Principal Credit Stakeholder Adviser, Competition and Consumer

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off.

Big changes are coming to credit legislation and we need an experienced leader to establish our new Credit Outreach team.

The role

We are looking for a Principal Credit Stakeholder Adviser to build and lead the new Credit Outreach team within our Strategy, Intelligence and Advocacy group. This is a permanent position, based in our Auckland office.

We would like someone who has the ability to engage and influence stakeholders. Who is confident dealing face-to-face in one-on-one situations or groups, presenting to larger groups and learning quickly about the stakeholders’ perspectives and the detail of their needs, and identifying opportunities of mutual benefit. This is a pivotal role and the work of the team will be a priority for the Commission. The Credit Outreach team will be dedicated to building strong and lasting engagement with the credit sector, key stakeholders and communities.

Key to the role is creating and implementing our credit outreach programme of work and supporting the Commission’s credit strategy. This will involve developing a programme of engagement to educate the sector and borrowers on important changes to the law. While also planning ongoing engagement with these stakeholders to educate and enable compliance with credit law, codes and guidelines. The team will work closely with colleagues to identify opportunities for engagement.

These consumer credit laws aim to ensure consumers are protected from irresponsible lending practices and other harmful lending conduct.

You will be part of a professional, multidisciplinary team in a collaborative and supportive work environment where people are passionate about the work that they do.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has:

  • proven track record of building strategic relationships that instill trust
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to articulate complex ideas in a way that anyone can understand
  • experience leading a team of professionals
  • highly attuned organisational and project management skills
  • proven ability to research and analyse complex information
  • a tertiary qualification in an analytical discipline

If you have experience of credit laws or have worked in a credit setting that would be advantageous

What we offer

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

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We're fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours. We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

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.

The Commission has an active social club, sports teams, diversity network and all staff and their family members have access to employment assistance services.

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 Shan on 04 924 3781

Applications close 5pm, 4 August 2019.Diversity Works logo

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 more about this role in these position descriptions: AnalystSenior 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.Diversity Works logo

Applications close 5pm, Friday 26 July 2019.

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 / Senior Analyst 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.

This is a 12-month fixed term position based in our Wellington office. Applications to undertake the role as an Inter-agency secondment would be welcomed.

The role

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, sector reviews, data analysis and reporting.

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

  • 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
  • project management

The role will provide you with an opportunity to work on projects that have an impact on New Zealand consumers, involving innovative issues to expand your knowledge.

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 to Commissioners that can withstand rigorous scrutiny.

You will also have:

  • a passion for analysing information 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
  • an understanding of policy development processes; and
  • excellent relationship management skills.

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.

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 these position descriptions: Analyst, Senior Analyst.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz. For any queries, contact Liz Martin on 04 924 3625.

Applications close 5pm, 23 July 2019.Diversity Works logo

Senior Compliance Adviser, Competition and Consumer

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 Senior Compliance Adviser to join the Strategy, Intelligence and Advocacy group. This is a permanent position, 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.

This is an interesting and challenging role where you will be working with traders to ensure they understand and are working within legislation enforced by the Commerce Commission.

As the Senior Compliance Adviser, you will be responsible for undertaking projects to improve trader compliance. This will include trying to understand why traders do not comply with the laws we enforce and thinking about what we can do to change that. Using your strong analytical, problem solving skills and communication you will be well placed to support the Commissions’ focus on enabling trader compliance. You will need the ability to apply your knowledge of the law to make informed decisions or recommendations.

You will be part of a professional, multidisciplinary team in a collaborative and supportive work environment where people are passionate about the work that they do.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has:

  • proven ability to research and analyse complex information
  • experience leading projects
  • strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • sound judgment and the ability to successfully prioritise multiple pieces of work
  • experience working in a legal, investigative or compliance environment
  • a tertiary qualification in an analytical discipline

What we offer

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

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We're fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours. We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

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.

The Commission has an active social club, sports teams, diversity network and all staff and their family members have access to employment assistance services.

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 Shan on 04 924 3781.

Applications close 5pm, 21 July 2019.Diversity Works logo