Procurement Specialist

Posted on 12-Jan-2018
Application Close Date: 25-Jan-2018
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Ongoing - Full Time
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  • Be part of MBIE's internal Procurement team, delivering sound pragmatic advise to the business
  • Newly created positon within the Property and Procurement branch
  • Permanent opportunity based in our Central Wellington location


About the role

Working with the internal procurement team  you will contribute to the success of our new customer centric operating model in the Property and Procurement branch.

The Property and Procurement branch has recently reviewed its operating model to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders, enable closer collaboration with the business and provide role clarity within the branch.  This has created a number of exciting new opportunities and different ways of working. This permanent position requires your  knowledge of procurement to assist in providing considered, pragmatic advice on  procurement matters, to improve procurement capability across the branch and deliver on a truly customer centric approach.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this role works within a team of fun and competent procurers who are passionate about delivering results and achieving the best value for money whilst working to MBIE's purpose of Growing New Zealand for All.

As a Procurement Specialist you will assist in providing robust and considered customer focused procurement advice relating to projects both in person and in written form, supporting and building procurement capability across MBIE. You will work with the team to provide continuous improvement of internal competencies in procurement, contract management and supplier relationship management. 


Skills and Experience required

To be successful in this role, you will have a background in

  • Procurement and associated functions including delivering procurement projects to scope, on time and budget and achieving successful procurement outcomes
  • Working in a collaborative environment with key stakeholders and/or suppliers and adding value, innovation that benefits the customer
  • Using excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated by your ability to  manage expectations and successfully liaise with key stakeholders, suppliers and  managers
  • Using research, analytical tools and frameworks in problem-solving and provide continuous improvement in a procurement or relevant environment


About MBIE

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


How to find out more and to apply

Click on the 'APPLY' button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website (

You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email quoting reference MBIE/1312564 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on the 25th of January at 5 pm