Director – Supply Chain Management

New Zealand Police

  • Wellington

Robert Walters have exclusively partnered with NZ Police to search for the newly created position of Director Supply Chain Management.

New Zealand Police delivers services that ensure communities are safe and feel secure, with less crime, road trauma and fewer victims. Police operates 24 hours a day in a complex environment actively preventing crime and crashes. With around 14,000 staff, we work from community-based police stations and large policing hubs, operate on land, sea and in the air, and respond to over 860,000 emergency calls every year.

About the role

The Director Supply Chain Management is primarily responsible for leadership, oversight, and management of Police’s Supply Chain Group. Supporting the DC/DCE Corporate Operations, this position is a member of the leadership team and shares accountability for supporting key decisions that enable the future direction of the organisation and ensures we effectively procure, develop and manage key assets.

The Director Supply Chain Management will lead the Supply Chain Team in the planning, delivery and performance of equipment and fleet assets. They will lead sustainability management and initiatives for the organisation in addition to senior leadership responsibilities within the organisation. The role also includes representing Police in sector and other external forums as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s equipment and supply chain strategies, plans, policies and processes
  • Lead ongoing change to develop and maintain an organisation founded on a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Lead a team as a source of expert information and advice for fleet, equipment and procurement matters
  • Lead the strategic alignment of procurement and contract management planning and practices across NZ Police
  • Provide strategic procurement advice to NZ Police Leadership Team
  • Connect the procurement work programme with the broader Corporate Operations strategy
  • Work to deliver equitable and sustainable procurement practices which consider broader social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes
  • Ensuring procurement plans, Whole of Life Costs, through life support and disposal requirements needs are considered as part of capability projects
  • Engage proactively in the organisation’s strategy and business planning cycles
  • Lead the development and implementation of the NZ Police 10 Year Carbon Reduction Strategy
  • Demonstrate high quality leadership practises and role model behaviour that are aligned to the integrity, ethics and values and NZ Police and supports the delivery of exceptional service and expertise from property and procurement teams

Key Requirements:

  • Have experience in asset management, especially equipment and supply chain management within large multi-faceted or complex organisations with multiple customer and stakeholder expectations
  • Have substantial senior executive/management/operational experience in the development and delivery of equipment management services that enable the strategy outcomes of an organisation
  • Have in-depth knowledge and experience of procurement sourcing policies and processes, preferably within a New Zealand government context
  • Have up to date knowledge of good practice equipment management methodologies and techniques
  • Have a sound understanding of supply chain strategy management requirements within the Public and Private Sectors
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in applying modern Equipment Management strategies and policy in response to equipment challenges
  • Possess strong influencing, negotiation, consultation and advocacy skills and the ability to partner with key stakeholders across NZ Police and externally to guide, coach and facilitate the achievement of NZ Police, and SCM strategic objectives
  • Be recognised for abilities to think strategically about issues, to bring a whole of organisational perspective to the role and the ability to use the organisation’s resources to maximise the impact of its work
  • Have a proven ability to enhance leadership and organisational capability, accountability, and effectiveness.

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 Bradley Minnema on 04 471 9774.



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