Director, Regional Strategic Procurement


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Welcome to Heretaunga, the area renowned for its rich and fertile landscape that is sustained by its life-giving dews and waterways. Welcome to Heretaunga, whose beauty is observed by the sharp eye of the harrier hawk; a landscape rich in history and with an esteemed legacy of caring and providing for its inhabitants.

Taitara Mahi – Director, Regional Strategic Procurement

We are seeking applications for a newly created role that is envisaged to have an immensely positive impact on the wider Hawke’s Bay Region.

The five councils within the Hawke’s Bay region - Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, Hastings District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council and Wairoa District Council - have created this role to lead, develop and implement a strategic and sustainable procurement model to support the councils to meet their regional collective objectives. 

The Director, Regional Strategic Procurement will be responsible for developing strong and effective cross-council strategic procurement leadership, business partner relationships with external service providers as well as key internal stakeholders. The role will report to the Chief Executives of the five councils, with a day-to-day reporting line to the Chief Executive of Hastings District Council.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 10 years+ experience in Procurement/Sourcing and/or other Commercial Operations.

  • At least seven years professional experience leading others.

  • Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field or equivalent industry experience.

  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience in strategic influence and operational changes.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Situated in the heart of Ngāti Kahungunu, Hawke’s Bay offers an enjoyable environment in which to live, work and play.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Are you keen to be a part of our journey? If so, please register and apply by uploading your CV and Cover Letter.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: HCAL939354

Location: Hastings

Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019