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Contracts Administrator

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Contracts Administrator

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Contracts Administrator to join our Procurement and Commercial Management team.

Your main focus in the role will be to provide a high level of contract administrative services to the team and the wider Ministry, updating and maintaining the contracts databases, including managing the contract completion process.  You will also manage and maintain a number of generic email boxes and ensure 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
  • 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 to 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 – Sunday 01 September 2019


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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