Senior Business Operations Advisor

Date:  22 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011 Christchurch, NZ, 8013

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • 12 month secondment opportunity 
  • Play a key role in delivering regulatory excellence in the building system 
  • Take the lead on embedding meaningful performance measures, improved data quality & analysis and effective business planning & reporting processes 
  • Join our inclusive and collaborative team, working from either Christchurch or Wellington; we offer flexible working arrangements, a supportive and positive team culture and a range of training & development opportunities 
  • Salary – $95,103 - $115,585 dependent on skills and experience 

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


The Senior Business Operations Advisor is a dual role. You will take the lead on all of Building System Assurance’s (BSA) data and reporting requirements, including continuous improvement and cross-agency initiatives. You will also be responsible for BSA’s business planning, maintaining and reporting on our evolving work programme, and ensuring it reflects our priorities. 


The BSA team sits within the Building & Tenancy branch and is responsible for a range of regulatory activities relating to the building system, including regulatory services, compliance & assurance, and complaints & investigations. 


In this role you will have the opportunity to:


  • Lead the business planning process for BSA
  • Develop performance indicators to measure and report on the team’s performance and impact across the building system 
  • Enable effective decision-making based on quality data and insights
  • Work collaboratively to support data and insights initiatives across the branch and wider building system
  • Strategically build and maintain strong relationships both within and outside of BSA

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

  • Proven experience in an analytical role, deriving business-relevant insights from data and presenting these in a clear, accessible ways to different audiences
  • The ability to understand detailed business performance information and link it back to the bigger picture of strategic outcomes
  • Strong experience using systems and tools for business performance reporting and data analysis; familiarity with Power BI would be an advantage
  • Solid experience and understanding of business planning processes
  • The ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at various levels, including the ability to influence and develop trust and credibility
  • Excellent communication, self-management and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to take ownership, work independently, and deal positively with challenges is essential 
  • Understanding of MBIE and experience in the public sector would be an advantage
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ

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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Sarah Hutcheson at quoting ref MBIE/11801 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Monday 5 June 2023.