Senior Business Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Business Analysts
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1445784
  • Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

Do you have a passion for helping business units run better, faster, and stronger? Get excited to be able to influence our customers to work towards operational excellence through building robust business processes and strategies that helps them raise confidence in the work they do?

We are looking for a Senior Business Analysts to join our team.  Our ideal candidate will be strong conceptual thinkers, balanced with a pragmatic approach to problem solving and implementation.  They will have excellent communication and relationship management skills, and a high drive for results.  You have a talent to foster collaborative engagement across any level of the organisation, being a key influencer for the uptake for change and new ways of working.


We are keen to tap into some advanced Business Analysis skillsets including:

  • Being an able practitioner in process management techniques such as Lean Six Sigma or Kaizen;
  • Successful influencing skills with both frontline managers and senior managers to adopt best practice for process and performance management approaches;
  • Facilitating the development of quality systems, continuous improvement programs and innovation that have a strong link to strategic business outcomes with measurable results;
  • Providing mentoring and guidance to peers on continuous improvement techniques.   


This role reports to a Team Manager within the Operational Planning & Development Group of Biosecurity New Zealand.  Our focus is on developing, maintaining and improving the business process and systems that support operational delivery. Working closely alongside our frontline teams to design related services, products and systems.

In this role you will be expected to provide advice and support to decision makers across Biosecurity New Zealand.

We are looking for smart people who can navigate across our organisation, with an ability to work across groups towards agreed solutions.  If you see yourself as an enabler of change, like to crack hard problems, and find joy in influencing towards new ideas, then we seek your contribution.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.


Ahurea – Culture

Our people are passionate about making a difference.  We are a team of experts with massive breadth of experience, offering opportunities to break out of your comfort zone and embrace intellectual and complex challenges. MPI is a place where there are diverse opportunities and where there is the ability to create a career in an organisation that supports growth and development. We recruit, grow and retain talented, engaged and motivated employees who actively contribute towards an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with best practices.


To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI include:

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Focus on Career development
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Health insurance reduced premiums
  • Awesome one week MPI Induction Programme
  • Internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Flexible working – we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible


Salary range for this role is $91,000 to $107,000 depending on skills and experience.


Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Monday 17th February 2020.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Narrelle Pakes for a confidential discussion on 022-0139-152 or email





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.