Head of Procurement & Contracts

Christchurch Central, Christchurch (NZ)
04 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Overview of the company:

At the Christchurch City Council, our love for our city inspires us as we constantly strive to make it an even a better place to live, work, and play. A role at the Council isn’t just a job, it’s an opportunity to make things happen in the city you’re dedicated to. Join our team, and be inspired by the people you work with, the community you serve, and the results and successes we share in together. 

About the role: 

The role of Head of Procurement and Contracts is a leadership position focused on providing strategic direction and management of the Council’s procurement and contract management function.  This will include developing, managing and delivering organisation procurement, sourcing and contract management strategies and processes to deliver value for money to the ratepayer and business unit customers. 

Key Responsibilities: 

You will deliver procurement activities in the capital infrastructure, ensuring alignment with plans, policies and strategies in the Council as they relate to procurement and contract management. Providing your team of procurement and contract management professional’s process with the knowledge and skills to be effective and efficient, enabling leadership and delivery of significant and complex value for money projects; category and portfolio based strategic procurement, whole life and total costs of ownership analysis.  You will provide directions, empowerment, motivate and develop others in order to achieve business unit, group and organisational goals.  You will be a role model of our shared values and build strong and trusting relationships within your team and throughout the organisation.

Key Requirements: 

You will have 10 years plus industry experience and strong experience in a leadership role within a large organisation.  You will have proven experience in achieving and influencing behaviour change within an organisation.  Evidence of creating a high performance culture that drives, supports and inspires talent and staff engagement.  You will have a relevant tertiary qualification, be trained in negotiation skills and be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

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