Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:

Senior Procurement Specialist – ICT

  • Permanent, full-time opportunities in our ICT Procurement team
  • Wellington based
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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

    BE&S deliver well-connected, efficient and effective corporate services that enable our people to do their best work every day. The Procurement team 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.

    About these roles

    The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for creation and delivery of procurement life cycle processes in relation to specified business groups, and will support the business through procurement in a Ministry ‘centre-led’ manner, championing the quality of execution of the end to end procurement process. 

    The Senior Procurement Specialist ensures that the markets are pro-actively and appropriately managed and that key supplier and spend categories are delivering and maximising fiscal and education benefits.

    The Senior Procurement Specialist provides 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.

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

    About you

    To be successful in this role, you will be a key member of the procurement team, driving procurement excellence and continuous improvement both within the Ministry and across a broader, multi-agency, education procurement services network. You are able to develop and articulate your vision, and establish key relationships across government and private procurement organisations. 

    You will also offer:

  • Strong procurement capability and experience in a Public Sector procurement environment or other relevant transferable experience
  • Proven experience in ICT procurement and strong ICT technical understanding to manage and lead 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 procurement and a desire to grow your skills and experience within a leading Government procurement function.A tertiary qualification in a related field.
  • 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.