Analyst/Senior Analyst, Regulation

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

Our Regulation Branch is looking for an Analyst or Senior Analyst to join its Telecommunications (“Telco”) team and contribute to high quality studies and reports, monitoring and analysis of the telecommunications market, and regulatory investigations.

This is a full time, fixed-term position for 12 months, based in our Wellington office.

Applications to undertake the role as an Inter-agency secondment would be welcomed. Flexible working arrangements are also available.

The role

As an Analyst or Senior Analyst you will work as part of a team tasked with developing and applying economic regulation as well as monitoring, analysing data, and reporting on the performance of the telecommunications sector. This work will also include monitoring retail service quality and presenting it in a way that helps consumers choose their telecommunications services.

Reporting to the Manager Networks and Compliance, this role will contribute to ensuring the telecommunications market functions well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.

What you will have

You will need to be organised and able to work within regulatory frameworks and project teams. You will be able to clearly articulate the rationale behind your analysis and make practical focused recommendations that can withstand rigorous scrutiny.

You will also have:

  • the ability to think, write, and communicate clearly
  • a passion for working with and analysing data and developing industry knowledge
  • a degree in an analytical field (e.g. economics, law, finance, engineering)
  • an understanding of economic principles and the ability to interpret legislation
  • experience working within a project management framework - meeting deadlines and making time/quality/cost trade-offs; and
  • excellent relationship management skills.

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

We look for energetic, dedicated, motivated people who understand the principles of competitive markets, and are interested in ensuring the Commission delivers the benefits of competitive markets to New Zealand's consumers and businesses.

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We are open to flexible working arrangements and place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has an opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Read the position descriptions to find out more about this role – Analyst, Senior Analyst

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. For any queries, contact Nikki McGurk on 04 924 3606.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 21 May 2019.

Senior Investigator, Competition

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well, and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

Our Competition and Consumer Branch is looking for a talented investigator to join their competition investigations team who has the confidence to lead competition investigations. This is a full time, permanent position based in either our Wellington or Auckland offices.

The role

The Competition and Consumer Branch aims to ensure markets are competitive and consumers’ interests are protected. The Branch helps businesses to understand their obligations and consumers to know their rights.

As a Senior Investigator in the competition investigations team, you will be leading complex competition investigations which may include mergers or restrictive trade practices. As part of this, you will be required to work with both internal and external stakeholders, developing strong relationships to get the work completed. You will be gathering, reviewing and analysing complex information and then presenting this either verbally or in writing.

You will need to be confident and able to effectively lead multiple pieces of work.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who can:

  • comfortably lead investigations
  • gather information through a variety of key investigative techniques including analysis of documents, interviews and market research
  • understand economic principles and legislation and be able to apply this information to real life situations
  • operate within a multidisciplinary project environment
  • have excellent communications skills and sound judgement

A tertiary qualification, ideally in law or economics is also required.

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

We look for energetic, dedicated, motivated people who understand the principles of competitive markets, and are interested in ensuring the Commission delivers the benefits of competitive markets to New Zealand's consumers and businesses.

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Read more about this role in the position description.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. For any queries contact Janet Rees on 04 924 3719.

Applications close 5pm on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.

Assistant Investigator/Investigator, Competition

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well, and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

Our Competition and Consumer Branch is looking for a talented junior investigator who has the capability and drive to join our competition investigations teams working on merger, cartel and competition related investigations. This is a full time, permanent position based in either our Wellington or Auckland offices.

The role

The Competition and Consumer Branch aims to ensure markets are more competitive and consumers’ interests are protected. The Branch helps businesses to understand their obligations and consumers to know their rights.

This is a significant opportunity for a junior team member to join our competition investigations team which undertakes merger and restrictive trade practice investigations.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • supporting investigation 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.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who can:

  • unravel complex issues
  • understand economic principles and legislation and be able to apply this information to real life situations
  • operate within a multidisciplinary project environment
  • have excellent communications skills and sound judgement.

A tertiary qualification, ideally in law or economics is also required.

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

We look for energetic, dedicated, motivated people who understand the principles of competitive markets, and are interested in ensuring the Commission delivers the benefits of competitive markets to New Zealand's consumers and businesses.

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Read the position descriptions to find out about this role – Assistant Investigator, Investigator.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. For any queries contact Janet Rees on 04 924 3719.

Applications close 5pm on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.

Analyst/Senior Analyst, Fibre Regulation Team

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand's competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

Our Regulation Branch is looking for an Analyst or Senior Analyst to join their Fibre team which is responsible for designing and implementing a new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s ultrafast fibre broadband networks.

This is a full time, fixed-term position for 18 months, based in our Wellington office. Applications to undertake the role as an Inter-agency secondment would be welcomed. Flexible working arrangements are also available.

The role

The Fibre team is tasked with regulating more than $5 billion worth of assets in challenging timeframes. This includes setting the maximum revenue Chorus can earn from its customers and the minimum quality standards it must meet, as well as public information disclosure requirements for Chorus and three local fibre companies. The new regime will apply from 2022.

As an Analyst, you will be responsible for a diverse range of work including developing regulatory rules and processes, setting revenue limits, analysing data, and delivering reports.

Your day-to-day role is likely to involve:

  • presenting recommendations to Commissioners
  • working collaboratively with others in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • working with a diverse range of stakeholders such as regulated businesses, industry bodies, and government agencies
  • leading and drafting key policy decisions
  • project management
  • coaching and mentoring junior staff (Senior Analysts).

What you will have

You will need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment, able to think, write and communicate clearly and be proactive and solutions-focused. You will be inquisitive with sound critical thinking skills.

You will also have:

  • the ability to understand economic principles and interpret Government legislation
  • experience in financial or economic modelling
  • policy or regulatory experience
  • experience working in the telecommunications sector
  • experience working within a project management framework
  • strong relationship management skills.

Ideally you will also have a university degree in an analytical field (e.g. commerce, law, engineering).

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

We look for energetic, dedicated, motivated people who understand the principles of competitive markets, and are interested in ensuring the Commission delivers the benefits of competitive markets to New Zealand's consumers and businesses.

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Read the position descriptions to find out more about this role – Analyst, Senior Analyst.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. For any queries, contact Nikki McGurk on 04 924 3606.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 21 May 2019.