Job Details
  • Reference383684A_1637575860
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted17 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

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 & Contract Manager on a contract for 7 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

Procurement and Contract Management as a function within the agency is accountable for the provision of end to end procurement and contract management in accordance with procurement legislation, governing frameworks and bodies. Contract professionals prepare, interpret, maintain, review and negotiate variations to contracts on behalf of an organisation.

The Assistant Director - Procurement and Contract Management leads a multi-disciplinary team to ensure high quality delivery and improvement of a range of procurement and contract management activities. They have a critical role in developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the consistent delivery of procurement and contract management services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties may include some or all of the following:

  • provide strategic advice and support to a range of stakeholders to inform efficient, effective, economical and ethical decision making for the procurement of goods and services
  • develop and implement processes to ensure the integrity and transparency of procurement and contract management reporting and verification data and activities
  • develop and maintain procurement and contract management policies, procedures and frameworks
  • undertake and manage tender processes and establish contracts with clear performance expectations
  • monitor supplier performance throughout the contract term to ensure the agency receives the goods and services purchased, according to the required standard, within the required time frames whilst achieving value for money
  • conduct due diligence in reviews of competitive bids, vendor reputations, cost and service comparisons, to make an informed choice about best fit for the agency
  • control costs, drive service excellence and mitigate risks to gain increased value from vendors throughout the contract life cycle
  • research, analyse and apply problem solving skills to develop innovative solutions to meet clients requirements
  • coordinate and manage the flow of communications with external and internal messaging
  • manage system maintenance and enhancement requirements for financial information systems
  • Lead and manage projects, assign tasks or resources and prepare progress or status reports
  • prepare and review complex and/or sensitive correspondence, reports and briefing materials, including for senior staff and the Executive
  • collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve project outcomes
  • lead and manage a team to build capability through coaching, mentoring, succession planning, conflict resolution, identification of training needs, and provision of career development opportunities
  • lead and support operations of the team including monitoring business performance, setting priorities, and managing resources and workflow
  • lead and manage staff including overseeing the management of performance, attendance and health and wellbeing
  • make significant contribution to innovation, changes in workplace practices and business improvement
  • exercise delegations in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Knowledge required:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
  • Commonwealth Procurement Rules 2017
  • Whole of Australian Government contracting arrangements
  • procurement strategies for the development of sourcing contracts, benchmarking, service level and quality assessment
  • procurement and contract management legislation, policies, frameworks, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
  • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols
  • relevant business systems and tools.

Skills & Experience:

Ability to:

  • develop and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes
  • make decisions based on professional judgement, risk evaluation and in the context of the environment
  • work highly independently under broad direction and act collaboratively
  • apply strong written communication skills to plan, prepare and develop documentation consistent with commonwealth and agency writing and style guides
  • apply strategic thinking, critical analysis and make evidence-based decisions
  • demonstrate analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills to form views, provide advice and make effective evidence-based decisions
  • plan strategically and prioritise workload for self and teams to accomplish business outcomes
  • apply advanced management and leadership principles
  • effectively lead, coach and mentor a team while managing competing priorities and changes in strategic direction.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.