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Lead the development of strategy and policy, organisation wide, within a commercial environment

Manager, Metlink Strategy and Investments

Metlink’s role is to plan, develop, promote and deliver public transport services and supporting infrastructure in the Wellington region. Improvements to the public transport system have been ongoing and sustained. Against a backdrop of significant transformational changes to the network, Metlink continues to implement and optimise performance and customer experience, through robust governance, stakeholder engagement, and increased capability and capacity.

The organisation now has an unprecedented opportunity to deliver a world-class and commercially viable public transport service, through aligning its internal operating model to meet these demands.

This has resulted in the creation of 5 pivotal leadership positions.

Reporting to the Metlink General Manager, the Manager Metlink Strategy and Investments will change a reactive culture to one that exhibits long term strategic planning and business focus, influencing organisational strategy, and ensuring clear links between strategy and KPl's. That intrinsic link between strategy and business planning is crucial so that the organisation delivers tangible outcomes for any potential investments.

It is envisaged that candidates for this position will have experience within, or directly related to, public transport.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development of Group strategy and business plans involving joint planning with Operators and other public transport teams. Through collaboration ensure that the strategic plan is translated into a Group Business Plan with specific goals for each team to implement;
  • Leading the development of strategy and policy within a commercial environment where the Group strategy and plans are informed by robust data analysis and research, and include all modes (bus, ferry, rail and Total Mobility), and represent all key customers and stakeholders;
  • Changing a passive culture and actively managing stakeholders to achieve desired strategic outcomes by putting in place clear framework for engagement with partners/stakeholders;
  • Leading and driving investment decision making and thinking across the Group, based on well-developed business cases, and alignment to Strategy.

As an experienced people leader and influencer, you will take an organisational perspective and approach, collaborating internally and externally to achieve the desired culture and outcomes, leading the provision of robust analysis and recommendations to ensure the delivery of sound commercial business decisions, but within the realms of meeting public service expectations.

Candidates must have a relevant tertiary qualification and have a background of success in a complex organisation that requires visible and connected leadership.

This search process is being managed by SWR Group on Metlink’s behalf. To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to quoting reference no. 3080367. Alternatively, to find out more contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101 or Graeme Sandri on 029 248 8502.

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