Senior Change Manager

Date:  23 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Join us in fascinating change implementation processes across MBIE
  • Bring in your people relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • Wellington or Auckland based permanent role
  • Salary range: $129,612 - $157,667 


Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

The Digital and Data Insights (DDI) Group of MBIE has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Change Manager.

The Senior Change Manager is responsible for leading cultural and behavioural change and building an integrated change view across MBIE. Senior Change Manager is responsible for proactively building and engaging a network at all levels, as well as effectively championing and building internal capability in change management with a focus on adoption, utilisation, and proficiency.

About DDI: 
The DDI group was established in February 2022 and is responsible for the data and insight, digital and technology functions at MBIE. The team works collaboratively with MBIEs business groups to ensure that they have the data and technology to enable them to deliver on the opportunities, challenges, and priorities that lie ahead for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required


As an experienced Change professional, you will bring experience managing, implementing, facilitating, and monitoring change, as well as;

  • A proven track record in Change Management projects across Government including high risk legislation, regulation or business improvement initiatives
  • Expert understanding of Change Management frameworks & processes
  • Highly developed skills in presenting to senior level governance forums, including preparation of high-quality senior level papers
  • Incredible ability to absorb and analyse high volumes of information
  • Proficient in developing alternative pathways to achieving outcomes
  • Considerable experience in working across multi-stream projects
  • Accomplished influencing and relationship management skills, with the ability to create and encourage a motivated environment
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Able to demonstrate a strong capability in ensuring effective quality assurance and overall integrity of large projects of work
  • Highly developed communication skills to inform, persuade and influence
  • Change management certification or designation desired
  • Tertiary qualification, or degree, in related business discipline is desirable or extensive and comparable relevant experience 

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.

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Roxana Anderson at quoting ref MBIE/11855 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Tuesday, 6th June 2023