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The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders.

Assistant Analyst or Analyst, Competition and Consumer 

  • New Zealand's competition and regulatory agency
  • Competition law and economics
  • Enquiring minds

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented junior investigator who has the capability and drive to join our investigations teams working on merger, cartel and competition related investigations.

This is a significant opportunity for a junior team member to join our Competition and Consumer branch. We are looking for an intelligent, confident individual with excellent communications skills and sound judgement who has a tertiary qualification, ideally in law and/or economics.

If you have the ability to understand economic principles and legislation, and apply this information to real life situations, and can unravel complex issues, you will relish this role.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • supporting project teams and learning from technical experts within the branch
  • gathering, researching and analysing complex information
  • presenting information either in writing or verbally
  • working with internal and external stakeholders
  • juggling multiple pieces of work.

The Commerce Commission is committed to on-going professional development, coaching and mentoring in a modern and supportive environment.

For more information refer to the position description below, alternatively you can contact Janet Rees, Senior HR Adviser on 04 924 3719.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 3 July 2018.

Chief Economist, Competition and Consumer

  • Expert competition economist
  • Member of branch leadership team

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition authority and economic regulator. The Competition branch is responsible for enforcing laws relating to competition and consumer protection.

In the competition area, this includes merger control and trade practices (dominance, cartel and other anti-competitive conduct) regulation. The Branch also plays an educational role with businesses and consumers to enhance compliance with these laws.

Reporting to the General Manager, Competition and Consumer, this is an exciting opportunity for a talented Chief Economist to lead the Economics team, and be part of the broader Competition and Consumer branch leadership team.

You will contribute significantly to our organisational reputation, being visible and trusted in all relevant situations. Your ability to form and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be vital to your success in this role.

You will have expert knowledge and experience with all aspects of antitrust/competition economics, including managing expert testimony for cases and supervising more junior economists. You may also have experience with other aspects of micro-economics and industrial organisation, as well as, econometrics or behavioural economics.

Your core strengths will include:

  • expert experience in the application of competition/antitrust economics to merger control
  • being a sophisticated economic adviser and thought leader – with an ability to provide strategic steers and to manage a team working across the full range of antitrust issues affecting markets
  • leading and developing a team of expert competition economists
  • having excellent judgement in handling complex competition and consumer issues
  • providing strategic leadership across a multi-disciplinary group with diverse functions
  • having highly effective relationship management ability at the most senior levels in the private or public sector.

For more information refer to the position description below, alternatively you can contact Janet Rees, Senior HR Adviser on 04 924 3719.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 5 July.

Chief Adviser, Regulation          

  • 12 month fixed term to cover a secondment
  • Wellington based role
  • Flexible working options available 
  • A supportive and collaborative environment   

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our branch has regulatory responsibilities in the electricity lines, gas pipelines, telecommunications, dairy and airport sectors.

We are seeking a Chief Adviser to join our team in the energy, airports and dairy portfolio to cover a team member who has taken up a secondment opportunity.                           

Reporting to the Manager, this role will form part of a dedicated, collaborative and hardworking project team and play a key role in developing regulatory rules and processes including sector reviews, and policy analysis to help make New Zealander’s better off.

We are keen to hear from those who: 

  • understand the big picture and how policy is implemented 
  • are politically savvy
  • are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and willing to learn new things
  • are collaborative with a strong sense of team and can work successfully in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • have a strong policy analysis background and a firm understanding of the principles of economic regulation
  • have excellent communication skills and experience managing key stakeholders
  • have a relevant analytical tertiary qualification
  • ideally have a background in one or more of the sectors we regulate. 

For more information refer to the position description below, alternatively call Nicola Gee, Senior HR Adviser on +64 (04) 924 3795 for a confidential chat.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 28 June 2018. 

Manager, Regulation 

  • Fixed term until December 2019
  • Wellington based role
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Focus on professional development

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our branch has economic regulatory responsibilities in the electricity lines, gas pipelines, telecommunications, dairy and airport sectors.

We are seeking an experienced and down to earth Manager to lead and develop our compliance work stream as part of the energy, airports and dairy regulation portfolio.

Reporting to the Head of Energy, Airports and Dairy, this role leads a dedicated, collaborative and supportive team and plays a key part in ensuring that regulated businesses meet the rules we have put in place to help New Zealanders to get great services from the energy, airports and diary sectors.

We are keen to hear from applicants with relevant experience who can demonstrate:

  • strong people management capability
  • the ability to think strategically and to manage and prioritise a portfolio of work
  • well-developed relationship management skills
  • an understanding of economic regulation and/or one or more of the sectors we regulate.

For more information refer to the position description below, alternatively call Nicola Gee, Senior HR Adviser on +64 (04) 924 3795 For a confidential chat.

To apply for this role send your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 28 June 2018.

Senior Analyst, Regulation

  • Energy, Airports and Dairy sector focus
  • 12 month fixed term 
  • Flexible working opportunities

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our branch has regulatory responsibilities in the electricity lines, gas pipelines, telecommunications, dairy and airport sectors.

We are seeking applications from positive and down to earth people who are interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary project team.

As a Senior Analyst you will be tasked with developing and applying economic regulation as well as analysing the performance of regulated businesses in New Zealand. This will include the development of regulatory rules and process, setting of revenue limits, sector reviews, data analysis and reporting. To be successful, you will be able to clearly articulate the rationale behind your analysis and make practical focussed recommendations that will withstand rigorous scrutiny. Ideally you will have a background in one of the regulated sectors such as electricity, gas, airports and/or dairy.

The successful candidate will require the following skills:

  • a degree in an analytical field (eg, economics, law, finance, engineering)
  • the ability to think, write and communicate clearly
  • a passion for analysing information and developing industry knowledge
  • an understanding of economic principles and the ability to interpret legislation
  • experience working within a project management framework as either the technical lead or a project manager
  • excellent relationship management skills.

For more information refer to the position description below, alternatively call Nicola Gee, Senior HR Adviser on +64 (04) 924 3795 for a confidential chat.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Adviser or Senior Adviser, Advocacy

  • Advising on legislative reform
  • Advocating and educating stakeholders
  • Wellington based

Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off because markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Adviser or Senior Adviser to join our Advocacy team in the Wellington office. This role will be responsible for leading or contributing to projects or work-streams on competition and consumer work. This role also supports the Commission with legislative reform that affects competition and consumer regulation.

With the support of our talented teams you will be well placed to understand emerging issues relating to competition and consumer matters. Using your strong legal and analytical skills, and your leadership qualities you will add value to the Commission’s work.

You will be providing advice and expert input to policy makers and parliament on policy development and legislative reviews. Engaging with industry groups to develop and implement strategies to help them to better understand and comply with competition and consumer legislation is also a focus of this role.

Being experienced with different advocacy tools that help improve levels of compliance with the law will help you succeed in this role. As will your ability to develop strong relationships within the Competition and Consumer branch and the broader Commission to share your knowledge and educate other.

If you thrive on making a difference, have the credibility to engage effectively on competition and consumer matters, and can communicate well, you will enjoy the challenges of this role.

Along with a legal qualification, ideally you will have:

  • significant knowledge of at least one of the Acts enforced by the Commission
  • experience managing projects or a programme of work
  • proven leadership qualities
  • excellent presentation and communications skills
  • an economics qualification.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, motivated and intelligent person to make a difference for the long term benefit of New Zealanders.

The Commerce Commission is committed to on-going professional development, coaching and mentoring in a modern and supportive environment.

For more information refer to the position description below, alternatively contact Janet Rees, Senior HR Adviser on 04 924 3719.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 21 June 2018.

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