Commercial Manager

Wellington Free Ambulance

  • Wellington

Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) are the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa and the only ones in the country who are free. We take more than 150,000 111 calls each year and respond to over 50,000 emergencies and are here 24/7, 365 days a year. Wellington Free Ambulance is a charity. The Operational Communications Programme brings together several projects that over the next 4 years will transform the critical communications systems that Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) use to enable the delivery of its frontline services. Included in the Programme are two major multi-agency projects that involve all four Emergency Services: New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, St John Ambulance and WFA.

The Commercial Manager sits within the Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) Operational Communications Programme team but will require interaction with all WFA business units and staff from other Emergency Service Agencies, particularly their Commercial Managers in the Public Safety Network (PSN) and Communications and Resource Deployment (CARD) projects.

This role will manage all WFA commercial activities relating to projects in the Operational Communications Programme; lead the identification and implementation of contract and supplier management arrangement required to enable WFA to manage new contracts delivered by the Operational Communications Programme; develop and maintain strong relationships with PSN and suppliers, creating new contracts and updating conditions as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a procurement strategy for WFA across the Operational Communications Programme
  • Develop and implement procurement management processes for Operational Communications projects
  • Lead the development of reports on the performance of procurement activities
  • Establish and manage key relationships with internal and external programme stakeholders

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and active listening skills
  • Led large-scale organisational procurement activities
  • Minimum of five years hands-on procurement experience
  • Experience in developing necessary commercial documentation such as procurement plans, evaluation plans, and statement of requirement, procurement reports and contract management plans
  • Experience in managing end to end procurement exercises
  • Demonstrated ability in negotiating and managing a wide range of contract conditions
  • Strong numeric, analytical, and statistical skills

This is a unique opportunity to utilise your commercial skills on a programme that will transform the operational capability of the emergency services in New Zealand.

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 Mitchell Butler on 04 471 9748.



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