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General Manager Client Business Intelligence

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Data analytics
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
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Job Description

General Manager Client Business Intelligence
  • Exceptional leadership opportunity
  • Newly established analytics role at a senior level
  • Thought leadership role focussing on the innovative use of data to help get better outcomes for New Zealanders


About the Ministry of Social Development


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) plays a key role in the social sector, working directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve social wellbeing.  MSD provides policy advice and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  MSD works directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About the Group


Client & Business Intelligence develops actionable insights through data science and other approaches such as geospatial analysis. The team deploys and maintains advanced analytical tools to achieve MSD's priorities, and leads the exploration of new ideas for development and enhancement of analytical improvements. The team is responsible for business intelligence for official reporting and to influence, inform and shape policy and operational decision making and delivery. MSD's size and scope presents opportunities to deliver solutions to help decision makers from strategic right through to operational front-line services.


About the Role


This newly created role will be your opportunity to bring the Data Science and Products and Business Intelligence teams together in a way that will strengthen both. You will bridge across the business and technical worlds to identify opportunities and influence action so your teams can work with others to develop and deploy solutions that make a difference. You will help develop and drive a vision to adopt new technology, data and techniques, and delivery approaches to drive, better decisions that result in better lives.


As well as overseeing the delivery of the day-to-day accountabilities and work programmes, you will ensure the safe, responsible, and quality use of data and information.


You will continually build the culture of the teams and set the environment where people push themselves and grow.


Reporting to the Group General Manager Insights, you will play a key part in driving MSD's Data & Analytics Strategy and contributing to the collective decision-making of the Group.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the requirements of this job.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date: Sunday 9 February 2020

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