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About the organisation
Christchurch City Council is one of the city’s largest businesses and the second-largest employer in the South Island, providing services and facilities to more than 380,000 residents, plus visitors – from rubbish collection and recycling, to cycleways, libraries, sports and recreation facilities and events – and a lot in between.
The Procurement and Contracts Unit operates as an integral part of the Finance and Commercial Group, acting as a centre-led shared service provider and enabler to the Council's business units - ensuring that Council continue to advance the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of Christchurch residents. With an eye firmly on the future – and the future is bright - Christchurch City Council needs an exceptional people leader and procurement professional to take on the role of Head of Procurement & Contracts.
About the opportunity
Reporting to the General Manager Finance & Commercial / CFO, the Head of Procurement & Contracts takes overall accountability for the strategic direction and management of the Council’s procurement and contract management function. In doing this, the Head of Procurement & Contracts will:
This role needs a capable and influential senior leader with strong technical capability who can foster a culture of real engagement. Is this you?
Smart and driven, you will be a tertiary qualified procurement, supply chain or operations professional who is a strategic thinker with strong commercial acumen – you will be an accomplished procurement professional with successful and highly regarded experience in a senior leadership role within an organisation of scale. You will have strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills and the ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels. Your real strength will be your ability to inspire, lead and motivate people creating a constructive, high performance culture. You will be experienced in taking your team on the journey with you through changes and transformation. Strong and steady leadership is the key here!
If you have a genuine passion and affinity for making a difference and contributing to Christchurch being a city of opportunity for all; then we want to hear from you.
How to apply
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To discover more about the Christchurch City Council, visit www.ccc.govt.nz
For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Nicola Cull on 021 686 082 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: Friday 31 January 2020