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Manager - Economic Policy

The Treasury New Zealand 

Manager - Economic Policy 


Are you up for your next challenge? Come join the best little Directorate at the Treasury!


About us:

As Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury, we are committed to tiakitanga to make New Zealand a better place for people today and in the future. We safeguard New Zealand's finances and are the Government's trusted economic advisor. Our vision is to lift living standards for all New Zealanders.

The Economic Policy Team provides advice to the Minister of Finance on a range of contemporary economic issues, including the government's COVID-19 response and the medium-term economic recovery. It is also responsible for deepening Treasury's understanding of the Māori economy and how it relates to economic performance. It is one of three teams with the Economic Strategy Directorate that collectively lead the development of Treasury medium-to-long-term economic and regulatory strategy advice and thinking.

About the role:

We are looking for a manager to lead a busy team developing Treasury's medium-term economic strategy advice. As Manager, Economic Policy, you will help the team connect to Treasury's wider work programme to ensure that economic, fiscal and wider wellbeing perspectives are well integrated into our economic strategy advice. You will engage directly with Ministers and senior leaders across the public and private sector through a variety of ways. 

You will have a strong focus on the wellbeing and development of your team members. As well as building strong relationships internally and externally, you will be part of the Economic Strategy Directorate management team, which has a strong focus on collaboration and collective management and puts our people at the centre of everything we do.

You will bring to the role:

  • An effective and contemporary leadership style that is consultative and understands the big picture, leads by example and empowers and helps others remain focused and confident in ambiguous and changing circumstances
  • Excellent people leadership skills - someone who enjoys coaching, mentoring and developing others to build their capability
  • Capability as a strategic and critical thinker - and the ability to understand the broader impacts of decisions and anticipate the Minister's needs and ensure the team delivers highly quality, timely and influential advice
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and credibility to engage with and influence senior decision makers whilst connecting issues and being aware of changing environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to represent the Treasury in senior forums
  • Resilience and an ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, sensitive, changeable and ambiguous environment
  • A genuine commitment to inclusion and diversity and lifting Te Tai Ōhanga's Māori policy capability

Applications close Friday 12th November. Please click HERE to apply, or contact Kerryn Fowlie (Director, Economic Strategy), for further information, Kerryn.Fowlie@treasury.govt.nz 


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