Senior Procurement Manager – Christchurch

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Procurement /Contract Management
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1446765
  • Job Title: Senior Procurement Manager – Christchurch
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  • Permanent – Fulltime
  • Construction and Commercial procurement

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 us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages 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 Capital Works (CW) procurement team deliver procurement activities for Ministry led school construction projects across New Zealand. Currently Capital Works projects equate to $400m (approx.) in construction spend per year. The projects include new schools, school rebuilds, and major redevelopments, addressing roll growth needs, weather-tightness remediation, structural strengthening and minor works.

About the role

Reporting to the National Procurement Manager, the Senior Procurement Manager will be part of the Ministry’s Capital Works procurement team. This is an opportunity to lead the management and development of a Capital Works procurement team that delivers ‘end to end’ procurement activities for the Southern region. This is a leadership role and development of the Christchurch (Southern) Capital Works Procurement team is required aligning the procurement functions nationally.   

A solid understanding of construction procurement and commercial procurement experience is required to drive the best outcomes for the Capital Works programmes.

Please note that there is more information available in the attached Job Description.

About you

You will have strong leadership and management skills including significant experience in developing and managing a team of procurement professionals.

You will also offer: 

  • Good commercial and political nous – an understanding of what drives good service value and how to identify and minimise key commercial and political risks
  • The ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience or an understanding of construction projects would be advantageous.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with interesting and challenging work and the ability to develop and grow their career.

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.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie at

Applications close midnight – Sunday 23 February 2020.