Lead Advisor – Strategic Planning & Reporting

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1453374
  • Job Title: Lead Advisor – Strategic Planning & Reporting
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Provide strategic advice to the Chief Data Officer, and the Transport Agency senior leadership
  • Utilise your solid experience and talent in making a difference and adding value
  • Wellington based

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, 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 Aotearoa. 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.

The Workplace and Technology Group is accountable for leading, influencing and ensuring that our corporate and transport technologies deliver to business and customer outcomes. The Group is accountable for all cyber and physical security issues, ensuring that the Transport Agency meets its ongoing security and compliance obligations.

The Group will lead the development of fit for purpose data and information through strategic storage, management and access solutions that will enable effective key decision making for the Agency, our partners and customers. The Group is also accountable for our corporate property needs and our building assets, including leasing, maintenance, furniture and fit-outs. 

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The primary purpose of this role is to provide strategic advice to the Chief Data Officer, and the Transport Agency senior leadership, on our data and information management planning and reporting to support evidence-led, data-driven decision making. The Lead Advisor will assist with the operational planning, budgeting and reporting function for the Data & information team.

Your strong commercial/business acumen and financial literacy will enable you to provide strategic leadership input and be a strong and capable sounding board and advisor to the Chief Data Officer.


This is a senior role where you can utilise your solid experience and talent in making a difference and adding value in a professional and astute team.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience with significant experience in service design and delivery, including demonstratable success in delivering positive outcomes in large complex organisations.
  • In-depth experience in delivering strategic advice and engaging with senior/executive stakeholders.
  • Understanding of data and information management processes and methodologies is preferred, financial management and budgeting experience is an advantage.
  • Ability to translate strategic concepts into priorities, plans and outcomes.
  • Proven record of delivering quality planning to ensure awareness and visibility of inter-dependencies, resourcing, deadlines and project deliverables.
  • Tertiary qualifications at preferably post graduate level in relevant discipline or equivalent experience.

If you are interested and passionate about performing in this excellent opportunity, we would love to hear from you!

Applications close | Rā Katinga: Monday 16 March 2020

For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers

For further information, email: careers@nzta.govt.nz

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.