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Team Leader Purchase and Performance

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Fantastic new opportunity to role model integrity and accountability
  • Provide high level technical and thought leadership
  • Permanent role, National Office, Wellington


The Government is currently undertaking the most important reform of social housing in decades. Within this programme the Ministry of Social Development (“MSD”) has the lead role as the strategic purchaser of social housing places and services.


The Strategic Purchasing group at MSD has responsibility for building contacts and networks within the housing market to ensure that critical social housing needs can be met.  The demand is great and the group has an ambitious objective to deliver an additional 6,500 places nationwide by 2020.


We're looking for motivated, high performing Team Leader in the Purchasing and Performance team to help shape our direction and contribute to a growing, collegial team that is passionate about the challenge ahead. 


You'll need to have:

  • Proven leadership experience with strong commercial acumen
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills
  • An understanding of Government procurement principles and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of contracts with third party providers to achieve desired outcomes
  • The ability to thrive in an environment that is fast paced and with shifting priorities


As the team leader, you will also be responsible for supporting the development of high performance and a culture that embraces challenge and achievement.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the application form and upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.  All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close Wednesday 27 September 2017

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