Assistant Manager - Planning

Kensington, Australia
$99,000 - $122,000
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Planning & Performance is the business owner of the Information Hub, the enterprise data warehouse, and Enterprise Information and Data Governance. Its role is to improve the University’s performance in key areas of business intelligence and planning based on reliable and robust data and to build processes that support continuous improvement and develop uniform, responsive and effective operating models and information systems.


UNSW Planning & Performance provides management reports, business intelligence, analysis and strategic advice based on the data to multiple stakeholders across the University; and reports to the Australian Government and other statutory bodies

About the role

  • $99K-$122K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Continuing 
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Assistant Manager, Planning provides expert business analysis and project management assistance within UNSW Planning & Performance and supports the Planning team with delivering the following key UNSW processes:

  • Student Load Planning Statutory Reporting to Government Survey Operations including Student Surveys & UniForum Staff Activity Surveys

In addition, the Assistant Manager, Planning supports the Assistant Director, Planning in coordinating the operations of the Planning Team and ensures close cooperation in all projects with the Business Analytics Team and Data and Information Governance Team. 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Appropriate degree(s), postgraduate qualifications would be an advantage with relevant experience, or proven equivalent competency gained through any other combination of education, training or experience.
  • Experience in managing projects and leading staff to deliver high-quality outcomes in a deadline driven environment.
  • A strong track record in quickly developing a deep understanding of business processes, analysing business requirements, and implementing improvements.
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills including an ability to define problems, formulate innovative solutions, process information logically, and translate data into business contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and deal with conflicting requirements of a broad range of stakeholders and to develop a strong customer service culture.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly convey ideas and information in a professional manner through presentations, written communication and other means.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Thomas Chow, Assistant Director, Planning 


T: (61 2) 9385 8104

Applications close: 26 March 2017

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