commercial specialist technology in Wellington

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NZ$ 120,000 per year
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peter clark, randstad
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job description

  • Optimise the economic performance of ICT procurement
  • Actively shape the future operating model of procurement
  • Role based in either Wellington or Auckland.

At Randstad we are working exclusively with a well known and iconic New Zealand business to grow their Commercial Procurement capability. A new structure will optimise the delivery of ICT services and strengthen their vendor relationships within the ICT Category.

About the role:

In this role you will be reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager - Technology. Acting as a specialist you will identify and support the execution of the commercial / procurement initiatives and strategies in technology-spend areas within the business. This is an organisation that will be going through a large Technology Transformation. You will be collaborating with the various technology teams to gain a solid understanding of their goals and deliver outcomes for these to be achieved. There will be a large focus on enabling us to make better commercial decisions in Technology-related procurement.

As the Commercial Specialist for technology you will:

  • Work collaboratively with the relevant customers and stakeholders in Technology on projects deliver business outcomes with quality products and services while focusing on optimising cost
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers to enable the Technology Transformation
  • Support the design of new or utilise the existing procurement framework
  • Work in collaboration with the Commercial Manager - Technology to drive an economic commercial strategy moving forward

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in leading contract negotiations for complex ICT projects
  • Have an in-depth understanding of commercial procurement processes and systems
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of ICT procurement and contracts, including legal risks
  • Have a solid understanding of ICT trends, the market and key vendors
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of business economics modelling, analytics tools and methodologies
  • Strong commercial acumen in disciplines surrounding procurement and business engagement
  • Broad knowledge of ICT environments, business practice and systems
  • Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and develop trust and credibility with managers, staff, vendors and other stakeholders
  • An attitude of evolution and agility within a business focussed on embedding a change philosophy around performance

This is an opportunity to join a brand new team with a leader who has global experience and he wants this team to be best in class. There are some great opportunities to drive some change and continue to learn and hone your craft with a leader that is supportive, trusting and hands off.

To support the above, you will have complete flexibility with your working days. You will of course have a lot of interaction with the business but it’s not a desk job, you may wish to work from home where you can gain most productivity but equally you’ll also like to work in an environment that is modern has a lean management structure and where they celebrate success.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on application portal. Please accompany your application along with a cover letter detailing why you background would suit a position such as this. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Applications will be reviewed and assessed on a ‘as and when basis’- so if you’re interested, please connect with the team at Randstad Wellington. If you would like to discuss this and other roles in confidence please reach out to and one of our dedicated consultants will reach out.


Procurement, Cost reduction, Investment planning, Technology