Senior Procurement Specialistat NZ Ministry of Education
NZ Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

We have an opportunity for a Senior Procurement Specialist to join the team to focus on the Ministry's corporate portfolio of work.

The Ministry of Education Procurement team is a leader in NZ government. We work across the Ministry of Education and the education sector to ensure critical services, capabilities and infrastructure are in place so together we can make a bigger difference for more students.

The Senior Procurement Specialist will provide specialist procurement leadership and support for Group Managers and teams, including working collaboratively to perform needs analysis, develop sourcing strategies, establish procurement plans and manage high quality procurement processes that deliver tangible value to each Group and the wider Ministry.

The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for creating, communicating and delivery of the end to end' procurement life cycle, as well as identifying and implementing areas of improvement through the procurement of products and services that support the Ministry.

We're keen to hear from people who push themselves and think out of the box, you don't think procurement is a process and are happy to manage risk - rather than remove it with undue compliance.

If you want to improve the lives and opportunities of our tamariki, stretch yourself and be part of a great procurement team that's getting on with it, then please get in touch.

About you

Ideally you will be interested in gathering, analysing and the presentation of information, a knowledge of procurement and great relationship skills.

The ability to drive change through influence is key in this role. You will have strong analytical and numerical skills with good attention to detail and the ability to interpret and draw conclusions and own decisions.

You will also offer :

  • Highly developed procurement experience in leading the delivery of procurement outcomes
  • Well-developed commercial / contract negotiation experience including experience in managing high value and / or politically sensitive negotiations
  • A customer focus, dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • An ability to work with well in a team environment, with minimum supervision, apply judgement and prioritise workload
  • Significant relationship building experience including the ability to provide specialist advice, influence and consult with a broad range of stakeholders
  • An innovative approach to bring the creative ideas of others to market and good judgment about which creative ideas will work
  • A tertiary qualification in a related field.
  • The following attributes are also desirable :

  • A well-developed understanding of Government procurement policies and processes and the machinery of government in relation to procurement.
  • Full membership of CIPS (Level 6 / MCIPS)The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga to the role.

    In return, you'll have the opportunity to make your mark, working with a friendly, supportive knowledgeable team in an influential area where you can further develop and broaden your skills and experience.

    Are you ready to make a difference?

    We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

    Help shape the future of education as part of our large, progressive procurement function. We will work together to shape an education system that delivers excellent and equitable outcomes.

    As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

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