Senior Procurement Specialist
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Why work for us?

New Zealand Government Procurement, a branch within MBIE, helps government agencies achieve greater public value by delivering procurement excellence.

We provide the government's procurement functional leadership objectives through a collaborative, centre-led approach. We help government agencies with building procurement capability, providing support, advice and expertise, and make procurement management easier through systems and frameworks that support quality decision making.

We aim to create a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box.

We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, and development programmes.

About the role :

As one of our portfolio leads you will be responsible for managing the supplier and agency relationships for key government contracts.

You will apply your commercial knowledge and experience to generate strategic direction for the function and deliver excellence in business partnering in the medium and long term.

Your role will involve :

  • Managing, advising, and influencing the daily relationships with government agencies and suppliers with a key focus on Professional Services.
  • Managing the performance of All of Government contract portfolios to enable fit for purpose procurement decisions that deliver intended results.
  • Connect with stakeholders to implement initiatives that are easy for people to use and deliver equitable and enduring outcomes for New Zealand.
  • Skills you'll need :

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and / or relevant experience (5+ years)
  • Tech savvy skills and a digital native
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to connect and relate to people to deliver change
  • Strong analytical skills and a mind set for strategic thinking
  • A desire for continuous improvement and the ability to work at pace
  • Strong contract management skills
  • What you'll bring :

  • A strong track record in the management of complex relationships
  • Strong experience in contract management
  • Commercially astute with a proven track record of delivering results
  • Solid experience in project and change management, preferably in a service delivery
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ.
  • About MBIE :

    MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

    We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable.

    Salary range : $90,000 to $110,000 p.a.

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