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#932 General Manager, Data Sourcing, SES Band 2, Australian Bureau of Statistics

#932 General Manager, Data Sourcing, SES Band 2, Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency and an official source of independent, reliable data and statistics. They tell the real story of Australia, its economy and its people by bringing life and meaning to numbers and are leaders in the Australian Public Service (APS) Data System.

As ABS’ General Manager, Data Sourcing (SES Band 2) you will report to the Deputy Australian Statistician, Data and Statistical Practices and will be responsible for leading a division of more than 800 staff, including 300+ field interviewers and more than 100 contact centre staff, and overseeing the Division’s work program to deliver high quality data sourcing services to the ABS. In this exciting role you will be in the unique position to drive the transformation of the ABS’ data sourcing operations to provide easier and more contemporary ways for Australian business and households to provide data.

You will develop and maintain strong relationships with key Commonwealth, State/Territory and non-government stakeholders, represent the ABS on high-level cross agency working groups, committees and international fora. You will manage the division’s current and forward year budget, including improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Division.

To be a strong contender for this important role, you will excel in leading technology and business change, managing risks, driving innovation and building capability within your teams. Your integrity, judgement, and strong leadership credentials will be paramount. You will have a strong focus on results and delivering in an environment with deadlines and a commitment to quality. Your impressive personal style and ability to engender trust and respect will be complemented by intellectual rigor, first-class communication skills, and impressive interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Effective client engagement skills, with the capability of designing solutions centred on the client, are crucial. An awareness and understanding of the changing data and digital landscape is required. Demonstrated leadership expertise in operations management, preferably in a data-related role, together with experience in transforming operations functions and change management will be highly regarded.

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