Assistant Director, Procurement

Assistant Director, Procurement

Job Title: Assistant Director, Procurement
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-10-13 00:00:00
Reference: V-36736
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 14, 2019 11:45

Job Description

Seeking a Procurement, Assistant Director to assist the Events ACT with procurement activities, including the preparation of the Statement of Requirements for supplies and services, preparation of procurement documentation, assisting with procurement evaluations and preparation of contract documentation.

The Role:
  • Support the Senior Director to build and maintain an effective team with complementary skills to deliver high quality, strategic, accurate, responsive advice and support across strategic, complex, high value, high risk procurements relating mainly to the procurement and supply of goods and services on behalf of the ACT Government, and in respect of managing contract management matters such as contract negotiation and the development of contracts and variation documents
  • Support the Territory’s strategic objectives such as achieving strong value for money outcomes, and supporting procurements which promote social, sustainable, digital, indigenous and local participation.
  • Effectively apply procurement and contract management principles, legal and financial legislation, policy and governance to identify and formulate workable, defensible solutions for strategic and operational procurements and projects.
  • Undertake complex procurements to deliver quality project outcomes, on time and on budget.
  • Produce high quality documentation and reporting information as required, for example, evaluation plans and reports, statement of requirements, briefing material and status updates etc.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. ACT Government directorates/agencies, ACT Government Solicitor, industry bodies etc.) to build strong working relationships to achieve successful business and procurement outcomes.’
  • Promote the Branch’s objectives and values through direct and indirect activities, such as appropriate representation and communication when liaising with stakeholders, developing and delivering presentations, guidelines and training material on a range of procurement and contract management topics.
  • Provide strong leadership and expert advice on a range of complex procurement, policy and contract matters relating to Goods and Services procurements for both team staff and directorate contacts.
  • Provide effective supervision and coaching in procurement skills development to an assigned team of procurement officers to produce high quality advice and documentation outcomes.
  • Apply appropriate project management / solution delivery approach to enable multiple concurrent projects and/or changing requirements to be effectively managed and delivered within tight deadlines.  This includes being able to forecast /identify / prioritise issues and implement practical solutions, including knowing when to escalate.
  • Other duties as required.

Selection criteria
Essential criteria

The following capabilities form the criteria that are required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Professional / Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination and management of complex procurement processes; including the ability to interpret and apply public sector procurement principles, legislation, policies, and procedures to achieve value for money outcomes.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to plan, prioritise, co-ordinate and deliver in a busy business environment.
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communications skills, including interpersonal, liaison, team and representation skills.
Behavioural Capabilities

  • A history of developing productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve results, including a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential issues with integrity.
  • A record of proactive contribution to improving business results through innovative approaches.

Location and Contract Term:

The role is based in Canberra, 3 Month Contract 

Security Requirements:

Police check is required

How to Apply:

Applications close 19 October 2019  

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 for any further information

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