Kaitohutohu Whiwhinga | Procurement Adviser

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Not Specified
  • Progress your procurement career
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working

Opportunity to advance your procurement career in the public sector in an organisation where our people are at the heart of everything we do. 

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented procurement adviser to join our dynamic and collaborative Procurement and Contracting Team.  

You will provide day-to-day procurement advice on all of government, syndicated, common capability and Ministry panel processes.  You will support our business owners with the development of procurement plans, tender documents and assisting with the running of procurement processes.

You will also contribute to the development and implementation of the Ministry's procurement policy and processes, with a focus on continual improvement in our procurement capability. 

We are a small, specialist team and we are looking for a team player who enjoys providing customer centric advice and support across a range of procurement activities. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

To be successful in this role you will bring: 

  • an understanding of the principles and value of procurement and contract management
  • previous sound procurement experience within the public sector (private sector experience is desirable)
  • strong customer service and relationship management skills
  • business acumen
  • strong problem solving skills
  • project management experience
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • an understanding of the machinery of government and government sourcing including All of Government, Common Capability and Syndicated agreements
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is te ao Māori.  We continue to strengthen strong partnerships with Māori and iwi, which underpin our ability to succeed. Reflecting the Crown-Māori relationship under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our environmental policy is our daily kaupapa. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.  

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Alice King at alice.king@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $73,280 to $89,565 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

If you require a copy of the position description, please email us at vacancy@mfe.govt.nz 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Thursday, 5 August 2021

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