Manager, Mergers, 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 a Manager to lead the Mergers team and make a significant contribution to merger review in New Zealand. This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Wellington or Auckland office.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Competition this role leads a dedicated and supportive team, playing a key role in maintaining competition in the New Zealand market.

The Mergers Manager is focussed on leading a team of professionals, portfolio planning, managing people and resourcing, and providing strategic, technical and thought leadership to their team on mergers.

You will need the ability to lead and communicate clear priorities and to manage through managers. Having experience in the competition environment will ensure you know when to get into the detail of high priority or high profile or complex mergers and when to trust in your team’s expertise.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • strong people management capability
  • the ability to think strategically, and to manage and prioritise a portfolio of work
  • well-developed relationship management skills
  • the ability to present complex information and advice succinctly
  • experience analysing the competitive impact of mergers.

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, Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Performance Adviser, Organisation Performance

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our vision 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’s Organisation Performance (OP) Branch is passionate about providing exceptional service and creating the most effective environment for the Commission to achieve its goals. Our Finance and Performance team is part of OP and is seeking to appoint a Performance Adviser who has a strong drive to contribute to both the success of OP and the Commission. This is a permanent full-time role based in our Wellington office.

The role

We are looking for a pro-active individual who has the strong ability to successfully work across the organisation and able to build collaborative working relationships.

In this role your main focus will include:

  • assistance with business planning
  • supporting the production of high-quality accountability documents (eg, Annual Report, Statement of Intent, Briefings to Incoming Ministers)
  • assisting in developing meaningful performance measures and reporting to support sound decision-making.

What you will have

Ideally you will have:

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

Read more about this role in the position description.

What we offer

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.

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.

Apply now

If you think you are the person we are looking for we would love to hear from you. Please send a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role along with a copy of your CV to work@comcom.govt.nz

For more information about the role contact Samantha Fallon on 04 924 3621 621.

Applications for the role close 5pm, Monday 25 March 2019.

Senior Legal Counsel, Competition and Consumer

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

Our Competition and Consumer Branch is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel with admirable academic credentials and excellent advisory skills to join our Competition Legal team. This is a full time, permanent position, based in our Wellington or Auckland offices.

The role

The Competition Legal team advises on merger clearances and authorisations, anti-competitive conduct investigations and market studies. The team also initiates, manages and advises on litigation under the legislation enforced by the Commission, particularly under the Commerce Act. We defend appeals and judicial review challenges arising out of the Commission’s work in these areas, and we contribute to investigations, communications, law reform and other projects by providing legal advice and strategic input.

You will be involved in a wide variety of projects that are of real importance to the New Zealand economy and its consumers. Appointees will have a docket of work that is stimulating and challenging and will be part of a team of respected specialists.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has demonstrable expertise in the following areas:

  • Advising on competition law issues
  • Working in mixed discipline teams with external and internal specialists, counsel and witnesses
  • Legal drafting and litigation management
  • Confidently representing clients and advocating legal issues
  • Planning projects and achieving project goals
  • Knowledge of New Zealand legal practice and procedure.

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 that 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 .

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, Monday 1 April 2019.