Manager Agency Collaboration

Date:  19 Sep 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE

•    Engage with government agencies to support system-wide change to how we do government procurement in New Zealand 
•    Lead a talented team of relationship managers
•    Join a growing team open to new ideas and ways of working
•    Salary range $132,417.00 - $160,472.00

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

NZGP is a branch within The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). We have a vision for New Zealand’s government procurement to be fair, transparent, inclusive, and efficient. It will deliver more value and respond to changing government priorities. 

While we live and breathe procurement, our branch is a support function to those doing the mahi in the procurement system – government agencies and the suppliers and providers they work with.  We are less of a procurement shop than a shop filled with data, systems, communications, contract and project management people who love procurement. And yes, we have some procurement specialists!

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the Agency Collaboration team comprised of account and relationship managers tasked with supporting our government agencies, finding opportunities for collaboration with suppliers, markets, and agencies across the system. While this role is part of New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) within MBIE, you don’t need to be a procurement professional.

You will lead a team of account managers and others responsible for supporting agencies and facilitating opportunities for collaboration. You will take a strategic approach to account management and ensure a seamless and easy experience for procurement system users when interacting with NZGP.

You’ll report to the Head of System Improvement and Engagement within NZGP, as part of a newly formed, externally-focused team. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

We are keen to hear from you if you have: 

›    The ability to lead and motivate a team of experienced relationship managers.
›    Ability to strategically influence and collaborate with government agencies.
›    Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to increase engagement by customers or potential customers. 
›    Considerable account management experience in government, a regulatory environment or the private sector.
›    Significant experience in influencing, developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.
›    Excellent interpersonal skills.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents and be eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.

This is a full-time role, where we are open to you working flexibly, talk to us about what will work for you.  

Why work for us?

We are passionate about what the system is already delivering – outcomes that are wider than the delivery of a contract for goods and services. We love to see contracts that build in targets in to reduce emissions, support workers and businesses, or reduce waste and strengthen relationships with iwi. Our ambition is to keep delivering more and for even greater procurement delivery. 

We aim to create a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box.  We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, and development programmes.

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 Sammy Glover at quoting ref MBIE/13683 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 8th October 2023