leave, you will be entitled to a top up payment for the first 18 weeks of the 26 weeks
  • A minimum of four weeks and three days annual leave


Te Tākinatanga - Our Story

Toitū Te Whenua plays a vital role in understanding, developing, and caring for New Zealand's whenua, moana and arawai (land, sea and waterways). Whether you're developing our products and services to support our customers, managing the Crown estate, engaging with our iwi partners, or helping us be an effective regulator, your contribution can make a difference. Our mahi helps New Zealanders have confidence that the development of our land, communities and country is being planned from an informed and expert position that balances environmental, social, cultural, and economic considerations. Now and for future generations.


Our Kia Toipoto Intentions - Public Service Gender, Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Pay Gap Action Plan

Toitū Te Whenua is a diverse team of individuals with different experience and perspectives. This drives our culture and high performance.  We know that people from underrepresented groups and women in particular don't apply for roles if they're not a 100% match, but we're not looking for perfection, we're looking for potential.  As an inclusive and supportive employer, we value difference and want to encourage anyone interested to apply, regardless of whether you tick all the boxes or not. As an organisation we embrace diversity, encourage work life balance and have a flexible approach to the way we work which means you will quickly feel connected and valued.


Tono mai - How to Apply

If you're eyeing up this role and believe you've got what it takes, please apply or get in touch with the team. 

To apply, please click “Apply Online.” You'll be taken through to our Toitū Te Whenua Careers Centre where you'll be able to review further information about the responsibilities and accountabilities of this role in the Position Description. You'll be able to complete your online application form and upload a copy of your CV/Cover Letter.

Please note, while applications close Friday 01 December 2023, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position. 

If you have any questions about this role or working at Toitū Te Whenua, please email and our Recruitment Team will be in touch with you.