Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/2019-139
  • Job Title: Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager
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  • Summary:

The Commercial Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade takes an active role in ensuring the Ministry’s overseas aid programme and other key initiatives are well supported with agile and flexible procurement services. We are focused on delivering great outcomes through collaboration and strong business relationships. We are part of an integrated system that enables the Ministry to do great things in the world.

We have a vacancy for a Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager to lead a team in delivering a customer focused approach to procurement. This roles will: 

  • Lead a commercial portfolio team to deliver excellent procurement services
  • Implement innovative and practical commercial solutions to achieve great outcomes.
  • Use your procurement skills to make a real difference in the world.
  • Provide leadership for collegial work practices across the commercial team 

What the role does

This is a key commercial leadership role responsible for delivering flexible procurement across the Ministry. Your portfolio of customers will include a number of Ministry Divisions and will see you directly supporting a wide range of Ministry initiatives. Your particular focus will be high value capital and infrastructure procurements, for which you will provide specialist knowledge in support of national infrastructure and capital projects. You will find yourself actively involved in delivering some of the most significant outcomes the Ministry is tasked to achieve.

In doing this, you will be a leader and advocate for high quality procurement practice, including flexible and agile market approaches, as well as implementing strategic procurement and supplier relationship management across the Ministry.

What we need

We are looking for self-starters with strong leadership and relational management skills, and the skills to provide strong thought leadership. The successful candidate will be customer-focused, approachable, and have a great attitude. They will be experienced in the practical application of procurement skills across a wide range of markets, with particular strengths in delivering infrastructure and capital procurement projects. They will bring with them a passion for delivering public value through great procurement practice.

How to apply:

Applications close 26 November 2019, 12pm.

You must be a NZ Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance. 

To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at and submit your CV and cover letter and complete a MFAT job application form prior to the closing date, quoting the position title and job reference 2019-139.