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Buyer/Purchasing Officer

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

Defence Commercial Services based in Trentham is looking for a Buyer/Purchasing Officer to provide accurate, efficient and effective processing of goods and services purchasing transactions. 
You will be busy in this role as your experience will be put to good use in SAP (or similar platform), while ensuring compliance with Public Sector purchasing legislation and standard operating procedures is adhered to.
What we need

We are seeking an enthusiastic team member who supports the value of customer focus.  You will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills, proven ability to work independently using sound judgement and initiative, have the accuracy and attention to detail required and be self-motivated.
Your experience working in a large multi faceted or complex business environment in a purchasing, accounts payable or administration function will be essential.
Who we are

Defence Commercial Services performs centralised commercial and business services functions for NZDF.  The Business Services Group is responsible for the effective management of non-specialist military equipment purchasing, accounts payable, and treasury payment functions, as well as taxation accounting and compliance.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us

By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

We offer five weeks annual leave, professional development opportunities coupled with many other great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF.  Click on link to check them out!
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page.
For further information, contact Beth Bates on 04 587 2217, quoting NZDF-1810013.
Applications close at 8pm Friday October 19 2018.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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