Procurement, Operations & Supply Chain

Commercial Specialist

Job Title: Commercial Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
REF: BRLJVH116130_1
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Job Published: 2 months ago

Beyond Recruitment is proud to be supporting the Ministry of Education in finding a Commercial Specialist to join their dynamic Infrastructure and Digital team in a full-time, permanent role.

If you have a background in account management, supplier management or contract management this could be your next role.

With one of the largest public sector procurement teams, The Ministry of Education provides complex and challenging work that makes a genuine impact in the lives of tamariki around the country.

The Infrastructure and Digital Team are a tight knit family dedicated to the growth and support of their members. They provide advancement opportunities and flexible working conditions, including the opportunity to work remotely for the right candidate.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a talented and energetic individual to join a fantastic team.

About the role:

As the Commercial Specialist you will live and breathe performance. You will support construction projects that span the length and breadth of New Zealand, understanding the challenges, the successes and the opportunities for improvements. This role is varied, challenging and far from dull, no two days will be the same.

The core focus for the role is to drive, influence, support and report on performance of their suppliers, whilst ensuring that they follow a fair and transparent process to deliver quality learning environments for New Zealand's learners. This comes in many shapes and forms, from initiatives to improve their documentation to sector engagement and internal development and support.

Reporting to the Commercial Specialist Team leader, you will be responsible for gathering and consolidating supplier performance information, undertaking analysis, reporting and recommending any improvement activities or escalations required for TPHM outsourced suppliers. The position will assist in the implementation of the supply management framework across multiple TPHM contracts to ensure effective and consistent contract measurement.

About you:

You will be currently working in a commercial, supplier or contract management role. You will be able to work autonomously as well as working closely as part of a consultative, multi-disciplinary team. You will be encouraged and supported to take ownership of your work and will have the opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the team.

Ideally you will be interested in gathering, analysing and the presentation of information, will have a knowledge of procurement and great relationship skills. The ability to drive change through influence is key in this role. You will have strong analytical and numerical skills with good attention to detail and the ability to interpret and draw conclusions and own decisions. An interest and/or experience in the construction or property sector is desirable.

You will also offer:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Willingness and ability to engage in challenging conversations
  • Knowledge or experience of contract and performance management systems and processes
  • Experience in developing and producing contract management reports
  • A Tertiary qualification in a related field

If this sounds like you and you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW!

Or contact Jake Harold –

Quoting Ref No: 116130