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Regional Contracts Manager - Wellington


Wellington, NZ

Regional Contracts Manager


Ministry of Social Development


Full Time, Permanent

About us

The scope and breadth of the work we do here at the Ministry of Social Development is unique and in many ways, we touch the lives of most New Zealanders at some stage in their life's journey. We play an important role in supporting New Zealanders. Simply put, people count on us.


About the role 

Reporting to the Wellington Regional Commissioner for Social Development you will be responsible for ensuring the effective purchase and management of contracted services for our clients. In addition to your people management responsibilities you will develop and lead the strategic direction of our contracted services provision for the Wellington region. Your solid understanding of social and or economic/business development enables you to ensure that the Ministry’s purchasing power is used to its full potential to meet our clients’ needs. A key part of this role is developing and maintaining strong relationships and networks across a range of industry partners as well as monitoring the performance and viability of contracted service arrangements.


About you

You have extensive experience in budget management and financial reporting as well as the proven ability to set and lead effective strategic direction at a senior level. You’re a skilled negotiator, who is strongly committed to achieving goals and quality outcomes. Relationship Management is one of your natural strengths, empowering you to influence and negotiate outcomes at a senior level with ease. A relevant qualification in finance, procurement, business or management is highly advantageous.



We offer

  • Supportive and collegial environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Competitive salary up to $120k for the right person (in line with skills and experience).


How to Apply


External applicants please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. In your cover letter please outline your experience in setting and delivering strategic outcomes and your relationship management approach to achieve this with internal and external stakeholders.


Please note all applications must be made online.


Note: If you are a current MSD employee please apply through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your ‘internal’ profile.


Applications close: Monday 13 July 2020


For a further discussion about the role contact Gagau Annandale-Stone at:

Position Description:


Joining Us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Maori, Hapu, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


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