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An amazing newly created senior specialist role championing effective industrial relations (IR) through the development of relevant IR strategies, initiatives and projects supporting a positive, productive and engaging employment culture. The role supports the recently formed Facilities Services & Utilities (FS&U) team and will also take a broader role as IR lead for Downer New Zealand. This is a fantastic career defining opportunity to influence significant IR outcomes and make your mark with a very large organisation.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of diverse infrastructure services with 13,000 people in all parts of the country. The Facilities Services & Utilities team was recently established with the integration of the Downer Utilities and Spotless New Zealand businesses. FS&Us proven capabilities are in high calibre technical asset management, facilities management and utilities services. The smarts of our people and our well established customer base and strong relationships is our platform for growth.

The Role

The National IR Manager will focus primarily on the FS&U business and lead collective bargaining outcomes, develop IR strategies and tactics, and provide thought leadership and specialist advice to business leaders. Key to the success of this role will be working collaboratively and constructively with Union and business representatives and other stakeholders on employment related arrangements. This role will also assume a broader lead on the industrial relations of the Downer New Zealand business, acting as the subject matter experience to support the HR Business units and wider operational teams to facilitate optimal people and business outcomes.

The role will report directly to the General Manager, HR, FS&U and also have a reporting relationship with the Executive General Manager, People & Culture, for wider Downer New Zealand activities. The National IR Manager will also represent Downer New Zealand with the broader Downer Group IR community.

About You

You will consider yourself as an Industrial Relations specialist with extensive experience in a similar role within a large, complex and diverse organisation. You will have in depth understanding of NZ Unions and NZ employment law with demonstrated ability in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with Unions and their representatives. Your experience will be proven in your ability to work across multiple business areas and stakeholders at all levels, with real strength in influencing, negotiating and effectively able to manage shared outcomes. A tertiary qualification in a related discipline would be desirable, e.g. human resources, legal.

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