Procurement and Commercial Practice Lead

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 24-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2003065
  • Job Title: Procurement and Commercial Practice Lead
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What you will do

The Procurement and Commercial Practice Lead is a key leadership role within the team, with responsibility to contribute to the Defence Commercial Services’ (DCS’) Centre of Excellence. 

Lead and manage the delivery of the procurement lifecycle (plan, source, manage) with a strategic focus, within the nominated Defence Estate and Infrastructure portfolio stream that aligns to the commercial portfolios within DCS and NZDF, minimising risk and achieving best value to meet business objectives and outcomes. 

You’ll play a key leadership role in the Commercial Delivery Team and be responsible for contributing to improving the overall capability and effectiveness of the NZDF commercial function, ensuring delivery of key projects to customers, as well enabling the development and growth of your team.
What we need

We’re looking for an experienced and highly skilled procurement professional with strong leadership and team management skills who has a proven track record in management and delivery of high volume and complex procurement projects (specifically infrastructure), leading, motivating and developing teams, setting clear strategic direction and engaging successfully with customers and key stakeholders.  

Ideally, you’ll have knowledge of contracting practices and commercial models for construction, professional property services and facilities/asset management service contracts.
You’ll have a sound understanding of the end-to-end procurement lifecycle process, the Government Procurement Rules and best practice procurement behaviour, in addition to being a strong people leader.
Using your strong written and verbal communication skills, you’ll put the needs of the customer at the centre of everything you do.  Your refined communication skills include being able to engage with and influence a wide range of stakeholders with ease, as your written work will be of a high standard.  You’ll be a skilled negotiator with commercial acumen who knows when to push back, offer alternatives, be able to strategically “think on your feet” and offer information around the ‘why’, whilst still retaining customers’ engagement and buy-in.  

You’ll be agile, innovative, excited by challenges, decisive and have strong values, ethics and integrity.  You’ll have demonstrable experience in dealing well with pressure, remaining calm and being empathetic. 
If you tick the above boxes, come with solutions not complications, have a holistic approach where you’re focused on project outcomes, are able to anticipate implications, build and maintain excellent working relationships with ease, then this could be your next challenge and we want to meet you.
Who we are

Defence Commercial Services (DCS) is a unit within the wider Joint Defence Services (JDS) Portfolio.  JDS enables Defence Force operations by synchronising key pan-NZDF enabling functions including Commercial Services, Logistics, Communications and Information Systems, Business Futures, Security, and Knowledge and Information Management.  The effective and efficient delivery of these enabling functions is a key contributor to the operational effectiveness of our Defence Force.  In this sense, JDS are a force behind our Force.

External suppliers and commercial partners are an increasingly critical enabler of the Defence Force’s operations.  DCS leads and enables the wider NZDF commercial function; including procurement planning and management, sourcing, contracting, P2P and strategic supplier relationship and contract management.  This is achieved by delivering enabling policies, frameworks, training and systems; and the monitoring of commercial risk and performance across the organisation.

DCS performs centralised commercial and business processing functions for NZDF, and offers a range of value adding services to internal customers – including access to professional expertise and advice.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.  
Why Us?

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Being part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job;
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life;
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed;
  • Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 

How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Vanessa White on 021 908 168.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.