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Contracts Administrator (Fixed Term until August 2020)

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Contracts Administrator to join our Procurement and Commercial Management team on a fixed term or secondment basis until August 2020.

Your main focus in the role will be to provide a high level of contract administrative services to the team and the wider Ministry, ensuring team information on the Ministry's intranet is accurate and up-to-date, updating and maintaining the contracts databases, managing and maintaining a number of generic email boxes and ensuring contract templates and associated links are accurate and up-to-date.

As well as being a great team player, to be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Experience in contract administration processes
  • An ability to plan work effectively, to see and understand the big picture while still demonstrating attention to detail
  • Experience at maintaining effective relationships with customers to meet their expectations
  • Good administrative and coordinating skills
  • An ability to work consultatively and relate to people at all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft computer programs, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work without supervision

Our ideal candidate will be a quick learner, have a high level of communication skills and be able to use their initiative.  We require this person pick up anything that comes across their desk and be willing to get out into the business as the face of the team.

About the Ministry for Primary Industries

Our purpose is “Growing and Protecting New Zealand”.  We are striving to help the primary sector double the value of its exports by enabling industries to grow, and to strengthen their environmental performance.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand, and must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.


Applications for this role close 25 October 2018.



MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.

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