Senior Insights Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Accounting & finance
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 152508
  • Job Title: Senior Insights Analyst
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Senior Insights Analyst | Kaitātari Māramatanga Matua

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 International & Business Performance Statistics unit produces a wide range of economic statistics and has access to data sources with untapped potential for telling rich stories about New Zealand s economy. We are dynamic in our response to new situations, and in providing real value to our customers.

The role | Mō te tūnga

As the Senior Insights Analyst you will lead research and analytical projects to maximise value of the insights we provide to our customers, and to be world-leading in our field. This will involve seeing projects through from design to dissemination, involving stakeholders along the way (both internal and external).

There are two Senior Insights Analyst roles available within the following team:

In the Business Performance team your role will be advancing our work on measuring the digital economy, working with international colleagues and other senior technical people.

In the International Trade team your role will be leading a team of analysts to ensure our suite of statistical releases about New Zealand s trade with the world, and accompanying editorial, is world-class in both design and appearance.

In either role you will work across teams as needed. You will bring analytical expertise, an ability to work dynamically and unquenchable curiosity. 

Please indicate in your application your preference for which role(s) interests you and why. 

Starting salary: $88,327 – $103,914 negotiable depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. 

Positions can be located in either Wellington or Christchurch.

About you | Mōu

The ideal applicant will be skilled in linking and translating complex data into clear insights, showing excellent communication, customer service, and collaborative working skills. You ll be passionate about New Zealand business and cognisant of the government s role in supporting and developing local enterprise.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Take an active interest in the economy and how meaningful insights can influence decision making.
  • Have an open and fresh approach, inclusive and collaborative style and the desire to delight your customers.
  • Can demonstrate relevant and recent experience managing large and complex research projects involving multiple stakeholders, using both administrative and survey data.
  • Are confident writing clearly and concisely for a professional audience.
  • Have demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching others.
  • Have working knowledge of government policy and decision making, as well as a professional network across both the government and private sectors.
  • Have knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learning/understanding Te Ao Māori, in order to understand and contribute meaningful work and outcomes for Māori communities.


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:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career (coaching culture, study support, secondments, acting up)
  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa
  • Health and wellbeing support

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. To view position description, paste this link into your browser.

Any questions that haven t been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on date. View our careers page for more info on the process.

Applications close Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 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.