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Senior Procurement Specialist

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Improve procurement capability across MBIE's large diverse internal portfolio
  • Join a high performing team that is always looking to provide sound pragmatic procurement advice
  • Permanent opportunity based in our Central Wellington location


About the role

This is a pivotal role in the internal procurement team and will contribute to the success of our new customer centric operating model in the Property and Procurement branch.

The Property and Procurement branch has recently reviewed its operating model to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders, enable closer collaboration with the business and provide role clarity within the branch.  This has created a number of exciting new opportunities and different ways of working. This permanent position requires your extensive knowledge of procurement to provide considered, pragmatic advice on complex procurement matters, to improve procurement capability across the branch and deliver on a truly customer centric approach.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this role works within a team of fun and competent procurers who are passionate about delivering results and achieving the best value for money whilst working to MBIE's purpose of Growing New Zealand for All.

As a Senior Procurement Specialist you will provide robust and considered customer focused procurement advice relating to significant major investment projects both in person and in written form, supporting and building procurement capability across MBIE. You will look to drive continuous improvement of internal competencies in procurement, contract management and supplier relationship management. 

Being an extremely customer focussed individual; you will work across a diverse range of significant projects, promoting the benefits of a collaborative procurement approach and ensuring MBIE reaps the benefits. You will mentor and help further develop colleagues' procurement skills both within the team and wider MBIE.  You will actively demonstrate how procurement frameworks, policy and the machinery of government can be utilised to provide the best outcomes for government.


Skills and Experience required

To be successful in this role, you will have a proven track record in:

  • Procurement and associated functions in a senior or-intermediate level procurement role
  • Delivering major/significant procurement projects to scope, on time and budget and achieving successful procurement outcomes
  • Working in a collaborative environment, developing partnering relationships with key stakeholders and/or suppliers and driving added value, innovation and benefit realisation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated by well-honed influencing skills, managing expectations and negotiating with key stakeholders, suppliers and senior managers
  • Using research, analytical tools and frameworks in problem-solving and continuous improvement in a procurement environment
  • Upskilling, developing and mentoring team members to ensure continual improvement


About MBIE

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


How to find out more and to apply

Click on the 'APPLY' button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website (

You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email quoting reference MBIE/1312561 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on the 25th of January 2018 at 5pm


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