Mergers Manager

The Commerce Commission

Wellington, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

To apply for this position please email your CV to

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand's competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off.

Our Competition and Consumer Branch is looking for a Manager to lead the Mergers team and make a significant contribution to merger review in New Zealand. This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Wellington or Auckland office.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Competition this role leads a dedicated and supportive team, playing a key role in maintaining competition in the New Zealand market.

The Mergers Manager is focussed on leading a team of professionals, portfolio planning, managing people and resourcing, and providing strategic, technical and thought leadership to their team on mergers.

You will need the ability to lead and communicate clear priorities and to manage through Managers. Having experience in the competition environment will ensure you know when to get into the detail of high priority or high profile or complex mergers and when to trust in your team's expertise.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • strong people management capability
  • the ability to think strategically, and to manage and prioritise a portfolio of work
  • well-developed relationship management skills
  • the ability to present complex information and advice succinctly
  • experience analysing the competitive impact of mergers.

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

We look for energetic, dedicated, motivated people who understand the principles of competitive markets, and are interested in ensuring the Commission delivers the benefits of competitive markets to New Zealand's consumers and businesses.

The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Read more about this role in the position description.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to

For any queries, contact Janet Rees on 04 924 3719.

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

To apply for this position please email your CV to

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