Job Details
  • Reference368118A_1610661631
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantIain Cameron

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 APS6 Senior Procurement Officer on a contract for 6 Months, with potential extension.

Position Overview

The role of the Clinical Senior Contracts and Procurement Officer works through the Assistant Director - Clinical Contracts and Procurement to the National Director - Clinical Innovation and Service Improvement. As an employee, the occupant of this position is required to deliver high quality advice and professional services to the client in the areas of clinical contracts and procurement (excluding Personnel and Property).

This role involves applying creative and innovative approaches to complex, sensitive or controversial issues to enable best practice clinical service delivery, exercising sound professional judgement. The occupant of this position is required to provide leadership and be a resource to each of the National Clinical teams, inclusive of the Clinical Services, Clinical Programs, Clinical Innovation and Service Improvement as well as the Clinical Quality and Assurance Office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate clinical contracts and procurement priorities (excluding Personnel and Property). Develop documentation and assist to prepare reports on progress and outcomes.
  • Develop systems, maintain records and coordinate reports on contracts and procurement activities, with a focus on quality and national consistency, supporting implementation at a regional level to ensure best practice outcomes.
  • Coordinate contract management and procurement activities (excluding Personnel and Property).
  • Coordinate secretariat support for Procurement Meetings.
  • Coordinate evaluation of procurement activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic directions and quality improvement recommendations, and provide feedback for ongoing development of business processes, clinical policies and procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to further client's objectives as part of the Government's broader business. This includes:
    • working with all business areas;
    • cross-sectional initiatives;
  • Coordinate the development of advice, briefings, papers, submissions and correspondence for use in both internal and external decision-making forums.
  • Provide supervision, mentoring and coaching for direct reports to encourage professional growth. Build capability across the Clinical Sections.
  • Support an environment that encourages a willingness to adopt participative work place practices in line with policies of WHS, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service values, Employment Principles and the APS Code of Conduct.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Recent, relevant procurement experience within the last 12 months, an ability to lead and mentor junior staff and the capability to act as the Assistant Director - Clinical Contracts and Procurement when required.
  • Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting and/or Diploma in Procurement and Contracting and/or Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Contracting. (Desirable)

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Iain Cameron on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.