Procurement Opportunities

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  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1446731
  • Job Title: Procurement Opportunities
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Procurement Opportunities


Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.


The Ministry of Education have various permanent and fixed term procurement and commercial opportunities both full and part time at different skill levels.


We’re always on the look-out for capable, motivated individuals who either have procurement / commercial experience or an aptitude or desire to build a career or gain experience in this area.


We often have roles available in our Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland Offices


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 this role

We have one of the largest and most highly regarding procurement teams in government and our teams sit across considerable corporate, education and infrastructure areas.

We’re looking for great people across all skill levels who are interested in working at the Ministry of Education as we have different opportunities available both full or part time across our procurement teams.


About you

Ideally you will have a knowledge of procurement, or a desire to gain experience in this area.  We’re after individuals with a questioning nature who are motivated by continuous improvement and delivering public value. The ability to deliver a professional customer focused service is key in this role. You will have strong analytical and numerical skills with good attention to detail and the ability to relate this to internal customers and suppliers alike. 

You will bring:

  • Procurement or commercial experience and a passion and desire to grow your skills and experience within a government procurement function.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to convey complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Customer focused approach dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to use general office software tools and able to quickly learn and processes work through specialist procurement and contract management software


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.


Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


Help shape the future of education by being part of a large procurement function.

In our Procurement teams, you will shape the future of Education with your skills, commitment, tenacity and passion for best practice procurement.


We will be reviewing applications as they come in and we will talk with preferred candidates about what opportunities are available.


Please provide a brief cover letter describing what you are looking for in your next role, any location preference and your relevant experience and availability.


If you have further questions, please contact Laurence Pidcock at


Applications close on 3 May 2020.