Senior Performance Adviser, Organisation Performance

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off.

Our Organisation Performance (OP) Branch is looking for a Senior Performance Adviser to join their Finance and Performance team to contribute to both the success of OP and the Commission. This is a full-time permanent role, based in our Wellington office.

The role

At the Commission, the Organisation Performance (OP) Branch is passionate about providing exceptional service and creating the most effective environment for the Commission to achieve its goals.

Your main focus will include:

  • oversight of the Commission’s business planning process
  • leading the production of accountability documents (eg, Annual Report, Statement of Intent, Briefings to Incoming Ministers)
  • leading internal performance measurement and reporting.

What you will have

We are looking for a pro-active individual who can successfully work across the organisation and who can build collaborative working relationships. You will also have:

  • significant experience in a similar role with a relevant tertiary qualification
  • demonstrated experience in performance measurement, business planning and reporting
  • excellent verbal/written communication and analytical skills.

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 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 Samantha Fallon on 04 924 3621.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 28 January 2019.

Enquiry Officer, Competition and Consumer

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off.

Our Competition and Consumer Branch is looking for Enquiries Officers to join their Enquiries team. You will be the first point of contact for consumers and businesses, and support the Commerce Commissions’ approach to trader compliance through education and enforcement.

We have one full time position for a fixed-term of 12 months and another part-time fixed term role which would suit someone who would prefer to work reduced hours. Both roles are based in our Wellington office.

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.

Using your excellent interpersonal skills, strong analytical skills and your knowledge of legal frameworks you will gather information to identify potential breaches of law, and then provide high quality, succinct and accurate assessments and recommendations.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has:

  • proven ability to research and analyse complex information to identify key issues
  • an ability to apply their knowledge of the law to accurately assess information and make informed screening recommendations
  • strong communications skills both written and verbal
  • excellent customer service experience; dealing with complex issues and descaling conflict
  • sound judgment and the ability to successfully prioritise multiple pieces of work
  • experience working in a legal, investigative or compliance environment.

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 Samantha Fallon on 04 924 3621.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 24 January 2019.

Operations and Legal Support Officer, Competition and Consumer

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off.

Our Competition and Consumer Branch is looking for an Operations and Legal Support Officer to join their Operations and Legal Support team to help provide project and operational support to the Branch. This is a full time, permanent position based in our Auckland office.

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.

We are currently looking for an exceptionally organised Operations and Legal Support Officer to provide key project support for our branch teams.

On a day to day basis this role will see you:

  • creating and maintaining investigative files
  • preparing project status and update reports
  • booking travel and accommodation
  • assisting with trial preparation and bundles
  • providing general administrative support.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has:

  • previous administration experience
  • an eye for detail
  • the ability to prioritise multiple pieces of work
  • a positive, can do attitude
  • exceptional 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 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 Kylie Savage on 04 924 3612.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 29 January 2019.

Analysts/Senior Analysts, 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 Analysts and Senior Analysts to join their Energy, Airports and Dairy portfolio which has regulatory responsibilities for electricity lines companies, major international airports, gas pipelines businesses, and dairy, industries that are essential to everyday life and the economy.

We have several opportunities ranging in duration (6-12-month fixed term, permanent), based in our Wellington office and are open to flexible working arrangements.

The role

As an Analyst or 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 includes the development of regulatory rules and process, setting of revenue limits, sector reviews, data analysis and reporting.

We are looking for people who can own and drive forward analysis that will underpin our public decisions. Depending on your skills and/or experience, there may also be opportunities to support or lead the project management functions of our work.

Currently we have processes underway for setting revenue limits and quality standards for the owner and operator of the national electricity grid, and 17 regional electricity distributors, as well as ongoing analysis of the performance of all sectors we regulate.

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 focussed recommendations that can withstand rigorous scrutiny.

You will also have:

  • the ability to think, write, and communicate clearly
  • a passion for analysing information and developing industry knowledge
  • a degree in an analytical field, eg, 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
  • excellent relationship management skills.

We also have opportunities for those with strong modelling skills with experience using excel and/or Stata. Ideally you will have a background in one of the regulated sectors such as electricity, gas, airports and/or dairy, however this is not essential.

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 the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Read more about this role in the Analyst position description or the Senior Analyst position description.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. For any queries, contact Kylie Savage on 04 924 3612.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 31 January 2019.