Job Details
  • Reference393060A_1653550095
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantCaitlen Gasparre

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a APS6 Procurement Specialist on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Role

The APS6 Procurement (Labour Hire) position is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The APS6 Procurement (Labour Hire) will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the department's objectives to "build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme".

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with the department business areas as a procurement business partner to develop market approach documentation, evaluate tenders and negotiate contracts.
  • Managing and/or undertaking procurement reporting and verification activities.
  • Maintaining and enhancing procurement and contract management policies, procedures and frameworks.
  • Providing input into procurement planning activities within the wider Procurement Team and across the Agency.
  • Providing specialist procurement advice and ensuring the department procurement activities are conducted in line with legislative requirements, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and the department Procurement Policy to deliver value for money outcomes.
  • Delivering policy advice in relation to compliance with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).
  • Providing quality and timely advice to internal and external stakeholders, including guidance and reporting to the Branch Leadership, and the Executive Leadership Team.

The 'APS6 Procurement Specialist' role will be to support the delivery of procurement advice and services to a number of groups within the Agency. The successful candidate will have extensive, demonstrable experience in undertaking all procurement types in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and will be well versed in applying exemptions to the CPRs for procurements. The suitable candidate will have experience in and the ability to:

  • Work with business areas to guide them in procuring goods or services whether in a consultative or hands on manner;
  • Be adaptable to change in a fast paced environment with a 'can do' attitude;
  • Support business areas for the procurement of ICT, Consultancy or Property services;
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Assist in the building of capability in a recently formed team.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with business areas as a procurement business partner primarily in the development of market approach documentation, evaluating tenders and negotiating contracts.
  • Experience in managing and/or undertaking procurement reporting and verification activities and the ability to maintain and enhance procurement and contract management policies, procedures and frameworks.
  • Experience providing input into procurement planning activities ensuring these activities are conducted in line with legislative requirements to deliver value for money outcomes.
  • Experience providing specialist procurement advice to internal and external stakeholders and the ability to deliver policy advice in relation to compliance with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Caitlen Gasparre on 02 6268 9750 or email Caitlen.Gasparre@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.