Manager – Economic Data (Permanent & Fixed Term)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 152490
  • Job Title: Manager – Economic Data (Permanent & Fixed Term)
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About Us | Mō mātou

At Tatauranga Aotearoa, Stats NZ, 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 roles | Mō ngā tūnga

We have two manager positions within our National Accounts business unit, one permanent and one fixed term.

National Accounts is made up of five teams split across Christchurch and Wellington. Our team produces key official economic measures including GDP, household saving and productivity. Our data directly informs economic forecasting and policy decision-making, investment decisions, research, media discussion and many other aspects of NZ s economic life.

The permanent Manager position will lead our Production and Supply-use team. The team sits at the core of our macroeconomic statistics. It brings together an array of rich datasets to measure what goods and services are supplied into the NZ economy and how they get used. It underpins GDP measures, provides the long-term view of NZ s economic structure, and produces GDP estimates for different regions in NZ.

The one-year fixed term Manager position will be leading our new Investment team. The team will deliver regular measures of the assets and liabilities of different sectors of the economy, and how debt is structured. It will produce balance sheets for the household sector that measure NZ households savings and debt, including housing, and will inform analysis and discussion of NZ s economic resilience. 


In 2021, both teams will be involved in increasing the timeliness and scope of economic data available to inform decision making. These positions are a great opportunity to lead the delivery and development of critical economic data during a time when it is in high demand.

Salary $109,764 to $129,134 neg depending on skills and experience.

Within your application please state if you are interested into either or both the permanent or fixed term position.


About you | Mōu

To be successful ideally you will be someone who:

  • Is an experienced people leader
  • Can build a high performing and effective multidisciplinary team
  • Can plan and manage complex workstreams in collaboration with other managers
  • Can translate technical advice into action and provide direction to navigate technical challenges
  • Consistently demonstrates strong communication skills, pitched at an appropriate level
  • Can build and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Can help the team to bring a Te Ao Māori lens to their work

What s in it for you | Āwhina

You ll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • Flexibility to work remotely, balance life and work commitments 
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa 
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career (coaching culture, study support, secondments, acting up) 
  • Opportunity to join various social, network and support groups (toastmasters, multi-cultural, social group) 


How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

If the above matches your skills and experience, click apply and upload your CV and cover letter.

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Advert Closes: Tuesday 16th February 2021 (11.55pm)

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see our careers page for more info.

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