Procurement & Contracts Specialist

Job Title: Procurement & Contracts Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-01-09
Reference: JO-1901-92793-2
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2019 14:39

Job Description

Our client is a high profile organisation based in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, delivering a diverse range of services to a customer base of more than 100,000. They are renowned for providing excellent customer service and are committed to becoming a leader in their industry by investing continuous improvement through their people, technology and processes. To support this evolution, a vital role has become available whereby the Procurement & Contracts Specialist will lead significant change to enhance the maturity of the procurement model to support the organisation into the future. Now is an exciting time to join!
Reporting to the Manager Commercial Services, this critical role will not only lead the change and enhance maturity through more efficient systems and processes but will also be responsible for:
  • Leading / championing the roll-out of a centralised contract management system and shaping how the system / processes will be used into the future;
  • Enhancing a business partnering approach whereby the organisation sees the function of procurement as adding value and providing support;
  • Lifting the  capability, compliance, governance and reporting across the organisation;
  • Strategically identifying opportunities for savings and planning for the future by educating, advising and supporting staff in effective procurement practices;
  • Leading and building a high functioning customer-centric procurement team.
To be considered for this enviable role, you will have proven experience and credibility working in procurement, ideally in a public sector or statutory authority context. You will have experience leading organisation change and / or enhancing the maturity of a procurement function through more efficient processes, procedures and systems. You will have significant experience coordinating complex tender process and outsourced contracts with the ability to identify better efficiencies and cost savings. Furthermore, you demonstrate success in (and enjoy) building credible trusted partnerships across the organisation and in building a high performing, customer-centric procurement team.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take an organisation from a low level of maturity in procurement to an organisation that stands out from the crowd as a leader in procurement processes, methodologies, systems and organisational maturity. Draw on your energy and enthusiasm to make your mark!
To apply, please upload your CV or for further information regarding this role please contact Melanie Pecanek on 03 9929 9587 or for a copy of the PD, please contact Paris Plompen on 03 9929 9539.