Regional Contracts Manager

Ministry of Social Development

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Northland

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

Regional Contracts Manager – Whangarei, Northland Region

Permanent, Full Time (37.55 hours per week)

About us

The scope and breadth of the work we do here at the Ministry of Social Development is unique and in many ways, we touch the lives of most New Zealanders at some stage in their life's journey. We play an important role in supporting New Zealanders. Simply put, people count on us.
About the role 

Reporting to the Northland Regional Commissioner for Social Development you will be responsible for ensuring the effective purchase and management of contracted services for our clients. In addition to your people management responsibilities you will develop and lead the strategic direction for Northland. Your solid understanding of social and or economic/business development enables you to ensure that Work and Income’s purchasing power is used to its full potential to meet our clients’ needs. A key part of this role is developing and maintaining strong relationships and networks across a range of industry partners as well as monitoring the performance and viability of contracted service arrangements.
Position Description:

About you

You have extensive experience in budget management and financial reporting as well as the proven ability to set and lead effective strategic direction at a senior level. You’re a skilled negotiator, who is strongly committed to achieving goals and quality outcomes. Relationship Management is one of your natural strengths, empowering you to influence and negotiate outcomes at a senior level with ease. A relevant qualification in finance, procurement, business or management is highly advantageous.
We offer

  • Supportive and collegial environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Salary range starting from $85,749 per annum.  Application along this band will be in line with evidenced skills, experience, and performance.

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. 
Note: If you are a current MSD employee please apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your ‘internal’ profile.
In your cover letter please outline the following:

  1. Your experience in setting and delivering strategic outcomes? (2000 max)
  2. In your view what are the priorities in the Regional Contracts Manager role for the next six months? (2000 max)

For a further discussion about the role contact Krystle on (09) 430-7047 

Applications close: Monday 28th June 2021 at 10.00pm

Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.



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