Kaitohutohu Whiwhinga- Procurement Adviser

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 11-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MFE/C1504671
  • Job Title: Kaitohutohu Whiwhinga- Procurement Adviser
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Progress your procurement career
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working- We are advertising the position in multiple locations.  Confirmation of the successful candidate will determine where the role is based.

Are you looking for experience or to continue your experience in a public sector procurement team providing procurement advice and support to the Ministry?  Do you enjoy providing client-focused advice and being a part of a collaborative and client-focused team? 

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented procurement adviser to join our Procurement and Contracting Team.  

You will provide day-to-day procurement advice on all of government, syndicated, common capability and Ministry panel processes.  You will support our business owners with the development of procurement plans, tender documents and assisting with the running of procurement processes.

You will also contribute to the development and implementation of the Ministry’s procurement policy and processes, with a focus on continual improvement in our procurement capability. 

We are a small, specialist team and we are looking for a team player who enjoys providing customer centric advice and support across a range of procurement activities. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

To be successful in this role you will bring: 

  • an understanding of the principles and value of procurement and contract management
  • previous sound procurement experience within the public sector (private sector experience is desirable)
  • strong customer service and relationship management skills
  • business acumen
  • strong problem solving skills
  • project management experience
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • an understanding of the machinery of government and government sourcing including All of Government, Common Capability and Syndicated agreements
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry’s purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is te ao Māori.  We continue to strengthen our partnerships with Māori and iwi, which underpin our ability to succeed. Reflecting the Crown-Māori relationship under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our environmental policy is our daily kaupapa. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Alice King at alice.king@mfe.govt.nz Website 

Salary range: $69,848 to $ $87,808 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Monday 25 January 2021