Change and Projects Manager


Permanent position, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Napier is a lively and vibrant city, offering an exceptional climate as well as plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Improved road and air links are helping to make Napier one of New Zealand's most popular, liveable and easily accessible cities.

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service.

We have a number of digital transformation initiatives on the horizon for 2020 and beyond and we are now looking for a suitably experienced Change and Projects Manager to join the Business Excellence and Transformation Team and manage the implementation of these changes. The role will focus on the people side, so you will need to be adept at working with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation.

It is imperative that you have solid knowledge and proven experience in change management principles, methodologies, tools and best practices. You are a positive change agent with strong influencing and negotiation skills, and you have a passion for championing excellent customer experience.

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • A relevant tertiary level qualification
  • Significant (5+ years) relevant experience in project / change management roles
  • Strong leadership qualities and exceptional organizational skills
  • Proven track record of project ownership and success
  • Understanding of User Experience and Design Thinking principals, tools and techniques
  • Resilient and adaptable

If you are keen to be part of a growing team enabling significant change across Napier City Council we encourage you to apply now!

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.

To apply for this job go to: http://careers.napier.govt.nz & enter ref code: 5021390. Applications close 02 March 2020

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 5021390

Location: Napier City

Closing Date: Monday, 2 March 2020