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Procurement and Commercial Specialist

NZ Defence Force
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
The Procurement and Commercial Specialist has responsibility to contribute to and deliver tasks within the procurement lifecycle (plan, source, manage) and contribute to the DCS commercial Centre of Excellence.  Manage the delivery of procurement with a strategic focus, within nominated portfolio streams that align to commercial portfolios within DCS and NZDF that minimise risk and achieve best value to meet business objectives and outcomes. 

You'll play a key role and be responsible for contributing to improving the overall capability and effectiveness of the NZDF commercial function.
What we need
We're looking for an outstanding team player with a proven track record in delivery of strategic procurement and engaging successfully with customers and key stakeholders.  Our top priority for this position is to recruit people who are passionate and knowledgeable about procurement and have a focus on exceptional customer delivery.
As a person who enjoys and excels at delivering exceptional results, you'll be prepared to put the needs of the customer at the centre of everything you do, whilst aligning your deliverables to the NZDF Strategic Plan. 
Your refined communication skills include being able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders with ease, as well your written work being to a high standard.  You'll be agile, innovative, excited by challenges, decisive and have strong values, ethics and integrity. 
You'll have demonstrable experience in dealing well with pressure, remaining calm and being empathetic. 
You'll have a sound understanding and demonstrable experience of the end-to-end procurement lifecycle process, the Government Rules of Sourcing and best practice strategic procurement behaviour.   Preferably you'll also have experience working within the public sector, although this is not essential.
If you tick the above boxes, come with solutions and ideas, have a holistic approach where you're focussed on project outcomes, able to anticipate implications and build and maintain excellent working relationships with ease, then this could be your next challenge and we want to meet you.
Who we are

Defence Commercial Services (DCS) is a unit within the wider Joint Defence Services (JDS) Portfolio.  JDS enables Defence Force operations by synchronising key pan-NZDF enabling functions including Logistics, Communications and Information Systems, Health, Security, Strategic Programmes, Military Policing, Knowledge and Information Management and Commercial Services.

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?
As well as this role being newly established with the opportunity for a ‘green fields approach', by joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why – here's some key reasons:

  • I love working on the wide variety of fascinating procurement projects that NZDF has
  • Being 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

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Vanessa White on (021) 908 168, quoting NZDF-1902024.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Friday 22 February 2019.

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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