NZ Post to centralise IT, slim down to central model

IT to report to chief financial officer

Computerworld understands that IT is to be consolidated at NZ Post, reporting to the chief financial officer. Under the current federal business model, there are individual IT managers.

“From an IT perspective, we are always looking at efficiencies,” an NZ Post spokesman says.

The IT consolidation is part of a move from a federal to a consolidated central business model in the wake of reduced profits due to falling mail volumes.

Two new roles are being created in the NZ Post executive team and four disestablished.

The positions disestablished are group manager enterprises, CEO postal services, group manager retail, and CEO Datam. (Datam was formerly called Datamail). The chief operating officer role in Postal Services has also been disestablished.

Two new positions are to be created: general manager operations, and general manager customer solutions and services. The operations general manager will head up a new business unit that a spokesman says will ensure NZ Post’s networks are enabled “to deliver things that are efficient, sustainable and meet the changing needs of the market.

“Ultimately these changes are about making New Zealand Post Group simpler to deal with, more customer-focused and better able to grab market opportunities,” the spokesman says.

“The general manager customer solutions and services will focus on streamlining our business and organise it around the customer.”

He says NZ Post will be much more integrated.

The company recently reported a profit of $1.3 million compared with $71.8 million the previous year, a 98 percent decline. However, this was after allowing for asset write-downs and tax. Revenue was down 4.7 percent to $1.2 billion.

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