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Senior Category Manager

Accident Compensation Corporation
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • ICT Commercial management supporting the delivery of Technology and Transformation outcomes
  • Supply and Vendor Management
  • Focus is building engagement and providing trusted advice to key stakeholders

ACC's vision is to build a unique partnership with every New Zealander, improving their quality of life by minimising the incidence and impact of injury: Improving lives every day. Reporting to our Manager, Strategic Partners - as the Senior Category Manager no two days will be the same as you will be responsible for building and maintaining a trusted advisor relationship with key stakeholders within Technology and Transformation and other business units. With a focus on delivering benefits and maximizing value through all of ACC's ICT spend.

You're good at what you do - having significant experience in the area of ICT commercial. Your strong commercial and procurement background, as well as sound leadership and knowledge in end-to-end procurement will be critical to the success of the role. Naturally you'll have the expertise to have full accountability for the performance of your category and to work across the business expertly.

You're are an energetic, motivated, action orientated person who has proven experience in delivering benefits, category improvement initiatives; and developing and leading supplier relationships. Business engagement is important to the success of this role and you will have a track-record of working collaboratively with other leaders and partners to deliver commercial outcomes in a complex and changing environment, you'll be comfortable operating in the ‘grey' and will bring your influence and persuasion skills to bear as you build trusted relationships.

Core elements of the role are to:

  • lead and run activities within the IT Category of spend
  • supply and Vendor Management
  • develop and drive a planned series of initiatives
  • work across the Category teams
  • work closely with Legal Services and Communications teams

Here's what you'll bring:

  • Commercial and/or Sales experience
  • IT Procurement background
  • Supplier Management
  • Contract negotiations
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence others
  • Ability to run procurement processes
  • Commercial law
  • CIPS qualification

Benefits to working inside ACC

We have some great benefits one of which is the ACC superannuation where we pay 9% of your salary into a super fund for the future. We have subsidised insurances and access to discounted suppliers across the country. We actively support learning and to grow your career.

At ACC, we recognise that diversity, inclusion and accessibility is important to our business. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we work - benefitting individual employees and all our clients across New Zealand.

Applications will run through to Tuesday, 23 October 2018 but please note that if an ideal candidate is found during this time we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.

Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our ACC Career Website. Please view the position description, or reach out to Sheronika Shandil, Talent Acquisition Consultant for ACC -

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