Intelligence Managers

Date:  05-Aug-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011 Christchurch, NZ, 8013 Auckland, NZ, 1010

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Bring your people leadership skills to MBIE and the Intelligence Community 
  • All roles have a salary between $112,000 -$138,000
  • We are expanding our operations! Various roles in different locations

Tēnei tūranga - About the role

MBIE is responsible for the stewardship of 19 regulatory systems and plays an important role in supporting the broader public sector and New Zealand’s Intelligence community. 

We have multiple and exciting leadership opportunities for great people to come and join the growing MBIE Intelligence team.


It’s vital that MBIE Intelligence  is well organised, well connected, and able to do the best work possible, to support those who use Intelligence. That’s where you come in! These newly established, operationally focused, people leader positions, will build capability within their teams and across the Intelligence Community and guide teams to achieve MBIE and Government wide intelligence objectives.


Reporting to one of the MBIE Intelligence National Managers, these roles will be leading and supporting teams of intelligence (analysis, research and collection) in their field in the areas below.



Roles to be filled


  • Manager Regulatory Intelligence – Immigration NZ (INZ) - 2 Positions - Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch  
  • Manager Regulatory Intelligence – Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery (TWSD) – Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch
  • Manager INZ National Security - Located in - Wellington or Auckland
  • Manager Mass Arrivals - Located in - Wellington or Auckland
  • Manager Intelligence Operations – Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch 
  • Manager Registry - Located in - Wellington or Auckland
  • Manager Collections – Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch
  • Manager National Prioritisation Process (NPP) Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch
  • Manager Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch 
  • Manager Country Research (2 Positions) Located in - Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch


For information about these business units and their core functions please go to the apply section and read the relevant synopsis document.



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


  • Demonstrated impactful leadership of practitioners with experience in coaching, mentoring practitioners and uplifting capability of individuals and teams. Including, a proven track record in leading Intelligence and/or Research teams, to achieve strategic and short-term needs
  • Able to take the lead with projects with excellent knowledge and experience in Intelligence, Research and/or Open-Source
  • Maintain expertise in intelligence and/or research practice and a hold either, a tertiary qualification, or extensive and comparable relevant experience
  • Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and develop trust, credibility, buy-in and collaboration.
  • Excellent change leadership, communication and coaching skills to embed a culture of success within a team.
  • A sound understanding of the mechanics of Government to accompany a well-developed understanding of the standards required when working with protective security requirements, including highly classified material
  • Credit check required
  • Employment requires the candidate to be a New Zealand citizen or resident who has resided continuously in this country for 10 years, OR a citizen of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America, and have resided continuously in one or more of those countries for the past 10 years prior to application, with a background history which is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a high level. Not sure if you are eligible? Check it out here.



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.


About MBIE Intelligence


The purpose of MBIE Intelligence is to actively enable decision-maker advantage at strategic, operational and tactical levels for MBIE business units, the Executive, our Ministers, and domestic and international partners.


To deliver this, MBIE Intelligence produces intelligence products designed, developed and delivered to support decision maker advantage.


Through the provision of relevant and timely intelligence products, MBIE Intelligence is instrumental in supporting Te Ara Amiorangi (Our Path, Our Direction) and Hīkina Whakatutuki (Grow New Zealand for All).


MBIE Intelligence takes a leading role in ensuring ongoing and enhanced coordination between MBIE business units and other domestic governmental intelligence functions and overseas partner agencies.


Through the leveraging of collective knowledge and skills, MBIE Intelligence positions itself as a leader in the intelligence function within MBIE.


Me pēhea te tono - How to apply


You may view a position description here. NB This position description relates to all the roles listed earlier for all the business units, but each business unit has its own area of expertise and focus.


Click here to review a synopsis of the different business Units and their core functions within the Intelligence team.


Please complete the on-line application and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.


Email Matt Guy at quoting ref MBIE/7607 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on 22nd August 2022