As the Principal Procurement Advisor you will have responsibility for the following:
- Lead and participate in the development, implementation and ongoing delivery of professional development and training strategies to raise the knowledge and skills of the department’s procurement staff and key clients.
- Lead and participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of best practice procurement procedures, templates and supporting instructions to support staff undertaking the department’s major procurement activities.
- Lead and participate in the development and implementation of other procurement capability initiatives identified in the department’s Corporate Procurement Plan or other corporate planning documents.
- Assist with the preparation and implementation of the branch’s operational plans, budgets, key performance measures and reporting requirements.
- Contribute to continuous improvement agendas through mentoring and development of branch staff, providing advice and on-the-job training.
- Build and sustain relationships with a network of key stakeholders across the department and the government.
- Represent the department in dealings with other agencies and whole of government forums relating to the procurement function, including active participation in the implementation of whole of government procurement initiatives related to procurement capability improvement.
- Research and prepare submissions, reports, briefing materials and correspondence and provide analysis and advice to branch management and key stakeholders on matters relating to the procurement function.
- Contribute to a high level of professional practice in the branch by maintaining a good knowledge of contemporary procurement strategies, policies and practices and an awareness of government priorities and initiatives that have implications for the procurement function.
- Foster an equitable, ethical and safe working environment for staff, which has an emphasis on commitment, skills development, professional growth and continuous improvement directed towards the achievement of the branch goals and objectives.
Within the context of the role described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has the following key capabilities:
Supports strategic direction
Demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills and the capacity to research, identify and implement best practice procurement improvement initiatives.Achieves results
Demonstrated ability to achieve results and implement procurement capability improvement initiatives aligned to contemporary procurement practice.Supports productive working relationships
Demonstrated ability to manage staff and provide team leadership to deliver high quality procurement outcomes.Displays personal drive and integrity
Proven ability to proactively improve systems, structures and practices to ensure that objectives are achieved even in difficult circumstances within tight timeframes and conflicting priorities.Communicates with influence
High level communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, including the ability to advise clients and senior management on procurement capability development issues.
- 6 month contract
- $67.08 per hour
- CBD location
- Governement Department
- Immediate Start