Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer

Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer

Are you ready for a career with impact? To work for an organisation that informs and challenges government to improve outcomes for citizens?

Who are we?

The Audit Office of New South Wales is recognised as a centre of excellence within the professional services sector. For almost 200 years, the Auditor-General has assisted the parliament of New South Wales to hold government accountable for its use of public resources. We do this by conducting independent audits across a diverse client base in industry sectors including health, education, transport, local government, superannuation and energy.

We have a people focussed culture built on trust, support and respect. Our culture is supported by values of integrity, curiosity and open-mindedness, speaking out when we need to and ultimately taking pride in the important work we do.

How will you contribute?

We are seeking an exceptional Finance professional to join our dynamic team and play a key role in providing procurement and contract advice and services to staff and senior management.

This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer and the key responsibilities include:

  •  Ensure the Audit Office’s procurement and contract management framework is in line with the NSW Government procurement policy framework and better practice.
  •  Maintain templates (plans, agreements) and evaluation tools which meet the needs of the business.
  •  Provide timely and accurate advice to internal stakeholders on procurement and contract management requirements and principles.
  •  Monitor and accurately report on procurement activities across the organisation to ensure compliance with the procurement and contract management framework.
  •  Maintain an effective procurement system that meets the needs of the business and supports timely and accurate reporting.
  •  Participate in tender and request for quote (RFQ) processes to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and probity principles.
  •  Assist the Chief Financial Officer and internal buyers with supplier contract negotiations.
  •  Identify areas of procurement and contract management improvements and implement them in conjunction with the team.

What will you need to succeed?

The successful candidate will have experience across all aspects of procurement and contract management. They will be someone who can work collaboratively with senior internal stakeholders to achieve value for money outcomes. The successful candidate will also be someone who has an eye for detail, is prepared to question the status quo and continuously look for opportunities to improve our procurement and contract management practices. The successful candidate will be someone who can help the business build successful partnerships with key suppliers.

You will also need:

  • a tertiary qualification in an appropriate business discipline
  •  demonstrated experience in procurement and contract management
  • sound knowledge of contemporary procurement and contract management practises
  • to be an Australian permanent resident or citizen or New Zealand citizen.
  • a successful police check

What are the benefits?

On offer is a 35-hour working week and a total remuneration package (including superannuation) of $100,005 – $134,150 per annum depending on experience, skills and capabilities.

The Audit Office is a rewarding, challenging and impactful place to work where we value diversity and take a collaborative approach to ‘getting things done’. Here you can have a career with purpose, and real work-life balance as well as unique opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

How can you get started?

The Audit Office of New South Wales values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Your application must include your resume, as well as a cover letter that addresses these two targeted questions:

1.         Tell us about a successful procurement project you have recently managed. In your response outline what strategies you used to get engagement from key internal stakeholders, as well as how you engaged with the external market to achieve the best possible outcome. Tell us why the project was a success. (Maximum 400 words).

2.         Procurement requirements can be complex and constantly change. Tell us how you keep up to date and how you ensure internal buyers are aware of the key requirements. (400 words maximum).

If you are interested, click Apply Now.

Applications close midnight Thursday 16 July 2020.

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