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Senior Commercial Adviser

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The Commercial Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade takes an active role in ensuring the Ministry's overseas aid programme and other key initiatives are well supported with agile and flexible procurement services. We are focused on delivering great outcomes through collaborative approaches to establishing strong business relationships. We are part of an integrated system that enables the Ministry to do great things in the world.

We have vacancies for 2 Senior Commercial Advisers to take a lead role in implementing a customer focused approach to procurement. These roles will:

  • Play a key role in the delivery of excellent procurement services across the Ministry.
  • Deliver innovative and practical commercial solutions to achieve great outcomes.
  • Use your procurement skills to make a real difference in the world.

What the role does

These are key roles in a team that is focused on providing flexible procurement services across the Ministry. You will work with a portfolio of internal customers, directly supporting a wide range of Ministry initiatives, including NewZealand's overseas aid programme. You will find yourself actively involved in delivering some of the most significant outcomes the Ministry is tasked to achieve.

You will be an advocate for high quality procurement practice, including the delivery of flexible and agile approaches to suppliers and market, as well as the implementation of strategic procurement and supplier relationship initiative across the Ministry.

What we need

We are looking for self-starters with strong procurement and relational management skills. The successful candidates will be customer-focused, approachable, and have great attitudes. They will be experienced in the practical application of procurement skills, and will bring with them a commitment to delivering public value through great procurement practice.

How to apply:

To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at

Applications close 5pm, 29 May 2019

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance

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