Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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  • Permanent – Fulltime
  • An interesting and challenging procurement opportunity!
  • 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

    Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $19.6 billion, the largest payroll in the country, and transportation of over 100,000 students to and from school each day. 

    Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.

    About the role

    The Senior Procurement Specialist will be part of the Ministry’s Capital Works team and will report and provide support to the Procurement Manager – Infrastructure. The role requires co-ordination and delivery of ‘end to end’ procurement activities as well as identifying and implementing areas of improvement through the procurement of design and construction services.

    Your Key Priorities will include: 

  • Developing strong relationships with relevant stakeholders to help understand service requirements and refine specifications to form tender documents, and help deliver value for money outcomes.
  • Monitoring the delivery of services over the duration of a contract and ensuring supplier performance is being managed and reported appropriately.
  • Coordinating the ‘end to end’ tender process for large volumes of procurement activity.
  • Ensuring that procurement data and information is maintained.
  • Carrying out analysis of benchmark data to drive better commercial outcomes.
  • Please note that there is more information available in the attached Job Description.

    About you

    You will be able to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders and will have the ability to prioritise and multi-task in an environment where workloads can escalate quickly. A ‘can do’ attitude is important and experience in the public sector and/or the construction industry would be advantageous.

    You will also offer: 

  • Good commercial nous – an understanding of what drives good service value and how to identify and minimise key commercial risks.
  • Impeccable time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ideally a Tertiary or industry qualification in a related field.
  • Some experience in data analysis and reporting.
  • This opportunity will provide the right candidate with interesting and challenging work and the ability to develop and grow their career.

    If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.