Role title: Head of Data Excellence

Reporting to: General Manager, Digital Technology

Team: Digital

The quality and smart application of our data is what sets us apart – but we want to keep pushing the boundaries.  The Logistics industry’s data quality, integrity and timeliness is oftentimes of mixed in terms of quality. As such, we need someone to design and deliver on a strategic data vision that enables ‘next level’ smart, simple and predictive services for our customers – both for Kotahi and as an enabler for our broader ecosystem.

This role requires a strategic thinker who can engage and challenge the Exec team with a strategic vision, then work across all teams within the business and our partners to execute on it - moving Kotahi into a position of cutting-edge industry leadership in the smart design and commercial application of Data. This new Data capability will also support a ‘Blockchain enabled’ world, helping Kotahi to make this a genuine reality for New Zealand and its customers.

This role will help to move the business towards a mature and embedded operating model in terms of Data governance, security and integrity. Familiarity with commercial thinking and customer focus is also key - understanding how Kotahi creates value and serves its customers is important; it helps everyone work toward our overarching vision and corporate strategy.

To be successful in this role you will need a tertiary qualification in business or IS.  You will also need at least 10+ years’ experience working with and accommodating large, demanding Data & Information Architecture environments.  You will also need to have a proven ability to design and execute data tests, experiments and proofs-of-concept. You will also need to be comfortable with defining clear approaches from ambiguous environments. 

You will also require the following skills:

  • Awareness of data-related governance and risk principles
  • Fully conversant with data modelling/architecture principles
  • Excellent Analysis & Problem Solving
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Ability to manage risk & safety
  • Strong Communicating skills
  • Ability to collaborate & connect across stakeholders
  • Web cloud native


Role title: Head of Proposition Design

Reporting to: General Manager, Digital Technology

Team: Digital

The purpose of the Head of Proposition Design is to own the definition, construction and delivery of new, digitally-enabled Kotahi value-propositions back into the business for Product ownership. This is a key role, and is intended to help drive Kotahi into a position of cutting edge, industry leadership.

This role involves working with key stakeholders to ‘translate’ concepts that have the potential for generating material new value into functional prototypes, MVPs and beta-releases - leading to a state that enables new these propositions to be handed back to the original business stakeholders for commercialisation and continued development. This definition, construction and iterative-build process will be conducted in close collaboration with Sales, business Product owners, the Digital team, strategic vendors and ecosystem partners.

This role will require strong strategic and systems-thinking, commercial acumen, deep digital knowledge, delivery expertise, problem-solving and interpretation skills, and the ability to communicate complex concepts well to both executive and delivery-level stakeholders to build a unified value-proposition ‘narrative’ for the business.

To be successful in this role, you will need a tertiary qualification in design, business or IS coupled with at least 8 years hands-on experience with solution design, commercialisation and technical experience as Architect, Consultant or similar servicing medium to large organisations. You will also need a to be able to translate business strategies into digital-first requirements and solutions. You will need to be familiar with processes, systems and methodologies required to support business practices and you need to be a digital technology native who understands how complex service environments and web-enabled business ecosystems work.  You will need a Technology skill set app first cycle in a start-up environment and exposure to large and complex corporates.

You will need to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading teams
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Strong communicatiosn skills
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Analysis & Problem Solving
  • Ability to manage risk and safety
  • High level of resilience & ability to navigate and manage change 


Kotahi as an Employer:

Kotahi is a New Zealand Business of approximately 85 people providing distribution and customised services to some of New Zealand’s largest exporters and importers. We are committed to building a business culture based upon five core values: Driven to Deliver, Inclusive & Cooperative, Innovative & Evolving, Positive & Nurturing and Celebrating Success. Our values allow us to attract, select and retain top employees who share these values.


This is a great opportunity to join a New Zealand company that is driven to make a difference! 

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