Director - Defence Excellence

Job Title: Director - Defence Excellence
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland
REF: WG41882
Contact Details: Amaria George
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago
- Tier 3 opportunity
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
- Drive business excellence
- Wellington Location

Working for New Zealand Defence you contribute to the defence, security and wellbeing of New Zealand / Aotearoa. With an Army, Navy, Airforce and Corporate office this employer is clearly one of the most multi-layered diverse and complex organisations. With leading edge technology and innovation an ever changing landscape of new and exciting challenges and changes, why would you chose to work anywhere else?

Your office will be based in Wellington, opposite the bus terminal and across the road from the train station. Less than 30 minutes commute from most suburbs and affordable housing. You could do so much more with your disposable income. Seriously consider this opportunity and a move to Wellington.

- Large and complex logistics operations
- Global reach and partnerships
- Leading edge technology and innovation
- One of New Zealand's largest employers

Your new role is a crucial addition reporting into the Executive Leadership Team sitting under the Chief Defence Strategy & Governance. Your job as Director of Excellence requires strong leadership and guidance in the areas of Strategic Planning, Continuous Improvement, Innovation and Capability. Your job is to observe, evaluate, identify and implement the necessary modifications and enhancements across the business.

Understanding and advising on best practice, change initiatives, organisational processes and practice methodologies will be a familiar territory for you. As champion of these initiatives you will influence and support leaders who are 100% onboard to enhance organisational excellence, continuous improvement and innovation to ensure the productivity of NZDF capabilities.

Strong stakeholder engagement and management is critical in this role, as NZDF is not the sole contributor to strategic outcomes. A range of other government departments and agencies, such as Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NZ Police, Customs and Immigration, Government Communications Security Bureau and the Ministry for Primary Industries, all contribute to promoting and protecting New Zealand's national security.

- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Qualified
- A mix of tactical, operational and strategic experience
- Proven tenure in an Business Excellence role
- Continuous Improvement and Innovation at executive level
- Ability to secure Secret Vetting security clearance
- Senior Management in large multi-complex organisation

Don't miss this senior opportunity. Click apply now to upload your resume including your cover letter outlining your experience in a similar role. Or feel free to pick up the phone and call **Amaria George** on 0**4 494 1185** or **Paul Ordish** on **04 473 2116** for a confidential conversation.