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Procurement Specialist

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington City
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Procurement Specialist to help grow and protect NZ 

Are you a procurement specialist who wants to step up and manage a category of spend?

You'll get to manage procurement activities and provide contract, relationship management and commercial advice to business groups while ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'.

We have a fantastic permanent opportunity for an experienced Procurement Specialist to join the Ministry for Primary Industries' Procurement and Commercial Management team. We are looking for a procurement specialist with ICT experience to jointly manage our ICT category.

Part of a high performing team – recognised as a leader in government procurement – you'll use your skills to continue our transformation from good to great.  You will be responsible for developing and implementing this challenging category, leading procurement processes and providing specialist commercial advice and assistance with contract management as well as collaborating with Ministry-wide working groups and projects.

If you have a customer focused approach, can build strong and effective relationships with business partners, know your ROI's from your COI's, have a proven track record in contract negotiations, and sharp analytical skills – this is the career opportunity for you.

About MPI 

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! MPI also provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume. MPI's services ensure that New Zealand's natural resources are sustainable while enabling the primary sector to innovate and grow the value of its exports. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact Ruth Greening at 

Applications close: Sunday 26 August 2018


The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone's differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice. 

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