New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)

Director, NZDF Equipment Management Organisation

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 26-07-2018

$170k - $210k

New Zealand

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What you will do


You will lead and drive the enhancement of the existing equipment management function whilst introducing a new business model that delivers proactive, predictive, standardised and consistent practices for equipment management across the NZDF.  You will be accountable for the strategic through-life management of NZDF equipment ensuring it is fit for use.  As well as enhancing current business practices you will have a significant focus on stakeholder engagement and relationship management as well as anticipating future changing requirements, undertaking the planning and implementation within the organisation in order to meet those challenges.


What we need


We’re looking for a seasoned professional who is future looking, strategic and delivery focussed. You will be able to lead your team to deliver a structured approach to developing and delivering high quality equipment management, strategic planning, advice, research and analysis.  Knowledge of logistics and asset management methodologies, particularly ISO 55000, is essential.

You will be able to apply a range of proven industry approaches leveraging your skills and successful management experience at an executive level. Superior communication, customer and stakeholder relationship management skills will also crucial to your success in this role.


The background


The operational arm of the NZDF Equipment Management Organisation is already in place and in the short term you will need to strengthen the strategic planning, analytics, business support and future development functions for equipment management. You and your leadership team will first be embedded within the Consolidated Logistics Project to lead the design of these functions and build the required organisational capability. On 1 July 2019 the operational and support functions will come together under your leadership, reporting to the Commander of Logistics, to lead the new pan NZDF Equipment Management Organisation forwards.


Who we are


The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is charged with the defence of the nation, the security of its interests, and the protection of its fundamental values and institutions.  The NZDF comprises 14,000 military and civilian staff across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force, operating as ‘Three Services – One Force’


Why Us


We are a unique organisation contributing to the defence, security and well being of New Zealand every hour of every day, 365 days of the year. The creation of the new NZDF Equipment Management Organisation is a major once in twenty years initiative that will enhance how we deliver a safe and secure New Zealand and ensure the wellbeing of our communities and environment.

Come and be part of the change.  What we do matters!

How to Apply

 To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 26 July 2018.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:


Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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