Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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  • Category: Business Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1489862
  • Job Title: Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst
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Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst | Food & Beverage | New Zealand Food Safety  

Fixed Term until June 2021 

  • The Food & Beverage team are looking for an experienced business analyst / senior business analyst to join the team until June 2021 to join their passionate bunch of foodies, designers and communicators that work hard and fast in helping improving tools and processes.

The Food and Beverage team within New Zealand Food Safety are responsible for leading improvements to New Zealand’s Food Act System.  They are committed to delivering a system that understands its customers, their challenges and pain points, experiences and behaviours.  They work hard to combine food science with behavioural science to create a strong food safety culture in New Zealand. They do this by working in a flexible structure with a people-centred culture, applying innovative design thinking and continuous improvement approaches to uncover what people that make and sell food need from them to support, encourage and require them to comply.


Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

As a Business Analyst in the Food and Beverage team you will be responsible for:

  • Providing analytical support to the team. This includes eliciting requirements, design and the development and implementation of various tools, reports, and processes.
  • Undertaking in-depth analysis of the data produced across the Food System to produce key insights that can turned into actionable results. 
  • Managing the data models contained within the My Food Rules tool, this tool is the gateway for food businesses wanting to make and sell food in New Zealand.

In addition, the Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing complex projects, everything from initial set up to completion 
  • Acting as a mentor, providing support and training to other team members as and when required 
  • Providing high quality advice for use in development and implementation of food policy


Mōu | About You

To join us you will need:

  • A degree or post graduate degree in a relevant field such as business analysis, computer science, statistics or information systems.
  • Sound experience in analysing technical issues and in summarising and presenting complex information in a way that it can be easily understood by various internal and external audiences, both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience in providing advice and recommendations based on intellectual rigour and in-depth analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have working knowledge and experience with Visual Basic and HTML 5.
  • A proven track record in developing and maintaining effective working relationships and credibility with internal and external stakeholders, including senior managers.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and operation of food businesses.
  • Effective planning and organisational skills.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua | About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works to ensure New Zealand will be the world’s most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! 

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border.  If you want a career where you help New Zealand’s prosperity, sustainability and protection in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working.  MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

Salary range for the role of Business Analyst is: $57,425 to $77,778 (midpoint) depending on skills and experience whilst the Senior Business Analyst role is $75,758 to $108,321 (midpoint)

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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply?

To view the position description and apply for the role, please click on “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the Recruitment Adviser, Rosie Slevin –

Applications close: Sunday 21st February 2021


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.