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Manager, Data Quality & Access

  • Unique opportunity to build, shape and lead a new team
  • Put your leadership skills to work in an innovative environment
  • Improve the quality of our data and information


About us

At the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for New Zealand. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time. Building the culture and capability to embrace that changing environment is critical to delivering our strategic commitment of "great journeys to keep New Zealand moving".

In the Customer Experience and Behaviour group, our aims are to create a shared understanding of our customers and translate our customer promise into tangible experiences.  We are passionate about making data accessible and normalising its use in strategic, operational and tactical decision making. 

The role

Putting the right insights, data and information in the hands of our decision makers so that they can create the right outcomes for our customers is critical to our success. A significant part of this leadership role is to ensure we have quality data and make it accessible. To do this you will lead and grow a team competent in complex data processing, quality assurance and data management best practices.

This role requires an influential and enthusiastic data leader who views data and information as a critical asset to the organisation. Your strong relationship skills and customer centricity will ensure the data and information we collect and use supports business outcomes and meets the needs of our customers.

What you will bring

For you to be successful here and in this role you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams through change and growth
  • Significant operational experience and knowledge in information and/or data management systems, processes and standards in a large, complex organisation
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders
  • Proven in-depth understanding and knowledge in the development of business cases and strategic roadmaps for Information Management and/or Data Management strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of the legislative and public sector obligations regarding the storage, access, sharing, retrieval and archiving of information and data


In return we can offer a professional and committed team, and an excellent working environment that provides flexible employment practices. Come and help us build our new culture that is Collaborative, Customer Focussed and Curious, we would love to hear from you!

This role is based in Wellington.

Applications close: 24 April 2018

For a copy of the position description and to apply:


PD Manager Data Quality and Access - March 2018.pdf (PDF, 873KB)
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