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Portfolio Manager

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I'm looking for an experienced Procurement specialist to play a pivotal role in nurturing a portfolio of dynamic providers/suppliers. - Work closely with the Māori Health Partnerships team - End-to-end responsibility for strategic sourcing of Corporate Services - Two-year fixed-term contract based in Wellington, New Zealand


Our client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Portfolio Manager to join their team. This role offers the unique opportunity to work closely with the Māori Health Partnerships team, supporting the delivery of Māori health initiatives. The successful candidate will have the chance to collaborate with iwi and community-based kaupapa Māori providers, designing and delivering kaupapa Māori solutions. This is a two-year fixed-term contract based in Wellington, New Zealand.

What you'll do:

As a Portfolio Manager, you will play a pivotal role in building strong relationships with our providers, managing provider performance, service delivery, and taking end-to-end responsibility for strategic sourcing of Corporate Services. You will work closely with various teams across the organisation, supporting them to deal with a range of different supplier and commercial-related needs. Your deep understanding of market capability combined with your knowledge of the business needs will enable you to develop strategies that satisfy those differing needs. You will then implement and monitor these strategies along with related procurement initiatives.

Report directly to the Head of Procurement, providing support to Senior Portfolio Managers in Corporate Procurement
Develop and deliver prioritised procurement activities, ensuring work is well planned and delivered on time
Design and deliver kaupapa Māori solutions in collaboration with iwi and community-based kaupapa Māori providers
Establish strong relationships with suppliers to harness their expertise and resources


What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Portfolio Manager position will bring a wealth of experience in procurement processes, particularly those that honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. You will have a good understanding of NZGPR, enabling you to support innovative procurement solutions aligned with the organisation's strategy. Your ability to innovate and connect with social sector commissioning approaches will be crucial in this role. Experience in tikanga and mātauranga Māori would be a significant advantage. Your strong strategic planning skills and excellent interpersonal skills will ensure your success in this role.

Good understanding and application of NZGPR to support innovative procurement solutions
In-depth knowledge of procurement processes that honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Ability to innovate and connect with social sector commissioning approaches
Experience in tikanga and mātauranga Māori would be an advantage
Strong strategic planning skills to align procurement's with organisational strategy
Excellent interpersonal skills for effective collaboration


What sets this company apart:

Our client is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is free to be themselves. They value the unique contributions of each team member, recognising that a diverse team helps meet the needs of their customers. They offer flexible working arrangements to suit individual needs, and provide development opportunities in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. This commitment to diversity, inclusion, and personal growth sets them apart as an employer of choice.

What's next:

Ready to make a difference? Apply now, or contact Jesse on 022 089 7200 for further details.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Commercial / Procurement

Industry: Purchasing and Procurement

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: No

Location: Wellington

Job Reference: 1961190/001

Date posted: 8 April 2024

Consultant: Jesse Laughton

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