Specialist Advisor (Procurement)

Pacific Business Trust

  • Fixed Term Contract
  • Auckland
  • Support a range of business owners across our community
  • Support the growth of Pacific enterprise 
  • Develop meaningful and trusted relationships. 


The Pacific Business Trust is the Pacific Economic Development Agency of New Zealand. Our focus is on growing innovation, talent and leadership through bespoke and responsible business programmes, that support the growth of Pacific business.

Our purpose is to be a navigator and leader in supporting Pacific people to thrive in business and employment through the provision of support and resources to Pacific people, communities, and businesses. We aim to improve the capability and prosperity of Pacific business as well as fuel its growth. 

Our team is growing and we have some new and exciting opportunities available to work closely with our network. 


The Specialist Advisor (Procurement) is three year fixed term contract and will be a subject matter expert, responsible for supporting the growth of successful Pacific businesses in New Zealand as part of PBT’s new Procurement Support Service. The role is part of the team delivering the new service to its clients and entails working with a portfolio of business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business capability and capacity to enable them to participate successfully in mainstream procurement practices. By assisting these owners and entrepreneurs, the Specialist Advisor (Procurement) is also helping create and sustain quality jobs for Pacific people.

You will also be responsible for: 

  • Conducting business assessments to develop a deep understanding of business needs relating to procurement and developing tailored plans to build capability.
  • Developing and managing a portfolio of clients to guide them through PBT’s various initiatives and services to ensure they are building capability and managing this over time. 
  • Tracking client progress against their tailored plans, ensuring milestones are met and maintaining tracking and ensuring plan milestones are being met. 
  • Supporting and providing practical business advice to clients and team members.


The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to our Pacific community, a positive and flexible attitude, and experience in a customer management context.

It is likely the successful candidate will be commercially savvy with a practical understanding of procurement requirements in New Zealand – including in private and government settings, and a sound understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing business owners and entrepreneurs. 


To apply, send your cover letter and CV to apply@amytea.co.nz

For further information please email Melissa Keane at melissa@amytea.co.nz

Applications close at the end of the day on Tuesday 21st September.


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