Senior Business Advisor

Date:  20-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011 Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Bring your expert planning, performance and reporting skills to MBIE  
  • Be the trusted advisor to senior leaders 
  • Salary range $95,103 to $115,585 per annum 
  • Fixed term opportunity until February 2024


The Digital Data and Insights (DDI) group leads, connects and strengthens MBIE's core data and insights, digital and technology capabilities. The successful candidate is responsible for leading initiatives and engagement to inform the strategic direction and operations of the branch. Working closely with Senior Leadership, you will have an excellent opportunity to gain trust and leave your own mark on the strategic direction of the DDI group. 


Working at MBIE really means making a difference for Aotearoa. We care about our team, and we work collectively to grow New Zealand for all. 

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:


The Senior Business Advisor role will be responsible for the delivery of DDI LT reporting and its development, including performance metrics and key insights based on input from across the Group. 

Bring your business understanding, relationship management skills, and perspective to work across Digital Data and Insights (DDI) and MBIE to support the objectives of the Planning & Performance Team and the wider Planning, Risk, and Assurance Branch. 


Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and experience required:


  • Demonstrate experience in the development of business planning, and managing and monitoring programmes or work within a complex environment  
  • Have a strong understanding of the processes that underpin the operations of the public sector environment, including policy development, Cabinet and parliamentary processes, and machinery of government.  
  • Have the ability to quickly assimilate new information at a high level, and come to an understanding of unfamiliar and complex issues.  
  • Be experienced in working with and applying legislation to an operational context (e.g. the Official Information Act and Privacy Act). etc  
  • Have a Tertiary qualification in a relevant field or comparable experience working in business advisory and support role.  
  • Possess the ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships. 

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.


We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.


People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.


  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.


E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Roxana Anderson at quoting ref MBIE/8124 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Thursday, 6th October 2022