Senior Procurement Manager - Ratonga Mātauranga
Location Wellington CentralFULL_TIME
Consultant Angus Napier
Date posted 8 August 2018 2018-08-08purchasing-and-procurement 22 Fanshawe Street Auckland 1010 Robert Walters New Zealand
As a strong leader in procurement you will be supporting the CPO to lead a team across several Educational Programmes supporting national and regional delivery.
We shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent educational outcomes
The education system touches every person, whanau and community in New Zealand and is a major contributor to improving our society and economy. The Ministry plays a critical role in shaping the system to deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for all children, young people and students.
We work with others to ensure the children, young people and students of the future are competent, connected, life-long learners.
The Procurement Team is part of the Business Enablement and Support group, who work across the Ministry of Education and with the education sector to ensure critical capabilities and infrastructure are in place so together we can make a bigger difference for more students.
The Procurement function plays a significant role in supporting the delivery of priorities. With over 5,000 active contracts across key expenditure categories such as social and educational services.
As part of a new look at this function the team has now grown and has opportunities for several positions within centre-led Procurement and Education Services
About the role:
The Senior Procurement Manager Education Services will manage the Education Services procurement team who are responsible for creating, communicating, refining and delivery of the procurement life cycle process.
The position will deliver results through the relationships established within the Ministry and outside, working collaboratively with stakeholders to achieve outcomes. This will have a high level of organisational awareness, being able to recognise directional change at the strategic level and consider the impacts of the Education Service provider market achievement of outcomes and procurement policy and strategy.
The role is responsible for ensuring that all procurement activity within the Education Services is delivered in a professional, effective and efficient manner considering the strategic and operational impacts of the purchase and advising the business at the Deputy Secretary level as appropriate.
- Manage the Education Services Procurement function including oversight of contract negotiations and contractual development for all Education Services Procurement
- Manage the Key Relationships across high risk and high spend categories of Education Services
- Oversee Procurement processes within Education Services and their alignment with both Government and Ministry Policies
- Develop sourcing strategies in partnership with a wide Procurement Network and client groups across the social sector
- Allocate appropriate workflows and resources to meet the requirements of Key Stakeholders
- A high competency of Government Rules of Sourcing and Procurement processes
- Strong leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate and influence at both a junior and senior level
- Experience establishing and managing key relationships across either Government or private Procurement organisations
- Strong negotiation and strategic procurement experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills Help shape the future of education by being part of a large procurement function
- As a strong leader in procurement you will be guiding a team across several areas and regions of New Zealand. You will promote procurement and the development of your team through exposure of various programmes, functions and areas
In this role will shape the future of Education with your strong leadership skills, commitment, tenacity and passion for best practice procurement.
We will work together to shape an education system that delivers excellent and equitable outcomes.
Ko tā mātou he waihanga i tētahi pūnaha mātauranga e tuku ai he otinga tōkeke, he otinga hiranga
Applications close Wednesday 22nd August 5pm.
Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Angus Napier on 04 471 9719.