Who we are:
Every day New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) connects New Zealand export businesses with opportunities to grow and go global. Their success is our success. We also connect investors with New Zealand investment opportunities across companies, sectors and regions. If you are innovative with a can-do attitude, adventurous, and open to being challenged, then this might be the opportunity for you! Our people are based in 50 offices, working across 24 time zones and 40 languages to support New Zealand businesses in over 100 countries.
Our Finance team has an ambition to create a stronger, more agile and more connected finance function for NZTE. We will do this by shifting from back office to front office and truly earn the “title” of partner to our organisation, which will be a great step forward. As NZTE continues to flex its resources to support its strategy, there are amazing opportunities and challenges for the Finance team. We want to provide an awesome customer experience using automation and digitalisation to sync in with our internal partners to produce joined up delivery rather than manual and transactional individual processes.
What you’ll be doing:
Over a 12-month fixed term, you will be responsible for reviewing, rethinking and resetting the NZTE Insurance programme both locally and internationally. This will include analysis of our current state in New Zealand and across all of our global locations, as well as providing recommendations of improvements, running workshops, running an RFP, doing the doing, providing support and advice and ensuring we have a self-sustaining model to go forward with globally.
Relationships are key to the success of this role. You’ll be working with the NZTE Lead team and other senior leaders across our global organisation, as well as the Finance, People and Capability, Safety and Wellbeing teams. Externally you’ll have strong relationships with other Government agencies who have a similar purpose to NZTE (‘NZ Inc’) especially those from which co-locate offshore.
What you’ll need to be successful:
Your attitude and curiosity will set you apart from the rest, along with a background as an insurance subject matter expert with 5-10 years in risk and insurance and preferably in the public sector.
Strong relationship and interpersonal skills, you will be able to use and build on existing connections to leverage results, plus develop and maintain great relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Outstanding communication is key in this role, you will be able to tell a powerful, persuasive and inspiring story that captures the audience, with tact and diplomacy with leaders of industry, business and government to achieve planned outcomes. You will be action orientated and enjoy working hard; owns this project end to end, does what you say you’re going to do and is full of energy for the things you see as challenging.
Why you’ll love working here:
NZTE is a truly global organisation where we work across different time zones and offer flexibility because of this. We know that life isn’t all about work so we will give you the right technology to allow you to work anywhere and balance your time. Work life balance is important to us - our position is if it’s good for you, it’s good for the team and it’s good for NZTE - we see it as a benefit. On top of this, we also offer five weeks annual leave so you can have that extra time in the year to enjoy what you love doing!
Have a read of the position description on our careers page and apply before 9am Tuesday 29 October 2019 (NZ time).
We believe New Zealand is good for the world. We were the last to be discovered but the first to give women the vote. A country embracing its diverse landscapes and even greater diversity of its people. At NZTE it’s all about the people. We work flexibly at NZTE and we’re keen to talk to you about what that might mean for you in this role. We’re deeply connected to the diversity of our people across the globe and embrace how that drives our organisation and the country forward.