Supplier Relationship Manager AOG

Date:  18 Sep 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE

•    Join a high-performing team shaping the future of the government procurement programme. 
•    Provide strategic direction to supplier relationship management across All-of-Government (AoG) supply agreements, with a focus on maximising contract performance and value.
•    Build partnerships with AoG strategic suppliers to deliver long-term, high-quality, low-risk procurement outcomes.
•    Foster relationships with the wider market to maximise industry interest and participation in government collaborative procurement programmes.
•    Wellington-based, permanent position.
•    Salary Range: $132,417 to $160,472

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

The Collaborative Procurement team in the NZ Government Procurement branch manages a broad portfolio of framework agreements, which deliver common goods and services to government agencies.

While we live and breathe procurement, our focus is outwards, supporting those doing the mahi in the government procurement system i.e. agencies and suppliers.  We are less a procurement shop than a ‘system-enabler’, leveraging multi-disciplinary expertise across the branch in areas such as data analytics, sourcing, category management, marketing and policy to maximise the public value of government collaborative procurement.  

Following a significant business transformation, we have created a number of new positions in the role of Supplier Relationship Manager AoG.  We are seeking experienced, highly-skilled commercial operators/procurement professionals to fill these senior positions.  

The successful applicants will focus on driving innovation and adding value from government suppliers.  They will embed a systematic approach to supplier relationship management across their assigned portfolio and improve NZGP’s understanding and engagement with the wider market.  They will apply their finely-tuned market understanding, commercial acumen and negotiating skills to enhance the value of AoG contracts across their lifecycle.

Reporting into one of four AoG Portfolio Managers, the Supplier Relationship Manager AoG will:

•    design, implement and lead a best-in-class supplier relationship management programme to optimise contract performance, service delivery and outcomes; 
•    build productive, partnering relationships with AoG strategic suppliers; 
•    provide expertise and on-the-ground support to manage supplier performance, expectations, standards and risk; and 
•    continuously monitor industry developments, apply learnings, and engage with market players as part of approach-to-market exercises. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

•    A strong track-record of category management or similar commercial experience within government or the private sector.
•    Proven ability to analyse complex commercial and procurement situations. 
•    A history of proactive stakeholder engagement across the procurement lifecycle (including returns-to-market), developing partnerships that deliver good commercial outcomes and maximise value. 
•    Broad experience at influencing and negotiating with senior decision makers.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrates credibility, expectation-management and persuasion.  
•    Experienced at developing effective, senior-level working relationships with suppliers and customers, focusing on performance, value-add and innovation. 
•    A passion for customer service, with broad experience in a customer-facing environment.
•    Ability to develop, mentor and coach staff.
•    Commercial or technical experience in relevant market sectors (desirable). 
•    Must have legal right to live and work in NZ.

If you are a team player with the mana and skills to build productive relationships with suppliers and senior stakeholders, and you have relevant experience in running category management and supplier relationship programmes, we would love to hear from you.

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 on the APPLY button and here to view a position description and complete your application.  All applications must be submitted via our online process.

Due to the number of positions available - and the expected interest - we will potentially short-list highly-qualified candidates prior to the closing date.  Don’t delay, get your application in today! 

Email quoting ref MBIE/13697 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2 October 2023.