Vacancies

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.

Economist / Senior Economist, Regulation

  • An opportunity to help make New Zealanders better off
  • Wellington-based role
  • Internationally competitive salary

We have exciting opportunities for talented and enthusiastic Economists and Senior Economists to join our high performing organisation. These roles will form part of a team of economists that provide economic analysis and advice throughout the regulatory work of the Commission.

Working for New Zealand’s competition and regulatory authority will provide you with wide reaching experience in all aspects of regulatory economics. Our regulatory responsibilities currently cover telecommunications, electricity and gas networks, airports and dairy sectors. You will be working alongside experienced economists in a stimulating, collegial and fast moving environment providing advice to decision makers within the Commission and will be a key member of project teams. This provides an opportunity to work on innovative issues and expand your knowledge.

You will need to demonstrate:

· an understanding of microeconomics, ideally covering industrial organisation
· enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
· strong team work skills in a multi-disciplinary environment
· experience working within regulatory or competition economics, eg in a regulated industry, for a regulator or competition authority
· strong communication and influencing skills.

A postgraduate qualification in economics or a closely related field is desirable.

Find out more about this opportunity in the position description below, or contact Nicola Gee on 04 924 3795 for further information.

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 24 August 2017.

Senior Legal Counsel, Competition  

  • Wellington or Auckland based
  • Complex competition litigation and advice
  • Multidisciplinary project environment

The Commission’s purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders.

The Commerce Commission is seeking a talented lawyer with admirable academic credentials and excellent advisory skills to join our Competition Legal team.

The Competition Legal team advises on merger clearances and authorisations, and on anticompetitive conduct investigations. The team also initiates, manages and advises on litigation under the legislation enforced by the Commission, particularly under the Commerce, Fair Trading and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Acts. We defend appeals and judicial review challenges arising out of the Commission’s work in these areas, and we contribute to investigations, communications, law reform and other projects by providing legal advice and strategic input.

The successful applicant will be involved in a wide variety of projects that are of real importance to the New Zealand economy and its consumers. Appointees will have a docket of work that is stimulating and challenging, and will be part of a team of respected specialists.

To be successful in this position you will have demonstrable expertise in the following areas:

· advising on competition law issues
· working with external and internal specialists, counsel and witnesses
· legal drafting and advocacy
· helping solve problems in mixed discipline teams
· planning projects and achieving project goals
· knowledge of New Zealand legal practice and procedure.

Ideally you will have private law-firm experience. You will demonstrate leadership qualities and be able to exercise good independent judgement.

The Commerce Commission offers competitive remuneration packages and ongoing professional development in a modern and supportive work environment.

Find out more about this opportunity in the position description below, or contact Janet Rees on 04 924 3719 for further information.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, your CV and academic transcript to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 8 August 2017.

Chief Information Officer, Organisation Performance 

  • Wellington based
  • Delivery of high quality information strategy and systems

The Commerce Commission is currently recruiting for an exceptional Chief Information Officer to support the Commission’s strategic and operational goals and to provide strong leadership to the Information Systems (IS) team.

In this role you will drive IS projects to completion within deadlines, ensuring outcomes are met and engaging internal and external stakeholders as required. Your collaborative approach and strong influencing skills will be key to your success in this role. You will also effectively use your strong management and leadership skills to guide and develop members of the IS team.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in:

· developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders
· leading and managing a team of professionals
· developing and implementing system strategies and delivering solutions that will take the organisation to the next level
· establishing strong system and programme governance
· providing efficient and effective information and technology services

Find out more about this opportunity in the position description below, or contact Samantha Fallon on 04 924 3621 for further information.

To apply for this role forward a covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role and a copy of your CV to work@comcom.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm, Monday 7 August 2017.

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