Procurement Specialist

Tararua offers you the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of the adventure, scenic attractions, and country hospitality at its best!  If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice.  All the facilities are nearby, swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses.  The Tararua District provides an enviable lifestyle and work location.

Be inspired to come to work each day, with a collaborative, positive and innovative workplace that you can really leave your mark in.

Tararua is experiencing unprecedented growth which is expected to continue for many years to come.  Council is working on various strategies to capture and leverage off the benefits this growth brings to Tararua. This creates an exciting opportunity for staff to develop policies, plans and projects to enable the strategies to reach fruition, and deliver exceptional value to our community.

We are looking for a Procurement Specialist who will provide leadership to help us lift the procurement and supply chain leadership maturity. Critical to this role will be to build effective relationships with suppliers, agencies and other stakeholders to deliver the best public value and procurement outcomes for Council, and at the same time ensuring standards of probity, integrity and independence are maintained.

This role provides a great opportunity to learn and grow your skills over a broad range of procurement related skills from developing strategic approaches to procurement, application of different delivery and contracting models and relationship management.

A large part of this role will be working collaboratively across the organisation and supporting managers and their teams on procurement issues, challenges, and strategies.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with the following attributes: -

  • Strong commercial acumen and using good understanding of how business and commercial relationships work to make good decisions and recommendations
  • Experience within a commercial or procurement environment
  • Ability to produce precise work, with care for accurate detail, to tight deadlines and known for being dependable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships and positively influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactive with ongoing training and personal development and strives to continuously improve and learn

If you possess the right attributes, are adaptable and flexible, and want to join a great team, we would love to hear from you!

This position is full-time (40 hours per week) and is based in Dannevirke.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a vibrant team developing the Tararua community!

Application for Vacancy - Procurement Specialist
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Position Description - Procurement Specialist
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Applications are also available at all Council Service Centres.

For more information please call 06-374-4080 or email:

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 14th October 2022

Please ensure you complete the application form and submit it along with your CV and cover letter.