Graduate Analytics Specialist
Farmlands Co-operative
Auckland CBD
2d ago

A career in the agri-sector doesn't have to mean 5am milkings, or being out in all-weathers.

Mō matou About us

Te Whenua Tāroa - Farmlands Co-operative boasts one of the biggest IT teams in Canterbury, using some of the most advanced digital tools to help customers make millions of transactions each year on everything from fertiliser to mountain bikes, washing machines to fenceposts.

But that's only half the story.

Here's 6 reasons why you'll want to join the Farmlands Innovation and Digital Team today.

  • Opportunity - develop yourself and your career with us
  • Community - we make great friends
  • Technology - we get to play with all the new toys
  • Autonomy - we trust you to work your way
  • Variety - we're challenged by solving new problems
  • Energy - we're engaged, love what we do, and have fun doing it!
  • Joining Farmlands Innovation and Digital team will give you a chance to grow in a collaborative environment, at the cutting edge of digital development.

    Working in the way that best suits your style, on projects of all shapes and sizes, in an organisation that's more than just farming... it's the future.

    Here at Farmlands, data is driving our business forward supporting New Zealand's primary sector as it moves toward sustainability.

    Our I&D team operate a world-class data platform delivering analytics and support to New Zealand's largest rural cooperative.

    If you're just starting out and want to work in a cloud-enabled organization with a mindset for continuous improvement, then I&D Farmlands is the place for you.

    Mō ngā painga About the benefits

    With offices based in Auckland and Christchurch, you can be based in either and also enjoy our hybrid working environment.

    Aside from our great team, the meaningful work and our inclusive culture, you'll receive a competitive remuneration package, with the added benefit of health, life and income protection insurance.

    With annual health checks and flu shots, and our EAP service, your health and wellbeing is right up front and centre.

    You'll receive an exclusive Farmlands shareholding offer providing access to a vast array of discounts, and gain discounted purchasing within our Farmlands retail stores.

    You'll also have access to a suite of tailored training and development plans through our Centre of Learning, to further broaden your skillset and opportunities for career progression.

    You'll get to be part of a great New Zealand story! Farmlands was born from people joining together to do things differently.

    Fast forward from our humble beginnings in 1962 and we're New Zealand's largest farming co-operative with an annual turnover of more than $2.

    3 billion, with over 1000 staff in over 80 locations from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

    Key to the Innovation and Digital team though, is the position Farmlands finds itself in having fully implemented D365. Farmlands is now a recognised testing hub for new Microsoft technology, giving our teams access to digital innovations way before regular businesses see them.

    Mō te whai waahi About the opportunity

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Analytics Specialist to join our Farmlands Insights and Analytics team. Reporting to our Data & Analytics Manager you'll provide data analysis, modelling and machine learning skills to Farmlands.

    You'll work with key stakeholders on understanding their why's, work on strategic initiatives and providing support to deliver Farmlands Strategy.

    This position will help you grow your skills as a confident communicator and to work with internal customers at all levels of the co-operative, translating technical information into practical, everyday terminology.

    Mōhou ake About you

    First and foremost, we're looking for a people-person. Someone who can build and maintain relationships with team-mates, folks in other teams and external parties too.

    To be successful, you'll have a good grasp of analytics, documentation skills and be familiar with some machine learning models. Ideally you'll :

  • Have proven work or study experience in data analysis and design
  • Be familiar with Python and / or R, T-SQL and / or Power BI
  • Be competent in Statistics, Mathematics and / or Computer Science
  • Be able to work and collaborate with a team
  • Be willing to learn and challenge yourself
  • Having knowledge of Big Data technologies (Data Lake, Spark, Storm etc). would be a bonus!

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