Procurement Specialist

Date:  16-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    Come be part of MBIE's Procurement and Commercial team, delivering sound pragmatic advise to the business
•    Permanent opportunity - Wellington central with breath taking harbour views
•    Salary range $71K - $84K depending on experience
•    Flexible working arrangements
•    Health and wellbeing benefits

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

Working with the internal procurement and commercial team, you will contribute to the success of our customer centric operating model.

This permanent position requires your procurement knowledge to assist in providing considered, pragmatic advice on procurement matters to improve procurement capability across the branch and deliver on a truly customer centric approach.

Reporting to the Procurement Practice Manager, this role works within a team of fun and competent procurement professionals who are passionate about delivering results and achieving the best value for money whilst working to MBIE's purpose of Growing New Zealand for All.

As a Procurement Specialist you will assist in providing robust and considered customer focused procurement advice (both in person and in written form), and with supporting and building procurement capability across MBIE. You will work with the team to provide continuous improvement of internal competencies in procurement, contract management, and supplier relationship management. 

MBIE supports a wide range of flexible agile working including start and finish times, talk to us about what works for you and us.

About the team



The internal procurement and commercial team are part of the Finance, Systems, Operations and Procurement branch which sits within the Finance and Performance group. The group is responsible for the full range of functions, including ensuring MBIE's internal controls are strong and fit-for-purpose, by developing and implementing effective financial policies, procedures, systems and operational finance services that support MBIE's deliverables. Procurement is responsible for providing advice to the business on procurement guidelines, preparing procurement plans and associated documentation and ensuring compliance with the New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) requirements.

Why work for us?

MBIE is one of New Zealand's largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad range of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


•    Practical experience in procurement and associated functions including delivering procurement projects to scope, on time and budget and achieving successful procurement outcomes – ideally 3 years in a procurement role. 
•    Committed to best practice procurement and can show examples of practical application of procurement principles with successful outcomes. 
•    An understanding of change management principles and how these should be applied to maximise successful procurement outcomes. 
•    Good understanding of market analysis principles and can undertake supply market research, identify trends, forecast changes, and inform the development of procurement strategies that exercise a deterministic influence within key supply markets to government. 
•    Practical influencing skills with the ability to support a negotiation team in the maximisation of value in multi-million-dollar contract negotiation. 
•    Thorough understanding of legal frameworks and contract law needed to deliver robust contracts. 
•    Practical proficiency in MS Excel with an eye for detail. 
•    Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand. 

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email  at quoting ref MBIE/8379 if you have any further questions.

Applications close 5pm 30 September 2022