Business Risk Partner

About The Role


Due to an internal move, an opportunity presents to join our Group Risk Advisory team as a Business Risk Partner.


Our Business Risk Partners are trusted advisors that support internal customers across the organisation with robust, objective insights needed to enhance decision making. Reporting to the GM of Group Risk Advisory & HSW, you’ll build relationships on trust and simplify and articulate complexities with teams and senior leaders involved.


This is a unique opportunity to develop a holistic view of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and gain a greater understanding of how our business units think and work. You'll interact with a wide variety of teams, including R&D, operations, sales, supply chain, ICT, sustainability and management including the Executive leadership team. This role is broad and varied, with no two days being the same and you will need to be comfortable managing a range of different projects at any one time.


You will also:

  • Collaborate with a wide range of internal customers to assist with understanding and analysing uncertainty for strategic, project, operations and financial decision-making.
  • Manage discussions and run risk analyses such as macro/industry analysis, product group strategy analyses, business impact analysis, new product development project analysis and long-term strategy sensitivity analysis.
  • Learn about how the business works, behavioural psychology, decision science and risk advisory.
  • Develop risk analysis methodologies and assist with the ongoing development of business risk analysis techniques.
  • Develop clear and concise reports, graphics and presentations of analysis results that deliver value and insights to your internal customers.
  • Assist in the continued development of global business continuity and our crisis management programme.
  • Assist with the continued development of the business risk framework which is centred on improving decision making in the face of uncertainty.



Skills & Experience


Whatever your background, this role will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and broaden your experience. You could come from an engineering, operations, or commercial background. Regardless, critical to your success in the role will be your adaptability and willingness to stretch yourself into new areas.


Our company growth path offers lots of opportunities in a dynamic and changing environment where you are constantly learning and developing. This is a great chance to get a deeper understanding of how different parts of the business function and work together, and to explore how you can support and enhance improved decision making.


Skills and experience will include:

  • An ability to build trust and to work collaboratively across the organisation, including at the senior leadership level.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to lead discussions.
  • Project management skills and the capacity to manage competing priorities.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and an understanding, or experience with, quantitative risk analysis (e.g. Monte Carlo simulation) is advantageous.
  • An ability to work both autonomously and in a team together with a proactive, can-do attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • A tertiary qualification, with a preference for a professional / post-graduate qualification and an understanding of statistics and behavioural economics.
  • Previous experience in Research and Development environment is a plus.




  • Employee share purchase scheme
  • Bi-annual Profit share
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave
  • Life, Critical illness and Income Protection Insurance
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Active Social clubs & community groups
  • In-house training programs from external providers
  • Purchasing privileges for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Medela products
  • School holiday programme subsidy
  • Banking and Insurance discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Beautiful campus with green spaces including EV charging stations and end of trip facilities to encourage lower-impact transport choices
  • Subsidised Café’s
  • Annual Salary Review
  • High rates of internal promotion
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities



About Us


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices, exporting to over 120 countries globally. We are an iconic New Zealand company with a consistent growth strategy ensuring an expanding range of innovative devices for use in respiratory care, acute care and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.


We focus on nurturing a positive and inclusive culture based on trust and respect. In New Zealand, our employee-led communities, Spectra (rainbow), Manaaki (Māori) and Women in Engineering play an important role in this culture. We also have a commitment to creating a positive lasting impact on society, shown by our support of New Zealand organisations such as Diversity Works NZ, Pride Pledge and Global Women.


Make your own contribution to a company whose products change peoples' lives and apply now!


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Requisition ID: 3907 
Posting end date: ​30/09/2023