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4 Jul 2022

Full-Time Director Social Procurement

Enlighten Talent  Auckland, Wellington $120,000 - $140,000

Job Description

Director Social Procurement  $120-140k

  • Be the trusted expert in social procurement. 5 wks leave, flex working
  • Grow and evolve Ākina’s social procurement services
  • Lead Ākina’s social procurement team

 About the organisation Ākina mai. Ākina atu. Challenge yourself. Challenge others. Ākina is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading impact development consultancy. Ākina helps businesses, government agencies, social and community enterprises to improve lives and the environment. Ākina is working to create an economy that addresses challenges like poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change. The team at Ākina is passionate about doing business differently to create change that will make Aotearoa New Zealand a better place.

About the team

Ākina’s offers bespoke social procurement consulting services to government, corporate, social enterprises, and philanthropic clients, building capability within their organisations so they can meet their social procurement goals.

About the role

As Director of Social Procurement, you will provide leadership of the procurement pillar at Ākina, ensuring that Ākina’s practices and programmes are developed and executed to a high standard.  This includes providing support and mentorship for programme delivery staff across Ākina, driving business development. You will oversee the buyer and supplier programmes, and the consulting work of your team whilst also being hands-on running some of your own projects.

You will:

  • provide procurement advisory services to clients starting out on their social procurement journey.
  • coach, mentor and deliver tailored support and advice to our clients.
  • be a lead procurement expert for the impact sector.
  • nurture and grow existing client relationships and uncover new business opportunities.
  • provide inspirational leadership to our social procurement team.
  • Join our senior leadership team.

You will have a strong commercial lens, whilst being passionate about social enterprise and the impact sector in NZ. A networker, who brings the knowledge, positivity, insights and expertise to ‘stand up’ and ‘stand out’ as a leader within the evolving social procurement sector in NZ.

You will bring:

  • minimum 5 years procurement experience (social procurement great but not essential).
  • consulting skills and previous experience in a consulting role of some sort.
  • excellent client management skills and the ability to develop and grow business relationships.
  • proven experience coaching and mentoring the development of others.
  • empathy and collaboration. Strong facilitation, presentation, and communication skills.

Experience partnering with stakeholders from diverse environments and/ or an understanding of te ao Māori would be advantageous.  We are committed to our Te Tiriti O Waitangi journey and growing and deepening our cultural awareness.

Our structure is non-hierarchical at Ākina and we are looking for someone who is confident in their abilities, accountable, highly competent, and results oriented.   Our team has a shared purpose to serve those who strive to create a sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive world and are committed to our values of being honest, ambitious, determined, ingenious, collaborative, and humble.

Job Expired July 18, 2022

Job Category: Accounting/Finance. Job Type: Full-Time.

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