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Commercial Specialist

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The Ministry recently formed the Commercial Division as a global centre of excellence for its procurement, grant funding, private sector investment, contract management, commercialisation and supplier management activities. We are seeking an international procurement and commercial specialist to be based in Wellington.


You will work with local and overseas Ministry staff to structure, procure, source and negotiate medium value contracts, grants and investments in projects that successfully delivery benefits for the Ministry, New Zealand citizens, other governments and businesses and communities in developing countries.  You will have a particular focus on construction and facilities related contracting and will negotiate related contract terms and conditions. You will directly contribute to the efficient and effective delivery of challenging and time critical projects such the construction and maintenance of the Ministry's property portfolio and New Zealand's response to overseas disasters.


Reporting to the Divisional Manager, Commercial, you will implement a Category Management strategy for the Ministry's property and facilities, as well as coaching and mentoring staff in procurement and contract management.


You will have experience of procuring and negotiating property and infrastructure related procurement. We are looking for a professional with at least 3 years' experience in procurement and who is focused on finding appropriate commercial solutions for their customers. Experience of project or construction management, grant funding, construction contracting, international development, and/or disaster response will be an advantage.


This is a Wellington based role. You must have the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance. You should have, or be studying for, a graduate level or professional qualification in a commercial or construction related discipline such as MCIPS, CEng, LLB.

To view a position description and to apply for this position please visit the Vacancies page at

Applications close 9am Thursday 22 March 2018.


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