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Procurement Specialist - Fixed Term/Secondment

Ministry of Social Development
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Procurement Specialist - Fixed Term/Secondment - Wellington


Until December 2019 with a possibility of extension

We will consider an internal/external secondment


•        Working in a fast-paced changing environment

•        Performing diverse activities throughout the day – no two days are the same

•        Cohesive team with a good mix of procurement background


Here is an opportunity to join the Ministry of Social Development as a Procurement Specialist based in Wellington. Reporting through to the Manager Procurement Practice, you will strive for excellence and innovation in everything you do.


Our vision for the Ministry's procurement is to work alongside suppliers and providers who look for innovation, work towards sustainability, and provide us with affordable high-quality solutions - so we can help those who need it now and in future.


The purpose position is to lead the development, implementation and alignment of sourcing strategies and initiatives across the Ministry to deliver commercial arrangements and contracts that ensure the achievement of the Procurement Strategic Plan.  Provide procurement leadership and support to business managers in sourcing strategies, contract management, category management and procurement options. Leading negotiations and implementation of complex and high value suppliers and contracts, and mentor Procurement Advisors to ensure on-going development in the area of sourcing strategies and the broader procurement lifecycle.


We are seeking someone who has the ability to aggregate facts, develop appropriate solutions and is aware of government procurement and relevant procurement processes. Ideally you will also have a commercial flavour to your experience in large organisations.


Expectations for improved services mean that we are transforming the way we work, join our team and see the work you do make a difference in the lives of all New Zealanders. Apply today!


Applications close on 27 September 2018


How to apply


If this sounds like you, please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the Position Description.


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


External Candidates – (including Ministry for Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at

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