Product Analyst

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Tēnei tūranga – About the role

The Product Analyst will report to the P&C Product Owner and will work closely with the Senior Product Analysts to deliver the P&C product roadmap. The Product Analyst will support the implementation of existing product releases and the deployment of new products, and ensure that all existing products are properly tested. They will assist the Senior Product Analyst to ensure BCP and DR processes are in place and kept updated.

Ngā herenga – Requirements of the role

Personal specifications

  • Experience in an HR environment
  • Knowledge of HR/payroll systems
  • Solid system testing knowledge – SIT/PPT/UAT
  • Good influencing and negotiating skills at all levels
  • The capability to analyse issues and readily grasp and assimilate the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others
  • Fosters an open, collaborative environment that encourages quality, and innovation
  • Possesses an ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff
  • Effectively and consistently identifies risk and issues
  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferred and/or comparable experience working within a government environment
  • Must be a NZ citizen or hold a residence class visa

Takohanga tuhinga o mua – Key accountabilities and deliverables

Product Analysis

The Product Analyst will be required to deliver results in the following areas:

  • Contributes to the delivery of releases in relation to new and existing P&C products with the help of the Senior Product Analyst’s and other Product Analysts.
  • Contributes to the testing and change management processes ensuring that all P&C products are thoroughly tested and fit for production environments.
  • Applies good judgement in highlighting risks and issues associated with new and existing P&C products.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the product analysts, to ensure thorough delivery of P&C products.
  • Assists in ensuring appropriate documentation to support the BCP & Disaster Recovery processes.
  • Supports the People & Culture branch

Work management

  • Seeks guidance where required and uses initiative to highlight risks and coordinate work with others
  • Contributes to meetings, including where matters are sensitive, or require solutions.

Communication and relationship management

  • Build strong relationships with P&C managers and teams/managers across MBIE.
  • Participates as an active team member and contributes knowledge and expertise needed to achieve MBIE outcomes.
  • Collaborates with wider P&C branch to ensure relevant information is shared across teams.

Wellbeing, health and safety

  • Displays commitment through actively supporting all safety and wellbeing initiatives
  • Ensures own and others safety at all times
  • Complies with relevant safety and wellbeing policies, procedures, safe systems of work and event reporting
  • Reports all incidents/accidents, including near misses in a timely fashion
  • Is involved in health and safety through participation and consultation

Tō tūranga i roto i te Manatū – Your place in the Ministry

The Product Analyst position reports into the P&C Product Owner, P&C Product Management in the Ngā Pou o te Taumaru group.

More information about MBIE's structure

To mātou aronga – What we do for Aotearoa New Zealand

Hīkina Whakatutuki is the te reo Māori name for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Hīkina means to uplift. Whakatutuki means to move forward, to make successful. Our name speaks to our purpose, Grow Aotearoa New Zealand for All.

To Grow Aotearoa New Zealand for All, we put people at the heart of our mahi. Based on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi, we are committed to upholding authentic partnerships with Māori.

As agile public service leaders, we use our breadth and experience to navigate the ever-changing world. We are service providers, policy makers, investors and regulators. We engage with diverse communities, businesses and regions. Our work touches on the daily lives of New Zealanders. We grow opportunities (Puāwai), guard and protect (Kaihāpai) and innovate and navigate towards a better future (Auaha).

Ngā matatau – Our competencies

Cultivates innovation We create new and better ways for the organisation to be successful by challenging the status quo generating new and creative ideas and translating them into workable solutions.

Nimble learning We are curious and actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems by learning as we go when facing new situations and challenges.

Customer focus We build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions by listening and gaining insights into the needs of the communities we serve and actively seeking and responding to feedback.

Decision quality We make quality and timely decisions that shape the future for our communities and keep the organisation moving forward by relying on an appropriate mix of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement to make valid and reliable decisions.

Action oriented We step up, taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with purpose, urgency and discipline by taking responsibility, ownership and action on challenges, and being accountable for the results.

Collaborates We connect, working together to build partnerships with our communities, working collaboratively to meet shared objectives by gaining trust and support of others; actively seeking the views, experiences, and opinions of others and by working co-operatively with others across MBIE, the public sector and external stakeholder groups.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

As an agency of the public service, MBIE has a responsibility to contribute to the Crown meeting its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Te Tiriti). Meeting our commitment to Te Tiriti will contribute towards us realising the overall aims of Te Ara Amiorangi – Our Path, Our Direction, and achieve the outcome of Growing New Zealand for All. The principles of Te Tiriti - including partnership, good faith, and active protection – are at the core of our work. MBIE is committed to delivering on our obligations as a Treaty partner with authenticity and integrity and to enable Māori interests. We are committed to ensuring that MBIE is well placed to meet our obligations under the Public Service Act 2020 (Te Ao Tūmatanui) to support the Crown in strengthening the Māori/Crown Relationship under the Treaty and to build MBIE’s capability, capacity and cultural intelligence to deliver this.

Mahi i roto i te Ratonga Tūmatanui – Working in the public service

Ka mahitahi mātou o te ratonga tūmatanui kia hei painga mō ngā tāngata o Aotearoa i āianei, ā, hei ngā rā ki tua hoki. He kawenga tino whaitake tā mātou hei tautoko i te Karauna i runga i āna hononga ki a ngāi Māori i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Ka tautoko mātou i te kāwanatanga manapori. Ka whakakotahingia mātou e te wairua whakarato ki ō mātou hapori, ā, e arahina ana mātou e ngā mātāpono me ngā tikanga matua o te ratonga tūmatanui i roto i ā mātou mahi.

In the public service we work collectively to make a meaningful difference for New Zealanders now and in the future. We have an important role in supporting the Crown in its relationships with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. We support democratic government. We are unified by a spirit of service to our communities and guided by the core principles and values of the public service in our work.

What does it mean to work in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Public Service?(external link) — Te Kawa Mataaho The Public Service Commission

MBIE value: Māia - Bold & brave, Pae Kahurangi - Build our future, Mahi Tahi - Better together, Pono Me Te Tika - Own it