Data Services Analyst


NZD80000 - NZD90000 per annum

Job Description:

Data Services Analyst

Support & drive the data strategy to achieve strategic data objectives

Why you would like it

Newly created function within a high performing organisation

Large appetite for change with significant scope across data landscape

Plenty of “quick wins” to be achieved

Company profile

Created in 2001 after extensive public and Parliamentary debate, this government owned entity was set up as a way for New Zealand to save now in order to make future superannuation costs more affordable, with an ever increasing & aging population. With a mandate to invest responsibly, yet taking risk where appropriate through a rigorous risk allocation process, this organisation has remained true to their values of inclusiveness, innovation and integrity and all whilst significantly investing in their people. With dedicated commitment to building a diverse workplace of highly passionate and engaged staff, the organisation is there to ultimately support the vision of a “Great Team Building the Best Portfolio”.

The opportunity

With an appetite for change, the organisation recognised a need for the creation of a Data Services function that sat across the business, forming part of the Finance & Risk business unit. Having set this up at the back end of last year, there is now a need to double the team size to continue on the journey to build trust & confidence in this organisation's investment data and investment reporting, the function has a pivotal role in supporting the business to achieve its overall strategic data objectives. As a Data Services Analyst, you will be tasked with helping shape the data standards, principles, and data production process support required, to in turn enable efficient and effective investment decision making and risk management. With a heavy reliance on external data partners to provide much of the information needed for the internal investment analysts, the Data Services Analyst will be required to apply a data consumer centric focus to ensure that the organisation is supported in obtaining the data they require, with the right quality controls and performance measures.

The key responsibilities

Assist in the monitoring and communication of daily data production processes and quality control metrics and results.

Develop and maintain the data quality and data production dashboards and reports.

Assist with the improvement of the data governance, vendor management, and data services functions to ensure aligned, relevant, and meaningful business outcomes.Support the activity of the team to foster knowledge and understanding of data governance across the data user community.

Assist with all other activities that will help drive the right attitudes and behaviours towards data quality and data-related processes.

Help implement and manage the data governance framework, data policies and standards. The fit (of the ideal candidate)

Ability to analyse and investigate data quality and data production issues.

Experience building dashboards and reports in PowerBI.

Experience building dashboards and reports in PowerBI.

Strong customer service focus, with a can do attitude and a willingness to find sustainable and creative solutions.

Experience in data governance, ideally in an investment banking or asset management firm.

Collegial, constructive approach, including the ability to foster both internal and external relationships.

Ability to work to deadlines.

Strong verbal, and written communication skills.

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