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Commercial Excellence 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 a vacancy for a Commercial Excellence Adviser to take a lead role in driving a customer focused approach to procurement. This role will:

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

What you will do

This is a key role in a team focused on the implementation of flexible and innovative procurement practice across the Ministry. Your customers will include all Ministry Divisions, and you will be supporting a wide range of Ministry initiatives, including NewZealand's overseas aid programme. You will find yourself involved in developing practice that directly impacts the delivery of some of the most significant outcomes the Ministry is tasked to achieve.

In doing this you will be an advocate for implementing high quality procurement practice, including flexible and agile market approaches, as well as implementing strategic procurement and supplier relationship management across the Ministry.

What we need

We are looking for a self-starter with strong technical, influencing, and relational management skills. The successful candidate will be customer-focused, approachable, and have a great attitude. 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 view a position description and apply for this role, please visit our vacancies page at to complete an application form and submit your CV and cover letter prior to the closing date.

Applications close 5pm, 22 July 2019

You must be able to obatin and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance

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