• Data Acquisition Lead

    Job Locations NZ-Wellington
    Requisition ID
    Map Data Collection
  • What's the role?

    As a Data Acquisition Lead ,  you will work with the Head of Data Acquisition and Community Engagement in Oceania in defining a strategy and plan for NZ and to deliver on the plan. You will lead the engagements with the key private and governmental entities across several markets in New Zealand that will help fulfil our strategic objectives for location-data requirements.


     Your main responsibilities include:


    • Working with the Head of Data Acquisition and Community Engagement in Oceania contributing to the development of the annual strategy and plan for New Zealand
    • Implementing the strategies set forth and communicated by the Head of Data Acquisition & Community
    • Leading negotiations and data acquisition engagements including related internal process/product activities in cooperation with key stakeholders; e.g. product marketing/management, legal, contracting, purchasing, supplier management and quality assurance/source evaluation processes
    • Applying strategic B2B engagement practices and managing negotiations to ensure full benefits are realized and sustained
    • Continuously managing priorities effectively, focusing on efficient work results (business value)
    • Ensuring commitments are met by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing or quality
    • Monitoring and keeping up to date with related Location-based Data supplier-specific business activities as well as the extended category industry by building and maintaining thorough understanding of the overall market/landscape (e.g. by conducting ongoing research to understand the availability and effort/cost/engagement models to acquire)
    • Presenting updates to all pertinent supplier and/or industry issues (e.g. shifts in negotiating power of suppliers, relevant governmental initiatives) to stakeholders and immediate management and proposes alternative scenarios as they apply to existing strategies
    • Creating, renegotiating, renewing, and discontinuing agreements in cooperation with internal stakeholders as appropriate
    • Proactively monitoring business partners/suppliers’ competencies and competitive positioning (benchmarking)
    • Estimating risks and applying risk minimizing techniques

    Who are you?

    You are a strong fit for this role if you are a business-oriented, curious, and creative person who can think outside the box to constantly improve on the strategy and operation with a “Go-Getter” attitude.


    You also possess the following skills, competencies and work experience:


    • A Bachelor’s degree GIS or in any related field
    • 5+ years of relevant experience in procurement or business development.
    • Familiarity with the New Zealand spatial data market and the key government and commercial players of the market
    • Knowledge and/or understanding of Maps and Location-Based services
    • Experience with B2B relationship management and ability to build, sustain and leverage effective networking relationships
    • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data (comfortable with numbers), problem solve, prioritize and organize to achieve stated goals
    • Ability to travel up to 20% of your time.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills


    Who are we?

    Ever checked in somewhere on social media? Ever tracked your online orders?” You might be using HERE Technologies every single day without even realizing it. You can find us everywhere: in vehicles, smartphones, drones or third-party apps. We believe that with the right people, we will continue to be a game-changer in the technology industry and improve the daily lives of people around the world.


    To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit and .


    The Data Acquisition team is a strongly focused, result oriented team with a proactive attitude. Our team is international, covering Oceania. Our daily job is to explore the data market, plan and engage with potential business partners and data suppliers, and establish relevant relationships with stakeholders of specific products and industry segments, including the public sector to deliver on business data needs. We attend conferences/events and give public speeches.

    Even though all team members work independently, there is a strong team spirit to exchange experiences and to grow together. 

    You will be embedded in an exciting, highly motivated organization that is an integral pillar of our map building strategy.


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