20 Jan 2022

Full-Time Procurement Specialist

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Permanent full-time role within the Ministry’s Te Puna Rangatōpū – Corporate Group
  • Opportunity to lead a diverse range of procurement projects
  • Based in Wellington

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

Help shape the future of Education

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 4,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

Te Puna Rangatōpū – Corporate Group delivers well-connected, efficient and effective corporate services that enable our people to do their best work every day. The essential services, support, tools and resources we provide help make the Ministry a great place to work.

The Procurement Division sits within Te Puna Rangatōpū and is part of the wider procurement community that works across the Ministry of Education and the Education Sector. There are several procurement teams within the Procurement Division supporting different parts of the Ministry’s operations.

About the role

The following role is being recruited for within the Education Services procurement team:

  • Procurement Specialist (permanent)

The Education Services procurement team focuses on the procurement of goods and services that develop and support the national curriculum and help schools to deliver the national curriculum and qualifications.

The Procurement Specialist role is responsible for running non-complex tender processes, including developing documentation, managing the tender process through to award of contracts and management of smaller contracts/specialist areas, and working alongside other members of the team on complex procurement activities. Refer to the job description for more details.

The salary range for this role is $77,966 – $95,292.

To be effective in this role, you will have a passion for procurement and are keen to pursue a career in this field. You will also have the following:

  • At least two years experience in a procurement related position
  • experience in the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Experience and knowledge of the Public Sector procurement environment, including the Government Procurement Rules
  • Eligible or working towards Certificate Membership (Level 3) of CIPS and/or a relevant tertiary qualification

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – Are you ready to make a difference?

If you are inspired to make a difference for the akōnga in Aotearoa, and want to contribute to the planning and procurement of services to support their learning, we invite you to apply for these roles.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who will enrich our understanding of the education system. We are an organisation that values diversity and focusses on talent development and recognition.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://haineslink.co.nz/HainesAdUI2/UploadedFiles/713144_Procurement%20Specialist%20JD.pdf

If this opportunity interests you, please apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.

The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

For further information, please contact Anil Muringathery, Procurement Manager – Education Services, at anil.muringathery@education.govt.nz

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 7 February 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1597811

Job Categories: Construction / Trade Management. Job Types: Full-Time.

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