Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/50108
  • Job Title: Senior Procurement Specialist
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, full-time role
  • Based in our Christchurch office
  • $117,000 – plus five weeks annual leave

Te Tākinatanga – Our story

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our role

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Procurement Specialist to support our Procurement team in the New Construction area. This role will work closely with our Procurement Manager – New Construction to provide commercial advice, coordination and management of procurement activity for this portfolio. You will be heavily involved in providing direction and leadership, along with the development of procurement strategies, managing the end to end tendering process and providing procurement expertise.

Being highly organised and taking the lead with a proactive approach will see you have impact and influence within the team and broader organisation. This role will see you dealing with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally so managing and fostering relationships is imperative.

To be successful in the role you will need to be able to demonstrate sound commercial experience within a procurement environment. You will be well versed in procurement best practice and familiar with achieving public value as a key success driver. You’ll possess sound business acumen and ideally you are experienced with influencing and building relationships with internal stakeholders.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring:

  • Significant experience performing in a Commercial and/or Procurement function within the public and/or private sectors
  • Highly effective communicator with a strong track record of managing the expectations of internal and external stakeholders and key suppliers
  • Comfortable working across the breadth of the procurement skill set
  • Ability to think out side of the box
  • Confident in using a consultative approach in the development and execution of commercial strategies

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Kotahitanga – One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau – We trust each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai – We care about each other as people
  • Te Koha – Everyone’s contribution matters
  • Te Māhaki – We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu – We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 50108GJO.