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Auckland
Tax Advisor
New Zealand Super Fund
This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing and collegial Tax team. The Guardians Tax team are at the forefront of tax thought leadership and engage widely to shape and influence tax policy.

Hamilton
General Manager - Supply Chain
This well known New Zealand manufacturer and distributor of high-tech agricultural and security products is seeking an experienced supply chain professional who can lead significant change.

Auckland CBD
Senior IT Advisory Professional
Banking Sector Experience
Our client is a Tier 1 Global Professional Services firm with a well established consulting practice that is a leader in the market. They continue to experience strong demand from their financial services clients and are seeking an experienced consultant to join their IT Advisory team.

Hamilton
General Manager - Manufacturing
This global manufacturing company is seeking an inspirational manufacturing leader to manage all manufacturing functions across their complex multi-site business.

Auckland CBD
Senior IT Advisory Professional
Our client is a Tier 1 Global Professional Services firm with a well established consulting practice that is a leader in the market. They continue to experience strong demand from their financial services clients and are seeking an experienced consultant to join their IT Advisory team.

Auckland
Tax Advisor
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Haere Mai!

Who we are
We are the Kaitiaki / Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. We are proud of our Te Whāinga / Our purpose: Sustainable investment delivering strong returns for all New Zealanders. We invest government contributions to the NZ Super Fund, a global investment fund helping to ensure the country can pay for the growing cost of universal superannuation (New Zealand Superannuation) in the future. We also oversee the Elevate Fund, which invests in small, fast-growing New Zealand companies.

At the Guardians there’s an energy, passion and a shared commitment to excellence: in 2022 the NZ Super Fund was named the world’s best-performing sovereign wealth fund. The work is complex, innovative and intellectually stimulating. Sustainable finance, including a commitment to being net zero carbon emissions by 2050, is core to our Mātāpono / way of working.

About the team
The Strategy and Shared Services business unit is responsible for all aspects of the finance, accounting and tax functions for the Guardians and the Funds under its mandate, as well as providing internal investment management support for in-house trading. The business unit works closely with the Risk, Technology, Data Technology, Legal, Communications and Internal Audit functions, as well as with the Investments and Portfolio Completion business units. The Strategy and Shared Services business unit holds relationships externally with auditors, Treasury, the Auditor-General, specialist advisors, New Zealand and international tax authorities, Peer Funds and the Guardians’ custodian.

The Tax team is responsible for ensuring that the worldwide tax obligations of the Guardians, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (“the Fund”) and any other Guardians’ mandates are met, noting that the organisation has an enhanced compliance management agreement with Inland Revenue.

About the position and you
This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing and collegial Tax team. The Guardians Tax team are at the forefront of tax thought leadership and engage widely to shape and influence tax policy. The Tax Advisor will primarily focus on ensuring compliance with worldwide tax obligations. They will also assist with driving efficiencies and improvements to the compliance processes (particularly through the application of technology), and contribute to the wider work of the Tax team including tax structuring of investments, tax due diligence, and supporting the relationship with Inland Revenue and professional advisors.

Knowledge and skills
  • At least 2 years experience working with complex tax issues, exposure to offshore jurisdictions preferred but not essential
  • In-depth technical tax knowledge
  • Advanced Excel skills and/or Power BI experience would be highly regarded
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accurate and disciplined with meeting deadlines
  • Enjoys working collegially at all levels
  • Professionally qualified

What we offer
  • A dynamic, exciting place to work with a team united by our common purpose of sustainable investment delivering strong returns for all New Zealanders.
  • Competitive remuneration package including base salary, discretionary bonus programme of up to 30%, up to 8% KiwiSaver matching.
  • World class professional development.
  • Comprehensive leave and benefits programme including strong parental leave package and insurance cover.
  • Flexible and accessible work environment that reflects our commitment to equity and an inclusive team.

How to apply
We encourage and welcome applications from people with diverse experience, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options and those with specific disability needs. As a proudly committed equal opportunity employer, we challenge discrimination and actively work to eliminate bias in our hiring practices. Diversity of experience and diversity of background help us to solve complex problems and deliver on our purpose.

We recognise the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and invest in partnership with a range of Iwi/Māori organisations. We warmly welcome and value Mana Whenua who wish to work with us. We are committed to understanding Te Ao Māori and integrating it into our workplace culture, for the benefit of all future generations in Aotearoa.

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We have partnered with January Group to support our search.
For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact
Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
 or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz

Quote reference 080224-1
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Hamilton
General Manager – Supply Chain
This well known New Zealand manufacturer and distributor of high-tech agricultural and security products is seeking an experienced supply chain professional who can lead significant change.

  • Global organisation with operations and customers worldwide
  • Opportunity to make a significant bottom-line impact
  • Outstanding career opportunity in an organisation that values people

Reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, the GM Supply Chain is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain. This is a newly established role with direct responsibility of multiple sites in New Zealand and oversight of offshore sites in Australia, the USA and UK.

This iconic New Zealand manufacturer has embarked on a transformation programme that will position them for further global growth. The GM Supply Chain will have a key leadership role establishing world-class supply chain planning and execution practices and building the capability of the Supply Chain team.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • In-depth knowledge of all supply chain functions gained in global organisations
  • An unrelenting focus on health & safety
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector including high-tech organisations
  • Successful track record implementing supply chain improvements including S&OP
  • Strong commercial acumen with a business-wide focus
  • Customer focussed
  • Excellent interpersonal communication at all organisational levels
  • Ability to build trust through their actions
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo
  • A relevant tertiary qualification

This is an opportunity for an experienced supply chain professional to join a market-leading organisation and make a significant contribution to operational and financial performance. Candidates will need to be strong advocates for change and willing to take others on the journey to world-class supply chain performance.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 021123-1
Hamilton
General Manager – Manufacturing
This global manufacturing company is seeking an inspirational manufacturing leader to manage all manufacturing functions across their complex multi-site business.

  • Global organisation with operations and customers worldwide
  • Opportunity to make a significant bottom-line impact
  • Outstanding career opportunity in an organisation that values people

Reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, the GM Manufacturing will lead a team of 250 people across two New Zealand manufacturing sites. This newly established role also has indirect oversight of international manufacturing sites. This is a complex manufacturing operation with a significant number of high tech products meeting the requirements of a large global customer base.

The focus of this role is on leadership of transformation. Our client is seeking an inspirational leader who can engage and energise the manufacturing team, challenge the status quo and led the implementation of world-class manufacturing practices. Being able to work optimally with other functions will be a key requirement for success in this position.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Proven leadership capability of large, multi-site manufacturing operations
  • An unrelenting focus on health & safety
  • Self-motivated, with the drive and tenacity to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent track record driving change and coaching teams to lift capability
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and deliver best-practice manufacturing outcomes
  • Extensive LEAN or Six Sigma practical experience
  • Strong commercial acumen with a business-wide focus
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • A passion for coaching and mentoring high potential direct reports
  • Ability to build trust through their actions
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo
  • A relevant tertiary qualification

This is an opportunity for an experienced manufacturing professional to join a market-leading organisation and make a significant contribution to operational and financial performance. Candidates will need to be strong advocates for change and willing to take others on the journey to world-class manufacturing performance.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 021123-2
Auckland CBD
Senior IT Advisory Professional
Our client is a Tier 1 Global Professional Services firm with a well established consulting practice that is a leader in the market. They continue to experience strong demand from their financial services clients and are seeking an experienced consultant to join their IT Advisory team.

  • Global firm with exceptional people
  • Opportunity to work on complex business challenges
  • Attractive remuneration and outstanding opportunities for advancement

Our client is seeking a Senior Manager or Associate Director IT Advisory consultant to join the Auckland team. You must have Tier 1 consulting experience and be highly regarded as a trusted advisor by clients at executive and board level.

Candidates must have the following attributes:

  • Delivery experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Technical architecture
    • IT effectiveness including IT strategy and operating model design
    • Commercial IT consulting including system & technology selection and commercial frameworks
  • Robust IT project management
  • Experience utilising Agile
  • Solid report writing skills
  • Ability to build trusted advisor relationships with clients
  • Excellent track record of leading and developing consultants in a project team environment
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and evidence of continual investment in professional development

You are passionate about helping your clients to shape their future. You can provide technical direction and leadership on client assignments, take a lead role in client relationships, and you are eager to identify and develop new client relationships and opportunities.

If you want to grow your consulting career with a market leader then this is an opportunity you must consider.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 300323-1
Auckland CBD
Senior IT Advisory Professional
– Banking Sector Experience
Our client is a Tier 1 Global Professional Services firm with a well established consulting practice that is a leader in the market. They continue to experience strong demand from their financial services clients and are seeking an experienced consultant to join their IT Advisory team.

  • Global firm with exceptional people
  • Opportunity to work on complex business challenges
  • Attractive remuneration and outstanding opportunities for advancement

Our client is seeking a Senior Manager or Associate Director IT Advisory consultant to join the Auckland team. You may come from a consulting background or have worked in the technology team in the banking sector.

Candidates must have the following attributes:

  • Technology support and delivery experience in large enterprises
  • Industry knowledge of the banking sector
  • Robust understanding of the banking regulatory environment
  • Experience in large technology-led transformations
  • Knowledge of Agile ways of working
  • Solid report writing skills
  • Ability to build trusted advisor relationships with clients
  • Excellent track record of leading and developing consultants in a project team environment
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and evidence of continual investment in professional development

You are passionate about helping your clients to shape their future. You can provide technical direction and leadership on client assignments, take a lead role in client relationships, and you are eager to identify and develop new client relationships and opportunities.

If you want to grow your consulting career with a market leader then this is an opportunity you must consider.

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For further information please contact Suzanne O'Leary on 021 60 8000
  or at suzanne.oleary@januarygroup.co.nz
Quote reference 010223-1
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