Senior Procurement Specialist

Job Title: Senior Procurement Specialist
Location: Christchurch
REF: 77909
Job Published: 16 days ago

Beyond Recruitment is supporting the Ministry of Education in finding a Senior Procurement Specialist, Infrastructure to join their Infrastructure and Digital Team, Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko.

Help shape the future of Education from the beautiful city of Christchurch and develop and grow your career through work that is not only interesting and challenging but also impactful. Though they are one of largest public sector procurement teams, Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko | Infrastructure & Digital are a tight knit family who celebrate diversity and are committed to growing one another. This is an opportunity to tackle complex work with a team that has your back.

About this role:

As the Senior Procurement Specialist, you will shape procurement solutions which maximise the benefits and outcomes that the Ministry and schools receive from their expenditure, contributing to the growth of future generations in New Zealand.

You will also lead a variety of procurements across our property portfolio; working collaboratively to undertake needs analysis, developing sourcing strategies, delivering procurement plans, managing and developing better processes, leading evaluations; facilitating contract negotiation and award processes. Last financial year the Infrastructure Procurement – Central team’s Procurement Specialists ran a variety of procurements, worth more than $300 million.

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
  • Identifying and delivering procurement initiatives that provide value to the Ministry Capital Works programme
  • Coordinating the “end to end” tender process for large volumes of procurement activity, this includes:
  • Monitoring the delivery of services over the duration of a contract and ensuring supplier performance is being managed and reported appropriately
  • Ensuring that procurement data and information is maintained
  • Coordinating the agreement of contract terms and contract signing
  • Carrying out analysis of benchmark data to drive better commercial outcomes
  • Contributing to the improvement of procurement processes
  • Providing support to other members of the Capital Works procurement team
  • Becoming an advocate for the procurement team

You will bring to this role:

  • Good commercial nous - an understanding of what drives good service value and how to identify and minimise key commercial risks
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ideally a Tertiary or industry qualification in a related field (for example are eligible or working towards Associate Member (Level 4) of CIPS and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in Business or Accounting); and
  • Some experience in data analysis and reporting

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.

If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW!   Or contact Jake Harold –     Quoting Ref No: 77909