New Zealand Law Society - Principal Policy Advisor - Market Performance

Principal Policy Advisor - Market Performance

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE

  • Influence the policy and regulatory settings that underpin trade and commerce in New Zealand
  • Unique opportunity to shape the long term performance of some of New Zealand’s most important domestic sectors
  • Lead the Government’s response to Commerce Commission competition market studies
  • Salary range: $132,417 to $160,472 p.a.

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced policy professional to take the lead as a Principal Policy Advisor for our Market Performance team.  This is a new team within the Small Business, Commerce and Consumer Policy (SBCCP) branch of the Building Resources and Markets business group. MBIE’s SBCCP branch is the Government’s lead advisor on the commercial environment in which all New Zealand businesses and consumers operate. We look after the laws and institutions that underpin how businesses and consumers interact with each other including: competition, fair trading and consumer guarantees, financial conduct, corporate governance, intellectual property, and stewardship of the dispute resolution system.

The Market Performance team will support the Commerce and Consumer Affairs portfolio focused on responding to market studies, taking a longer-term view of the functioning of markets and identifying sectors where future competition studies might be justified. This is a unique opportunity to support the Government to respond to market studies completed by the Commerce Commission to ensure that our markets are competitive and support broader government objectives such as driving innovation and productivity.
We have a great culture and team that work collaboratively to get things done. We put a lot of focus on talking to our stakeholders, and understanding what is actually happening in the market. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and experience required:

  •  Partnering with policy manager to drive the strategic policy agenda and set the direction in the team’s policy domain
  • Ability to lead complex policy and strategy work programmes that make the most of generalist and technical staff – from policy development through to implementation
  • An understanding of the Competition and Consumer sector
  • In-depth understanding of the policy production process, including stakeholder consultation processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to influence critical decision makers such as Ministers and senior sector leaders, and drive change
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of machinery of government
  • Enjoy working on tricky problems, generating ideas and coming up with solutions

Come join us make a difference to New Zealanders

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It

Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply:

View a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process. Email Paige at quoting ref MBIE/5938 if you have any further questions.

Applications close Sunday the 3rd of July 11:59pm.

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