Senior Planning & Analytical Services Lead

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, Full- Time
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 10
Reporting to:
Associate Director, IDS Delivery Capability and Support
People and technology leadership are at the core of this role. You’ll be leading a team and capability within IDS to ensure the delivery of planning and analytical services to the University.
Collaboratively working with other IDS teams and across the University, you will have a strong sense of the bigger picture and how your team and capability contribute. You will have demonstrated stakeholder management skills and experience in building, maintaining, and maturing a capability hub where all relevant planning, data and analytics activities occur.
You will need to develop and maintain a vision and roadmap for your portfolio and ensure that you are aligning this to customer needs and the overall technology roadmap, in a professional and transparent manner.
Customer service and continuous improvement are at the core of this role, and you will be required to provide strong leadership to the team and proactively manage performance.

Key Position Responsibilities

The key position responsibilities include: 

Technical Management & Support 

  • Leading and directing the team to ensure that all planning and analytical services and activities are maintained and delivered in a consistent, sustainable and reliable manner.  Building, maintaining and maturing a capability hub for planning, data and analytics resources.  

  • Leading the annual Load Planning process in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders and teams. 

  • Working as required, directly or indirectly with project teams to support the delivery of project outcomes.  

Technical Vision & Roadmap 

  • In collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, developing, implementing and managing the vision and associated roadmap for Planning and Analytical Services, ensuring the vision and roadmap is aligned to the strategic objectives and relevant governance principles of IDS and Flinders. 

  • Maintaining the relevant supporting artefacts and leading the periodical review of the Planning and Analytical Services vision and roadmap to ensure it is kept up to date and well understood by relevant stakeholders. 

  • Developing business cases for new or enhanced technologies and solutions to support the delivery of the roadmap. 

Technical Knowledge & Excellence 

  • Conducting both formal and informal market scanning and benchmarking activities to be aware of emerging market offerings and trends. 

  • Ensuring the team is periodically participating in knowledge building activities and events to keep skills and knowledge up to date. 

  • Ensuring the team are meeting customers needs, resolving service performance issues and proactively improving services.  

  • Ensuring the team are appropriately skilled and experienced to provide technical expertise to customers. 

  • Managing the provision of timely and effective advice and support to customers and stakeholders by identifying improvements to support services and providing technical expertise to enable customers to adopt new technologies and processes. 

Risk, Governance & Ways of Working 

  • Managing day-to-day vendor interactions and relationships using sound commercial judgement in accordance with University procurement policies. 

  • Establishing and maintaining an agile based way of working to manage, refine, and prioritise the activity backlog based on relevant customer and IDS priorities.  Balancing the need to support day to day operations in a stable and reliable manner, with the need to build and mature capability. 

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating risks related to the activities being undertaken by the role in line with IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures. 

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures.  

Other Responsibilities 

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University. 

Key Position Capabilities

KEY POSITION CAPABILITIES

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and / or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment.  

  • Advanced strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills and actively contributes to achieve outcomes and meet the University’s strategic goals. 

  • High level skills in leading a team to its full potential, including advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to manage staff performance. 

  • Extensive experience in building and managing customer relationships in a strategic and long-term context. 

  • Extensive experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure. 

  • High level self-improvement and growth mindset/approach to the role and fosters it amongst the wider team. 

  • Advanced interpersonal influence and demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and customers across a diverse organisation particularly during the design, management and implementation of customer solutions.  

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence design, or the use of associated tools, or with processes of implementation. 

  • Advanced experience in enterprise data modelling and database design in a large organisation. 

  • Higher education experience advantageous. 

A National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will be required by Flinders University before the successful applicant can commence in this position.  If you have any queries in this regard please raise them with the named contact person in this Position Description in the first instance.

For application enquiries please contact: Kirsty Mosley



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

13 Oct 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, Full- Time
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 10
Reporting to:
Associate Director, IDS Delivery Capability and Support
People and technology leadership are at the core of this role. You’ll be leading a team and capability within IDS to ensure the delivery of planning and analytical services to the University.
Collaboratively working with other IDS teams and across the University, you will have a strong sense of the bigger picture and how your team and capability contribute. You will have demonstrated stakeholder management skills and experience in building, maintaining, and maturing a capability hub where all relevant planning, data and analytics activities occur.
You will need to develop and maintain a vision and roadmap for your portfolio and ensure that you are aligning this to customer needs and the overall technology roadmap, in a professional and transparent manner.
Customer service and continuous improvement are at the core of this role, and you will be required to provide strong leadership to the team and proactively manage performance.

Key Position Responsibilities

The key position responsibilities include: 

Technical Management & Support 

  • Leading and directing the team to ensure that all planning and analytical services and activities are maintained and delivered in a consistent, sustainable and reliable manner.  Building, maintaining and maturing a capability hub for planning, data and analytics resources.  

  • Leading the annual Load Planning process in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders and teams. 

  • Working as required, directly or indirectly with project teams to support the delivery of project outcomes.  

Technical Vision & Roadmap 

  • In collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, developing, implementing and managing the vision and associated roadmap for Planning and Analytical Services, ensuring the vision and roadmap is aligned to the strategic objectives and relevant governance principles of IDS and Flinders. 

  • Maintaining the relevant supporting artefacts and leading the periodical review of the Planning and Analytical Services vision and roadmap to ensure it is kept up to date and well understood by relevant stakeholders. 

  • Developing business cases for new or enhanced technologies and solutions to support the delivery of the roadmap. 

Technical Knowledge & Excellence 

  • Conducting both formal and informal market scanning and benchmarking activities to be aware of emerging market offerings and trends. 

  • Ensuring the team is periodically participating in knowledge building activities and events to keep skills and knowledge up to date. 

  • Ensuring the team are meeting customers needs, resolving service performance issues and proactively improving services.  

  • Ensuring the team are appropriately skilled and experienced to provide technical expertise to customers. 

  • Managing the provision of timely and effective advice and support to customers and stakeholders by identifying improvements to support services and providing technical expertise to enable customers to adopt new technologies and processes. 

Risk, Governance & Ways of Working 

  • Managing day-to-day vendor interactions and relationships using sound commercial judgement in accordance with University procurement policies. 

  • Establishing and maintaining an agile based way of working to manage, refine, and prioritise the activity backlog based on relevant customer and IDS priorities.  Balancing the need to support day to day operations in a stable and reliable manner, with the need to build and mature capability. 

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating risks related to the activities being undertaken by the role in line with IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures. 

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures.  

Other Responsibilities 

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University. 

Key Position Capabilities

KEY POSITION CAPABILITIES

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and / or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment.  

  • Advanced strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills and actively contributes to achieve outcomes and meet the University’s strategic goals. 

  • High level skills in leading a team to its full potential, including advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to manage staff performance. 

  • Extensive experience in building and managing customer relationships in a strategic and long-term context. 

  • Extensive experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure. 

  • High level self-improvement and growth mindset/approach to the role and fosters it amongst the wider team. 

  • Advanced interpersonal influence and demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and customers across a diverse organisation particularly during the design, management and implementation of customer solutions.  

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence design, or the use of associated tools, or with processes of implementation. 

  • Advanced experience in enterprise data modelling and database design in a large organisation. 

  • Higher education experience advantageous. 

A National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will be required by Flinders University before the successful applicant can commence in this position.  If you have any queries in this regard please raise them with the named contact person in this Position Description in the first instance.

For application enquiries please contact: Kirsty Mosley



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

13 Oct 2021
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