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Procurement Category Manager

NZ Health Partnerships
Job Category:
Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

In the role of Category Manager you will perform a range of procurement management functions for non-clinical equipment, consumables and services. NZ Health Partnerships is looking for an experienced Category Manager to manage a diversity of categories at a national level.


What's in it for you?

Using your experience, you will develop and execute the procurement strategy for non-clinical portfolios.  Enjoy the challenge of managing suppliers nationally and handling the different levels of perspective of contracts.  You will drive benefits, develop and execute supplier relationship manager programmes, negotiate and manage contracts as appropriate. Part of the challenge is working strategically with the variety of operating models across the sector.


To be successful in the role:

You will have great stakeholder engagement and management skills, along with 5 – 10 years' experience in a procurement function in a complex environment, and you have the ability to lead and support multiple projects simultaneously to meet goals and deadlines.


it is important that you have strong knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures with demonstrable analytical skills, financial modelling skills, and experience with total cost of ownership/whole of life costing models. You have some understanding of the Indirect Service market and have RFx experience.  Ideally you are tertiary qualified in business/ economics/procurement/ supply chain or finance and hold a relevant business related qualification. Knowledge of the All of Government Rules of Procurement would be useful.


About NZ Health Partnerships

NZ Health Partnerships is supported and owned by New Zealand's 20 District Health Boards (DHBs). By thinking, acting and investing collaboratively through us, DHBs can achieve greater efficiencies than they would by operating independently. We provide a range of national services for DHB's including shared banking, collective insurance and procurement of medical devices and indirect products and services. Should you wish to learn more please visit


How to apply

If you have the relevant experience and capability, we invite you to apply. A full position description is available and visible when you apply for the role.   For further information you can visit and you can also call Corinne on 09 487 4929. Applications for this role close on 14 December 2018.

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