Business Analyst - CoLabs

careers / Business Analyst - CoLabs
Full Time – Christchurch, New Zealand


At Media Suite, we have a wide range of clients, but we specialise in meaningful public sector work which will enable communities (and government) to adapt in a fast-changing world. Media Suite's CoLabs team is currently delivering on a number of high value, high intensity engagements in the environmentally focused public sector. Our reputation and demand for our work in these spaces just keeps growing, and a busy 2022 lies ahead. 

The CoLabs team shows up with serious passion for their work and the flexibility to tackle any challenge. We offer a wide range of services focused around complex problem solving, strategic delivery and the interplay between human adaptation and technology. This role requires a clever, engaged, adaptable Business Analyst and complex problem solver to jump in and start adding value. 

You should be comfortable getting your head into complexity, with the ability to step back and think big picture, real world impact, real users. You must be comfortable in a client-facing environment as the CoLabs  team works hand-in-hand with our partners and their teams to deliver. You must be comfortable with context switching, deadlines and a feedback culture that thrives on the success of the collective. 

About you:

Whatever your background, you will definitely need: 

  • Previous experience defining partner requirements and turning them into information that they can engage with;

  • To be comfortable leading workshops and partner engagement meetings;

  • Experience with system and process mapping;

  • An ability to collate and derive value and insight from high volumes of information in order to drive understanding, improvement and communication of outcomes;

  • A passion for solving complex problems with simplicity at the heart of your thinking;

  • Impeccable written and spoken english;

  • Comfortable with technology, using it, supporting it and learning new things;

  • Curious and inherently motivated by review, feedback and improvement;

  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively;

  • Willing to go the extra mile to make our partners & stakeholders happy;

  • Flexible and highly adaptable to ever changing priorities;

  • Able to pick up new things quickly and take ownership.

Some of the practical day-to-day things you can expect to be doing:

  • Leading our partners through the analysis and problem solving process

  • Leading the analysis and design of project workstreams

  • Building wireframes or mockups

  • Keeping all stakeholders appraised with effective communication

  • Managing the product backlog, including recording ideas for future development

  • Contributing your skills and perspective to a highly collaborative team across a diverse range of subjects and applications.

Skills, Experience & Education:

We are open to considering a range of experience levels for this role as we have the internal capability to support someone at a more junior level. What’s important is your proven problem solving ability and great analytical and critical thinking skills, along with an understanding of the fundamentals and principles behind requirements identification, analysis and wireframing.

About us:

We cherish our culture, so every hire we make is carefully considered. If you’re tempted to join the Media Suite team, be sure to read on and make sure we’re aligned.

We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house on the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning. We value mindset over skill set and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.

We know that a lack of confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a role, but we also know that there is no such thing as the “perfect” candidate. So, our employment philosophy is pretty simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We invest in the right people to help realise their potential. So if this role sounds like one that might make you excited to come into work every day, go ahead send us your application and let’s talk.

We are an equal-opportunities employer, we don’t just accept our differences, we aim to celebrate our diversity and grow through sharing our unique experiences and perspectives. We are wholeheartedly committed to creating an inclusive environment that offers each of us the chance to thrive.

What we offer:

  • An awesome team to work with;

  • A place to grow;

  • Interesting partners & varied projects;

  • Competitive remuneration;

  • Dedicated professional development & tech tools budgets + 4% (matched) Kiwisaver contributions.

Ideally, this role will be based in our Christchurch office,  so being based in New Zealand with the right to work here is key. While  we are keen to employ a full-time role,  we also understand that full-time work does not fit into everyone's lives. With this in mind, we will work closely with the right person to balance the work/life hustle. 

If you have made it this far and are still interested, please upload your CV and cover letter  by hitting the 'apply now' button. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

(no recruiters please)

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