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Purchasing Officer/Buyer

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
City/Town:
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
07-Jan-2020
Closing Date:
23-Jan-2020
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Job Description

What you will do

Defence Commercial Services based in Trentham is looking for a Purchasing Officer/Buyer to provide accurate, efficient and effective processing of goods and services purchasing transactions. 

You will be busy in this role as your experience in SAP (or similar platform) will be put to good use, 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 or accounts payable function will be essential.
 
Who we are

The 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 

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

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 Anita Schmal on (04) 587 2213.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Thursday 23 January 2020.

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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