Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144478
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryCompetitive
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantJess Kaur
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 an EL1 Procurement Lead on a contract for 12 months with 1x12 months extension option.

Position Overview

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide procurement leadership, co-ordination and delivery support to the agency and assist with ongoing project deliverables.
  • Structure and plan the procurement activities.
  • Liaise with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to gather procurement requirements, coordinate funding and priorities workloads.
  • Prepare, under limited/broad direction, the necessary procurement documentation in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Framework, including Statement of Requirements, approach to market RFQ/RFT, Procurement Plans, Tender Evaluation Plans (if applicable) and Evaluation reports. 
  • Lead the process and participate in evaluations.
  • Develop, negotiate and finalize any contract related material with the preferred supplier.
  • Ensure procurement activities are conducted in line with legislative requirements, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and the department’s Procurement Policy.
  • Provide advice, direction, assistance and services for procurement policy, technical, commercial, legal, financial investigation, and other requirements to support contract management outcomes.
  • Manage the process, including obtaining quotes and invoicing, through to project completion.
  • Initiate and recommend mitigation strategies for the risks associated with contract management activities, suppliers' performance and compliance with mandatory requirements, and suggest relevant improvements.
  • Monitor and manage contract administration, performance and risks against the contract, and contribute to appropriate action.
  • Perform other related administration and support duties as directed.
  • Comply with all Departmental work, health and safety policies and procedures, and take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of employees, contractors and visitors who may be affected by your conduct.
  • Commitment to APS Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct.
Mandatory Skills:
  • Demonstrated 5-10 years’ experience in procurement and contract management in the Federal Government at the EL1/EL2 level with previous experience in leading and supporting large and complex projects.
  • A demonstrated in depth understanding of, and significant experience following, the Commonwealth Procurement Framework.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to engage and negotiate with clients and stakeholders.
  • The ability to deliver procurement-related documentation, including templates, schedules, correspondence, reports, submissions, plans and strategies and other contract management documentation.
Desirable skills:
  • Experience in large scale survey related procurement and contract management is highly regarded by not essential.
  • Qualifications or experience applicable to Procurement.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens and should have the Ability to obtain and/or maintain clearance at Baseline level.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting “Apply for this job”. Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.