Contract & Services Manager

We have an exciting new opportunity for a highly skilled professional to take up a key role in our team.

As Hamilton City Council’s Information Services (IS) Contracts and Services Manager, you will manage the contracts of, and relationships with our technology suppliers, oversee our financial budgets, and lead improvements in our financial analysis and reporting mechanisms.

Our Council is focused on delivering its community outcomes through a diverse range of business systems. Our organisation is diverse and complex, and our strong sense of purpose informs our work every day.

The Contracts and Services Manager reports to the Chief Information Officer, and the role is responsible for:

  • Management of key vendor contracts, including review of RFP processes, resolving contractual issues and ensuring all terms and conditions of commercial agreements are being met
  • Identification of new opportunities to optimise IS unit functions through third-party services or in-sourcing
  • Development and analysis of financial performance metrics for both the short-term and long-term
  • Management of the IS budgets.

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in Business Commerce or similar. You will have proven experience in procurement/contract management working in medium to large organisations.

As an individual, you will have strong contract negotiation experience, and sound financial and analytical skills with managing budgets and developing metrics. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritise projects, and taking a team-orientated and results-focused approach are key success factors for this role.

The Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a stronger economy and a more attractive city.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical and drug assessments, and Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

Permanent - Full Time

Job no: ALAI957207

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Closing Date: Monday, 28 January 2019