Commercial Specialist

Date:  3 Jul 2024

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Are you a highly motivated and experienced ICT procurement professional? 
  • Exciting opportunity in the Digital Commercial Team that is part of the Commercial Services team 
  • 6 month Opportunity, Wellington based
  • Appointing salary range between $101,911 - $121,196 

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


The Commercial Specialist will be expected to bring their extensive procurement experience and sound business acumen to expert ICT procurement advice and support to our stakeholders to delivery on the procurement needs of MBIE whilst taking a commercial view as well as working in the New Government Procurement (NZGP) framework.

This is a hands on procurement role that models good government procurement practice, achieves best public value and delivers the requirements of our agency. Reporting to the Digital Commercial Practice Manager, your duties will include:  



  • Bringing your ICT procurement expertise to develop and manage procurement strategies
  • Using your analytical skills to conduct market research and analysis to identify areas for improvement in the procurement process 
  • Preparing and negotiating complex contracts that are fair, transparent and in the best interests of MBIE. 
  • Managing risks in the procurement process and ensuring compliance with the MBIE Finance and Performance risk framework and NZGP framework
  • Collaborating effectively with stakeholders which includes sharing best practices and providing commercial advice that is clear and concise

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required


  • 3+ years of experience in ICT procurement
  • Demonstrated ability to apply best practice of ICT procurement
  • CIPS or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Well-organised and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Proven ability to identify and manage risks
  • Proven experience in leading successful change initiatives 
  • Comprehensive understanding of market analysis principles
  • Ability to develop trust and credibility with stakeholders
  • Understanding of government decision-making and operating procedures would be advantageous
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ

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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Dorinda Te Kiri at quoting ref MBIE/15405 if you have any further questions.


Applications close 18 July 2024