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Commercial Director, Christchurch

Last update 2024-05-24
Expires 2024-05-23
ID #2133977617
3 NZ$
Commercial Director, Christchurch
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified April 27, 2024


Strongly support our planning, delivery, and maintenance teams to bring commercial best practice to their discipline areas and support Transport Services Delivery Excellence
Build capacity, capability and commercial resilience within Transport Services which develops and strengthens the commercial architecture of our projects

Consistently champion high quality governance formats and decision making, appropriate decision rights and accountability.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi
Waka Kotahi is New Zealand’s largest investor in horizontal infrastructure, and this year expects to spend around $3 B in improvements, maintenance, and emergency works as part of an ongoing investment programme that aims to keep kiwi businesses and communities connected.

With the formation of our Commercial Delivery business unit, we are looking to propel and build commercial delivery excellence across our projects and Waka Kotahi to ensure the delivery of high-quality transport services across Aotearoa.

This is such an exceptional time to support and champion the enhancement of Waka Kotahi commercial acumen capability across our Transport Services project delivery streams and the wider organisation.

Our Commercial Director will lead and build capability and capacity in the Commercial team in core disciplines of Programming and Risk, Cost Estimation and Contract Management.

You'll lead the design and implementation of best practice commercial management and business improvement by providing sound commercial leadership and support to create significant improvements in the project planning and delivery business models.

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About you | Ko wai koe
This is a senior leadership role that requires an experienced Commercial leader with proven people skills who is capable of building and sustaining high performance in a complex and fluid setting at pace, and collaborating with senior leaders, industry and local government/community and iwi stakeholders.

In addition, you will bring:

Extensive commercial/contractual experience within complex infrastructure project delivery and governance

Strong commercial acumen and taking the lead in highly complex, strategic commercial environments involving multiple objectives and diverse stakeholders in a fast changing, matrix environment

Experience providing leadership across investment capabilities encompassing economics, procurement, funding, finance and business case functions

Ability to foresee and navigate through complex supplier initiated commercial strategies and tactics

Sound knowledge and understanding of risk identification, analysis and quantification

Proven experience in contract negotiation and dispute resolution

Exceptional communication skills, a capable negotiator and influencer with the ability to present compelling reports and recommendations for a variety of audiences

High volume contract management environment and working with NZ3910 and Alliance contracts, or the international equivalent

This is a rare opportunity where you will make tangible impacts across transport projects and programmes of work by creating efficiencies and developing Waka Kotahi commercial acumen and ensuring better delivery outcomes for Aotearoa.

About us | Ko wai mātou
Transport Services is an end-to-end business group that focuses on our transport system – from policy and planning, through design and delivery, to maintenance and operations. We have some of the most capable and motivated people in the industry providing a transport system that enhances the way New Zealanders live, travel work and connect.

We build a world class transport network that delivers maximum value to New Zealand

We drive excellence in our construction programmes, building efficiently and leveraging innovative ways of working to optimize delivery

We oversee the build workforce to keep them safe while they work

We manage relationships with our contractors, suppliers and local partners to effectively meet construction budgets, timeframes and ensure delivery

We work regionally and across the sector to manage the impact of what we deliver to the community

Rā Katinga | Applications close:12 November 2023


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Hourly
Occupation: Commercial director

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