Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

The Business Manager position is the source of Business Administration expertise for the Investment Puni and reports to the Deputy Chief Executive, Investment.

The Business Manager is responsible for:

  • Providing practical management of strategic planning, budgetary and financial management processes
  • Supporting specific activities such as contingency planning, security management and emergency procedures
  • Coordinating information and issues on behalf of the Deputy Chief Executive.
  • Providing future-focused advice on governance and management issues in the puni – including the identification of the various support needs of the puni and contributing to their development and implementation,
  • Providing practical management of strategic planning, budgetary and financial management processes for the puni,
  • Providing advice and co-ordination of the professional training and development of the support staff in the puni.
  • The Business Manager will work collaboratively and flexibly as the work arises.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Professional expertise in Business Administration or a supporting discipline
  • Successful experience operating within a Public Service environment
  • Demonstrated effective people leadership and management experience including a capability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Proficiency with Microsoft packages especially outlook, word, excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated capability to understand the business cycles and requirements of a core government department including planning, reporting and accounting cycles
  • Presentation skills and personal credibility to be able to speak with authority on behalf of the Deputy Chief Executive
  • Exceptional relationship management skills
  • Experience at a senior level in business continuity and emergency planning.
  • Comfort in operating in a tikanga / kaupapa Māori environment, a degree of fluency in Te Reo Māori is of benefit


  • A tertiary qualification in management or related discipline (or studying towards such a qualification)

To apply, please send your current CV and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz.

- Job description

- Application form

Applications close 5pm 22 May 2017.

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