Principal Procurement Specialist – ICT

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    Education in New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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Principal Procurement Specialist – ICT

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Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

Our Procurement teams sit across both the Business Enablement and Support (BE&S) and Education Infrastructure Service (EIS) groups. Our teams deliver well-connected, efficient and effective services that enable our people to do their best work every day.

BE&S procurement work across the Ministry of Education and with the education sector to ensure critical capabilities and infrastructure are in place so together we can make a bigger difference for more students.

EIS manage the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day. The Infrastructure Procurement team supports EIS and schools to select and manage suppliers ensuring that value is maximised.

About these roles

We have a Permanent full-time opportunity for a Principal Procurement Specialist – ICT to focus on the following areas.

  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) end to end procurement lifecycle
  • ICT supplier and contract management
  • Technical leadership for technology procurement
  • We’re looking for procurement professionals who are ICT focused and interested in leading end to end lifecycle of technology procurement including strategic sourcing, supplier negotiation and ongoing contract management.

    Principal Procurement Specialists provide specialist procurement leadership, mentoring and support for Group Managers and teams, including working collaboratively to perform needs analysis, develop sourcing strategies, establish procurement plans and manage high quality procurement processes that deliver tangible value to each Group and the wider Ministry.

    We’re keen to hear from people who push themselves and think out of the box, you don’t think procurement is a process and are happy to manage risk – rather than remove it with undue compliance. If you want to improve the lives and opportunities of our tamariki, stretch yourself and be part of a great procurement team that’s getting on with it, then please get in touch.

    Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.

    About you

    Ideally you will be interested in gathering, analysing and the presentation of information, a strong knowledge of ICT technology and procurement, and great relationship skills. The ability to drive change through influence is key in this role. You will have strong analytical and numerical skills with good attention to detail and the ability to interpret and draw conclusions and own decisions. 

    You will also offer:

  • Strong procurement capability and experience in a Public Sector procurement environment or other relevant transferable experience.
  • Significant experience in ICT and strong ICT technical capability to lead large scale technology procurement initiatives and negotiations.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to convey complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Customer focused, is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Outcomes focussed with knowledge or experience of ICT contract and performance management systems and processes.
  • A passion for technology procurement and a desire to grow your skills and experience within a leading Government procurement function.
  • A tertiary qualification in a related field (ICT related qualification is desirable).
  • In return, you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark, working with a friendly, supportive knowledgeable team in an influential area where you can further develop and broaden your skills and experience.