Data and Information Disclosure Manager, Infrastructure Regulation

Ko mātou tēnei | Who we are

Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, fair trading, consumer credit and economic 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.

The Commission is going through an exciting period of growth, driven by increases in its functions, duties and powers, and supported by additional Government funding.

The aim of our newly established Infrastructure Regulation branch is to make New Zealanders better off through the economic regulation of monopoly infrastructure in Aotearoa. We are looking for a manager to lead the team responsible for Data and Information Disclosure (ID). This is a permanent position, based in our Wellington or Auckland office with flexible working options available.

Mō te tūranga | About the role

The use of data is increasingly affecting every aspect of our lives. Our Infrastructure Regulation branch is no different which is why we are looking for someone to drive our data and information management and help improve the performance of regulated businesses.

Reporting to the Head of Performance and Understanding, you will play a critical role in helping establish our newly created Data and ID team and shape how we undertake this new role. Leading a team of analysts, you will collect and manage data to support the branch, set and maintain Information Disclosure data for all regulated sectors, and manage all enquires for the branch. Your team will be responsible for managing data quality within the database and continue work underway to build automations to support compliance checking for data completeness and whether data is within predictable ranges set by requirements.

This is an opportunity to use your data management and leadership experience to make a real difference across all sectors that we regulate. Initially, your focus will be on building a dedicated and supportive team to support your critical work programme.

He kōrero mōu | About you

We are looking for someone with:

  • an authentic leadership style who can build and develop a high performing team
  • strategic experience in data and information management
  • proven project management experience, and track record of delivering
  • the ability to think strategically, and to manage and prioritise a portfolio of work
  • an in-built drive to get things done
  • the ability to use different information and data sources to draw insights and conclusions
  • well-developed relationship management skills
  • an understanding of economic regulation and/or experience in electricity, gas, fuel, telecommunications, or government regulation (preferable, but not essential)
  • experience with compliance and enforcement work and/or monitoring the performance of different sectors (preferable, but not essential).

Read more about the skills, experience and knowledge required for this position in the position description.

Te wāhi mahi | Working here

We’re friendly and collaborative and enjoy interesting work that contributes to a shared vision of making New Zealanders better off. Career growth and development is not only supported and encouraged, it’s a part of everyday life here. We also offer a range of benefits to show that we’ll value your mahi, including generous leave entitlements, study support, a range of wellness initiatives and competitive remuneration.

We are committed to our people’s wellbeing. Any support needed is freely given, providing the opportunity for everyone to thrive. Our flexible working options are key to supporting that goal and our people have the technology they need to make it happen. We even offer a contribution to working from home set up costs. Our environment is inclusive, and our people know they are free to be their authentic selves at work and structure the way they work to suit their lifestyle.

The health, safety and wellbeing of all Commerce Commission people is a top priority. To continue to maintain a safe workplace for all our employees, the Commerce Commission asks that you provide details of your vaccination status as part of the application process.

Ka pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

If you want to contribute to our vision to make New Zealanders better off, please apply now via Seek (AucklandWellington)

For any queries contact Liz Martin on 04 924 3625. Closing date for applications Sunday 13 February 2022.

Note: when applying for this position you will be directed to a third-party site (www.seek.co.nz). Read more about Seek’s privacy policy here.

Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We seek diversity of thought; we welcome and encourage you to apply regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability or flexible work status and we particularly encourage applications from those of any under-represented groups. If we can support you with specific accommodations in any part of the recruitment process, please note this in your application or discuss with the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Financial Modelling Manager, Infrastructure Regulation

    Ko mātou tēnei | Who we are

    Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, fair trading, consumer credit and economic 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.

    The Commission is going through an exciting period of growth, driven by increases in its functions, duties and powers, and supported by additional Government funding.

    Our newly established Infrastructure Regulation branch exists to make New Zealanders better off through the economic regulation of monopoly infrastructure in Aotearoa. We are looking for an experienced manager to lead the team responsible for our financial modelling. This is a permanent position, based in our Wellington or Auckland office, with flexible working options available.

    Mō te tūranga | About the role

    Reporting to the Head of Performance and Understanding, you will play a critical role in helping establish our newly created Financial Modelling team and shape how we undertake this new role. You will lead a team of modellers and analysts to deliver accurate financial modelling to support our regulation of infrastructure as well as provide robust advice on the financial position of our regulated businesses. You will also make cost of capital (Weighted Average Cost of Capital) determinations and monitor the financial position of regulated businesses.

    This is an opportunity to use your financial modelling and leadership experience to make a real difference across all sectors that we regulate. Initially, your focus will be on building a dedicated and supportive team to support your critical work programme.

    He kōrero mōu | About you

    We are looking for someone with:

  • an authentic leadership style who can build and develop a high performing team
  • strategic experience in financial modelling including profitability assessments, cashflow analysis and WACC determinations
  • the ability to see the big picture and step back from the detail
  • proven project management experience, and track record of delivering
  • the ability to think strategically, and to manage and prioritise a portfolio of work
  • an in-built drive to get things done
  • the ability to use different information and data sources to draw insights and conclusions
  • well-developed relationship management skills
  • an understanding of economic regulation and/or experience in electricity, gas, fuel, telecommunications, or government regulation (preferable, but not essential)
  • Read more about the skills, experience and knowledge required for this position in the position description.

    Te wāhi mahi | Working here

    We’re friendly and collaborative and enjoy interesting work that contributes to a shared vision of making New Zealanders better off. Career growth and development is not only supported and encouraged, it’s a part of everyday life here. We also offer a range of benefits to show that we’ll value your mahi, including generous leave entitlements, study support, a range of wellness initiatives and competitive remuneration.

    We are committed to our people’s wellbeing. Any support needed is freely given, providing the opportunity for everyone to thrive. Our flexible working options are key to supporting that goal and our people have the technology they need to make it happen. We even offer a contribution to working from home set up costs. Our environment is inclusive, and our people know they are free to be their authentic selves at work and structure the way they work to suit their lifestyle.

    The health, safety and wellbeing of all Commerce Commission people is a top priority. To continue to maintain a safe workplace for all our employees, the Commerce Commission asks that you provide details of your vaccination status as part of the application process.

    Ka pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

    If you want to contribute to our vision to make New Zealanders better off, please apply now via Seek (AucklandWellington)

    For any queries contact Liz Martin on 04 924 3625. Closing date for applications Sunday 13 February 2022.

    Note: when applying for this position you will be directed to a third-party site (www.seek.co.nz). Read more about Seek’s privacy policy here.

    Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We seek diversity of thought; we welcome and encourage you to apply regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability or flexible work status and we particularly encourage applications from those of any under-represented groups. If we can support you with specific accommodations in any part of the recruitment process, please note this in your application or discuss with the Talent Acquisition Partner.

General Manager, Infrastructure Regulation

  • Newly created position as a result of a reorganisation
  • Splitting of the current Economic Regulation branch into two branches
  • Exceptional leadership skills required – Bring strategy to life

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer, consumer credit and economic regulatory agency. It plays a crucial role in ensuring New Zealand’s markets are competitive, consumers and businesses are well informed, and sectors with little or no competition are appropriately regulated.

The Commission is an independent Crown entity responsible for enforcing laws relating to competition, fair trading, and consumer credit contracts. It also has regulatory responsibilities in relation to the electricity, gas, telecommunications, fibre, fuel, dairy, and airport sectors.

Due to its growth as an organisation, growing expectations, a growing focus in the Infrastructure Regulation area (including potential future legislative changes) and the desire to increase capacity for its senior leaders to collaborate more effectively with key stakeholders and across the organisation, this new role within the Commission’s senior leadership team has been created.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this tier 2 role is an exciting and unique opportunity for a talented General Manager to lead, develop and be accountable for the Commission’s Infrastructure regulatory function.

The Infrastructure Regulation branch’s work makes New Zealanders better off through the economic regulation of infrastructure in Aotearoa, where there is limited competition, and responsibility for outcomes associated with regulatory systems (Part 4 of the Commerce Act and Part 6 of the Telco Act).

As there is a great deal of consistency in the tools used across the different sectors where there are existing and mature regulatory regimes for infrastructure regulation, the branch is structured by a regulatory tool – Price Quality regulation and Information Disclosure regulation.

Your superior and proven leadership skills, alongside an absolute determination to contribute at all levels will drive the Infrastructure branch to contribute collaboratively across the business, and externally, as the Commission continues to implement its Fit for the Future programme of work.

To be considered for this position, your knowledge and experience will include:

  • being a senior leader, with a track record of turning ideas into tangible delivery through inspiring a focused and committed team
  • an in-depth understanding of economic regulation, or as a minimum, other regulatory systems, and how you can apply that knowledge in this role
  • ideally, deep expertise in the infrastructure sector
  • a track record of collaboration and building strong stakeholder relationships
  • in-depth understanding of the machinery of government, the regulatory systems and regulatory tools, applied across strategy, enforcement, operational policy, and stakeholder engagement.

This is a critical senior role in the Commission and provides opportunity for government and business savvy executives to play a key role for the Commission in developing and operating a Fit for the Future regulatory regime providing long-term benefits for New Zealanders.

To learn more about this role, please read the position description.

Application process

Please email your CV to graeme@swr.nz or tony@swr.nz. Applications close on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Diversity Works logoFor further information in strictest confidence, please contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101 or Graeme Sandri on 029 248 8502.