Supplier Relationship Manager
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Wellington, NZ
6d ago

Why work for us?

At the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), we are a future-focused organisation working to grow a healthy, high-performing New Zealand economy.

Our diverse range of functions and international reach means real career pathways within MBIE. We underpin this with development and training, and a culture that enables our people to work to their natural best.

Our Commercial Performance team sits within the Digital, Data and Insights group. Within our team we are proactive in managing the commercial and contract lifecycle and the relationships with our technology suppliers.

We are taking a different approach to tracking our consumption of technology services with the goal of creating transparency that enable financial sustainability.

About the role

As a Supplier Relationship Manager in our team, you will be hands on in working with our business, leading supplier relationships, and furthering our work on our supplier management framework, and imbed this across ICT to drive enterprise level outcome.

Working with a portfolio of suppliers, you will have a lot of freedom and scope to make this role your own. As a natural problem solver, you will enjoy the challenge and complexity that working in a large organisation brings.

You will have the opportunity to unpick the value of the commercial arrangements in place and built business case for the future of our technology.

About you

You will be an expert in nuanced relationship management, as this role will bring that strength to the fore working both internally and with suppliers.

We will be looking for you to demonstrate your experience your ability to understand the bigger picture and apply a system or strategic lens on your work and dig into the contracts and commercial structures to really get under the hood of services provided.

You will have the confidence and seniority to find your way in a large organisation, to identify the right relationships, technology and tools that enable you to excel.

In addition to this you will bring :

  • Significant experience working in commercial contract management, a minimum of five years is expected
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • An understanding of how to navigate complex and ambiguous environments, processes and governance structures
  • Previous experience working in a complex public sector organisation
  • A solid working understanding of technology services
  • A collegial, non-judgemental and empathetic approach
  • If you are interested in being part of an exciting new branch with a fresh, forward thinking approach, then apply now.

    Applicants must have the right to live and work in New Zealand

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