Senior Relationship Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1366040
  • Job Title: Senior Relationship Manager
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Senior Relationship Manager (Fixed Term 12 Months)

Here at Stats NZ we have a vision to unleash the power of data to change lives and this role is at the forefront of this, sourcing data from businesses across NZ. 

The Senior Relationship Manager is part of our Auckland based Supplier Insights Team, the position has a strong Relationship Manager focus and leads a small team of Relationship Managers whose task is to improve our data supplier’s experience through using data and relationships to continually improve our service offering. We are a small, close knit team looking to drive our success further as we look to introduce new tools and processes to source quality data digitally.

 This maternity cover position is a dual role where you are accountable for leading a small team of people as well as undertaking the role of the people you lead. At Stats NZ we call this a ‘Practising Leader’.

 The Relationship Manager part of the role is an external facing role that facilitates the supply of data from New Zealand’s most economically significant corporate businesses in a timely manner and to a high-quality standard. We are on the search for a relationship focused individual, with a passion for data, who can complement our talented and skilled team.

 Reporting to the Team Manager, Supplier Insights, in this role you’ll be:

  • Leading a team through supporting, training and coaching your people to self-manage and achieve their targets.
  • Responsible for managing the relationships between Stats NZ and data suppliers to ensure the supply of accurate and timely data.
  • Applying innovative thinking and listening to the data collection needs of our clients – we want to continue to be a respected and trusted partner.
  • Working with the wider organisation to develop new solutions, using an iterative approach to get to the best solution faster.
  • Lead the day to day work of your team and act as an escalation point to resolve supplier queries and technical questions.           
  • Establishing and maintaining sustainable internal relationships and using those relationships to improve the supplier experience.

Our ideal candidate is likely to have:

  • Proven experience in Relationship Management.
  • Ability to lead and coach people to achieve outstanding results.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Confidence and Presentation skills.
  • Intermediate/advanced MS Office skills.
  • Ability to travel and be away from home overnight.
  • Experience working with data transfer between organisations would be an advantage.

 In return we can offer you:

  • A friendly, family feel workplace with a supportive team environment.
  • Modern offices in a central CBD location.
  • Flexible working hours
  • The opportunity to work with a bunch of passionate, positive people who are all striving to improve our supplier experience.

If you think you fit the description, then we would love to hear from you.If you would like any more information, please email

Applications close Tuesday 20th November 2018