22/015 Supplier Portfolio and Relationship Manager

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Type: Fixed Term - 2 years
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: All of Government Services Delivery
Branch: Digital Public Service
Salary: $110,312 - $149,245

The Digital Public Service branch is the part of Te Tari Taiwhenua Internal Affairs tasked with driving and enabling delivery of unified, seamless and effective digital services across the sector, working to the Strategy for a Digital Public Service.  

The branch achieves this by working across the Public Service to connect, influence and support the system to transform and better respond to the ever-changing digital landscape. It also supports the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO), whose work supports a modern adaptive Public Service to have the skills, technology and data to operate at pace and to meet changing needs.

Within this branch the AoG Service Delivery Group (AoG SD) works to help ensure effective, efficient and optimal digital/ICT procurement and services delivery, and manages the government’s digital/ICT common capabilities and product suites. This is a new role developed as part of the recently redesigned AoG SD and this vacancy is for 2-year fixed-term role. 

The Supplier Portfolio & Contracts Manager (SPCM) is a key role in the delivery of All of Government services to New Zealand. The SPCM manages complex All of Government Lead Agency contracts with multiple ICT suppliers in alignment with business needs, strategic priorities and wider product plans.

Working collaboratively with peers within the Commercial & Supplier Relationships Team and wider group, the SPCM will have in-depth understanding of their full commercial portfolio including interdependencies of the commercial products and the product roadmaps, and an up to date understanding of the ICT industry, particularly in relation to market trends, product and supplier performance.

SPCM will bring excellent relationship management skills to their work with significant suppliers, focusing on understanding the strategic direction of these suppliers and how this supports the Strategy for a Digital Public Service.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Considerable experience and expertise in ICT procurement, contract negotiation, and multi-supplier contract management in a complex and challenging environment
  • Excellent collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills with ability to understand points of difference, gain trust quickly and work through challenging situations to gain beneficial outcomes
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate complex information effectively and at a level appropriate to the audience
  • Strategic thinking skills with the ability to see the big picture, identify links between different parts of an issue and accurately assess the risks whilst achieving outcomes
  • Excellent analytical skills – able to break down complex issues into understandable pieces, see hidden issues and probe all possible solutions
  • A comprehensive understanding of the supply management lifecycle and experience in the management of suppliers, particularly in critical outsourced development delivery
  • Experience working within the ICT environment with a comprehensive understanding of the New Zealand market context
  • Ability to hold a Confidential security clearance

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need 
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving 
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand 
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Internal Affairs has a vaccination policy and employment with the Department is conditional on being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, holding and maintaining a valid My Vaccine Pass.  Consideration will be given to whether medical or other genuine exemptions can be accommodated in individual cases. 

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 31 January 2022

For more information please contact: Thijs Nicolas at thijs.nicolas@dia.govt.nz

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