Senior Procurement Adviser

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

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Procurement Adviser to join our Finance and Performance team and shape the Commission's procurement and contract management settings. This team is responsible for maintaining the Commission’s financial, reporting and performance functions.

This is a full time, permanent position based in our Wellington office.

The role

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, you will oversee the Commission wide procurement and contract management settings including policy, procedures and systems. Being the sole procurement specialist, you will have the ability to shape things your way.

You will ensure the Commission is meeting internal and external reporting requirements, robust internal controls are in place, and contracts are appropriately managed. You will support the Commission with its procurement activities such as the use of All of Government contracts and supporting the Commission when we approach the market to purchase goods and services.

The Commission procures a range of goods and services to support our operating activities. These contracts generally tend to be modest in size, and in the professional services areas.

You will liaise and support staff with these contracts, educating and building procurement knowledge across the organisation.

You will be part of a fun and close-knit team who have a reputation for their strong people skills and a high customer service ethic.

What you will have

Along with the ability to build strong relationships you will be a pragmatic self-starter who can work autonomously and is business focused. You will be passionate about helping people and enabling them to do a good job.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a minimum of 2-3 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement and/or contract management practises
  • broad knowledge of the practical application of procurement best practice
  • relevant tertiary qualification or related experience
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to think logically and strategically
  • government experience is advantageous but not essential.

What we offer

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment that offers interesting and challenging work. We are passionate about our work and have a culture that values respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We proactively support your development through on-the-job learning, conferences and seminars, workshops and training courses.

We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

Read more about this role in the position description.

Apply now

To apply for this opportunity please send your CV and covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz. Alternatively, contact Liz on (04) 924 3625 for further information.Diversity Works logo

Applications for this position close on Sunday 27 September 2020.

Senior Security Adviser

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

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Security Adviser to join our Organisational Performance leadership team and enhance the Commissions security settings. We are also interested in hearing from candidates with Adviser level experience who are ready to step up to a senior level role.

This is a full time, permanent position based in our Wellington office.

The role

Reporting directly to the Chief Security Officer, you will provide strategic support and advice to the whole organisation on all aspects of protective security. Your challenge will be enabling the business to balance the security and safety risks of our people while ensuring we still achieve our core purpose.

You will work with the organisation to ensure an uplift in our security programme. This includes the development of our Security Framework, the development and embedding of policies and standards, and providing timely, practical and fit for purpose security advice to all. This is your chance to shape how security will look within the Commission

What you will have

Along with the ability to build strong relationships you will be a pragmatic self-starter who can work autonomously and is business focused.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • extensive knowledge and experience in managing physical security and safety, as well as personnel and information security in a diverse environment
  • excellent knowledge and understanding of the government mandated Protective Security Requirements
  • relevant tertiary qualification or related experience.
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • ability to think logically and strategically.
  • government experience is advantageous but not essential.

What we offer

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment that offers interesting and challenging work. We are passionate about our work and have a culture that values respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We proactively support your development through on-the-job learning, conferences and seminars, workshops and training courses.

We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

Read more about this role in the position description.

Apply now

To apply for this opportunity please send your CV and covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz. Alternatively, contact Liz on (04) 924 3625 for further information.Diversity Works logo

Applications for this position close on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Senior Information Security Adviser

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

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Information Security Adviser to join our Information Services team and enhance the Commission’s information security settings.

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

The role

Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, you will provide expert advice on information security and risk management. You will also support the CIO and the wider organisation to embed and enhance our Security Governance, Risk and Assurance strategies and practices.

Your key responsibilities in the position will be to review our cyber security tools and service providers, implement the certificate and accreditation process and complete any remedial action required.

You will work with the organisation to set the framework up for success and increase the maturity of our information security. This is your chance to shape how information security will look within the Commission.

Read more about this role in the position description.

What you will have

Along with the ability to build strong relationships you will be a pragmatic self-starter who can work autonomously and is business focused.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience in implementing certification and accreditation for systems
  • experience with the NZISM, PSR and GCDO framework
  • familiarity with ISO 27001/2 and 31000, PCI DSS, NIST CSF, OWASP and SOC frameworks
  • knowledge of ICT Assurance practices, including the AOG ICT Assurance guidelines and policies
  • excellent knowledge and understanding of risk management practices and frameworks
  • relevant tertiary qualification or related experience
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to think logically and strategically
  • government experience is advantageous but not essential.

What we offer

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment that offers interesting and challenging work. We are passionate about our work and have a culture that values respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We proactively support your development through on-the-job learning, conferences and seminars, workshops and training courses.

We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

Apply now

To apply for this opportunity please send your CV and covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz. Alternatively, contact Liz Martin on (04) 924 3625 for further information.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Communications Adviser

  • Fixed-term contract (9 months)
  • Modern central city offices in Wellington
  • Close knit, supportive 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.

We are looking for a Communications Adviser who can work closely with our Communications team to effectively manage our website and intranet. This position is a 9-month parental leave cover.

The role

Are you energetic and passionate about quality communications? Do you have excellent attention to detail? Are you undaunted by the challenge of working with complex information? This role could be for you.

Our busy Communications team works across all aspects of internal and external communications including managing a high media profile, website and intranet content, publications and stakeholder relations. This Wellington based role has particular focus on managing our website and intranet. However, you will also be involved with a variety of communications tasks.

Read more about this role in the position description.

What you will have

You will ideally have no less than 4 years communications experience, understand publishing processes and have a keen eye for detail. You will also need web skills – ability to operate a CMS is a must.

As a team-player you will also need to multi-task, enjoy working in a very busy environment and be able to build strong working relationships at all levels.

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work we do to make New Zealanders better off. We have a great working environment and culture where everyone is valued.

We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds. Having excellent people is critical to our success and we prioritise supporting and developing our people to reach their full potential.

We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity. We promise interesting and challenging work. 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 the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Apply now

If this sounds like you and you are keen to work in a great team where chocolate and baking are regularly available, we would love to hear from you.

Please send a covering email/letter and a copy of your CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. Alternatively, contact Liz Martin on (04) 924 3625 for further information.

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 4 October 2020.