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General Manager - 2018 Census

Stats NZ
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Chief executives & general managers
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Wellington or Christchurch based
  • Key Leadership Position

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. As New Zealand's official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand's data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role

This General Manager position within Stats NZ is permanent, but considered an assignment, normally around 5 year duration. You will initially be assigned to complete the 2018 Census, and, subject to a successful business case, lead the census following 2018.

As the General Manager - Census you will be accountable for the following:

  • Leading the continued modernisation of census processes, systems, and public interaction
  • Ensuring the successful completion of a modernised 2018 Census and lead the business case and set up for the next census
  • Managing the census as an effective and coordinated programme that delivers statistical data to the required quality, on time and within budget.
  • Leading people within the Census Branch of the Insights and Statistics Group
  • Ensuring a high degree of leverage and integration between census and the rest of the Stats NZ organisation

Person specifications

As a General Manager your focus will be to provide sound organisation-wide leadership to ensure that your part of the business operates effectively and efficiently, and you will work collectively you're your colleagues to deliver on Stats NZ's strategic priorities.

You will:

  • demonstrate strong leadership and personal integrity and a desire to drive Statistics NZ forward
  • be intellectually, analytically and conceptually agile and experienced in dealing with complex matters
  • have experience in managing, motivating and developing a multi-disciplinary workforce and harnessing the talents of employees at all levels. At least five to 10 years' experience in senior leadership
  • have strong senior or general management background and/or experience in leading complex ICT-enabled business programmes
  • have proven ability to manage across all levels in an organisation and maintain strong working relationships across organisation.

What's in it for the candidate?

You'll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work.

Our goal is to provide our people with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.

We work hard and play hard and operate as one team. Check your ego at the door. We don't allow them on the property. We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don't believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ's data ecosystem, then come join our team!

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday, 23 April 2018.

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