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Job Description

  • Utilise your commercial acumen to develop and execute sourcing strategies
  • Achieve the best possible procurement outcomes for government
  • Permanent opportunity based in Wellington location


The Commercial Strategy & Sourcing team within the New Zealand Government Procurement & Property (NZGPP) branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is expanding to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders.  This has resulted in an exciting role that provides an experienced procurement and sourcing professional with the opportunity to utilise their skills to deliver excellence to the Strategy & Sourcing function

Interested?  Read on.

The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for managing the engagement with agencies, suppliers and centres of expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for government, while understanding the impact large scale procurement can have on market dynamics.

The role reports to the Manager Commercial Strategy & Sourcing and supports the delivery of a multi-billion dollar sourcing pipeline.  The successful applicant will have a broad understanding of supply markets and agency needs; be able to develop and execute sourcing strategies; and assist NZGPP drive competitive advantages for agencies, suppliers and government

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse complex commercial and procurement situations and to recommend and design robust strategies and solutions
  • Experience in delivering major/significant procurement projects to scope, time and budget and achieving successful procurement outcomes
  • Experience in developing category strategies, implementing and managing approaches to market
  • Significant experience in influencing and negotiating with stakeholders, suppliers, and senior managers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated by credibility, personal or collaborative influence, managing expectations and targeted persuasion
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development and implementation of strategy plans, stakeholder engagement plans, approaches to market and procurement plans
  • High degree of political nous and a working knowledge of the machinery of government
  • Considerable experience in dealing with change in a complex and dynamic environment


If you can demonstrate the skills required for this role, we would like to hear from you.  For further information and a confidential discussion, please contact Tom O'Sullivan by email


How to apply:

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line advertisement.

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button which will take you to our career website. You will need to complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. All applications must be submitted via our online process. 

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday, 19 of August 2018.

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