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Regional Contracts Manager (Permanent), Central Region

Ministry of Social Development
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Accounting & finance
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Ministry of Social Development

Regional Contracts Manager – Palmerston North, Central Region

Permanent, Full Time (37.55 hours per week)
Job Ref: 26760

About us

The scope and breadth of the work we do here at the Ministry of Social Development is unique and in many ways, we touch the lives of most New Zealanders at some stage in their life's journey. We play an important role in supporting New Zealanders. Simply put, people count on us.

About the role

Reporting to the Central Regional Commissioner for Social Development you will be responsible for ensuring the effective purchase and management of contracted services for our clients. In addition to your people management responsibilities you will develop and lead the strategic direction for Central. Your solid understanding of social and or economic/business development enables you to ensure that Work and Income's purchasing power is used to its full potential to meet our clients' needs. A key part of this role is developing and maintaining strong relationships and networks across a range of industry partners as well as monitoring the performance and viability of contracted service arrangements.

Position Description

About you

You have extensive experience in budget management and financial reporting as well as the proven ability to set and lead effective strategic direction at a senior level. You're a skilled negotiator, who is strongly committed to achieving goals and quality outcomes. Relationship Management is one of your natural strengths, empowering you to influence and negotiate outcomes at a senior level with ease. A relevant qualification in finance, procurement, business or management is highly advantageous.

We offer

  • Supportive and collegial environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Competitive salary up to $120k for the right person (in line with skills and experience).

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter please outline your experience in setting and delivering strategic outcomes and relationship management approach with internal and external stakeholders to achieve this.

Note: If you are a current MSD employee please apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your ‘internal' profile.

For a further discussion about the role contact Leanne on (06) 952 1423.

Applications close: Tuesday 20th November 2018

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