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Senior Business Analyst

Stats NZ
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Opportunity to shape a product that unleashes the power of data to make a positive difference for New Zealanders.
  • Public Sector Wellington CBD
  • 1yr fixed term

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

You will be responsible for enabling and assisting our stakeholders to clarify, develop and implement their business needs and objectives. You will work collaboratively with business and external suppliers to identify feasible, cost-effective enterprise solutions that contribute to our strategic direction. To do this, you will need to lead, coach and support other business analysts, and actively contribute to the improvement of business analysis and EPO processes and practices. 

You will work in the Enterprise Portfolio Office, with a great cohort of Project Managers, Business Analysts and Change Managers who are passionate about what they do and happy to support you.

Person specifications

Working closely with the business and technology sides of the organisation, you will be required to build positive and productive relationships.  You will be highly organised, self -managing, able to work independently and as part of a cross functional team.   As a Senior Business Analyst, you will have at least 5 years of experience to draw on.  You will be familiar with all the and techniques of your discipline and be comfortable learning in a high paced environment.    Stakeholder engagement will be a focus.

To achieve great outcomes the following attributes are required: 

  • Strong communication, documentation and influencing skills.
  • Mentoring and coaching.
  • Experience planning, leading and facilitating workshops to engage with end users.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in process mapping, business improvement and working with data.
  • Knowledge of agile delivery methodologies.
  • Knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learn/understand Te Ao Maori, including ensuring opportunities at Stats NZ reach the Maori community.

What s in it for you? 

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 staff 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,
  • an environment that s safe and where you can be yourself
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner. 


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!

Contact details

If you relate to the above and would like to be considered for this great opportunity, click apply and upload your CV including your cover letter. Any questions or for a confidential conversation email hiring with your contact information.

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You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job. 

Applications close:  Wednesday,  1st April 2020

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