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Senior Procurement Advisor - Procurement Excellence

  • Deliver excellence in Procurement methodologies, processes, systems, and tools
  • Join a high performance Procurement Team to provide Transport Sector leadership 
  • Role based in either Wellington or Auckland, New Zealand

 At the NZ Transport Agency, we're transforming our organisation because the world is changing and we are working to better meet the needs of New Zealand. Technology is making rapid changes to the way people connect and the transport choices we have. Customers and businesses want faster, easier and more personalised transport services. We're transforming so we can make the most of the future opportunities for New Zealand - join us.

The focus of System Design and Delivery is on designing and delivering an integrated transport system - one that reflects the plans and priorities of the Transport Agency and its partners. As part of this, Procurement plays an integral role to ensure value for money outcomes across the transport industry.

The role

As Senior Procurement Advisor - Procurement Excellence you will contribute to the direction, development and implementation of the Transport Agency's fit for purpose approach to procurement including strategies, methodologies, systems, processes and tools.

This is an opportunity to get involved in leading change, identifying and determining suitability of new and innovative ideas and concepts, and working on a diverse programme of work that crosses multiple parties.

As part of the team you will contribute to the identification, assessment, design and implementation of fit for purpose policies, methodologies, processes, systems and tools to ensure best practice outcomes in procurement. You'll draw on your strong communication and engagement skills to provide specialist advice on procurement to both internal and external customers, at all levels.

To be successful in this role you will bring

  • 5-10 years of procurement and/or policy/process experience
  • Experience in implementing processes and policies
  • Experience in continuous process improvement
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Well-developed commercial acumen
  • A tertiary qualification (e.g. MCIPS or working towards attaining this) in a related discipline or comparable and relevant experience

This role can be based in either Wellington or Auckland  

This is an opportunity to work with us as we create a top class procurement practice resulting in strong partnerships on both a National and a Regional basis. 

We are looking for candidates with a range of experience and are happy to provide relocation to off shore candidates that have the skills and experience that we are seeking. If you are interested learning more about the role or about what it's like to work for the New Zealand Transport Agency then we would love to hear from you.

Applications close:  11 January 2019

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To be considered for this position you must be eligible to obtain a relevant New Zealand working visa.

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