Head of Procurement and Contracts - Procurement and Contracts Unit
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 26 November 2018

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $118,319 - $133,197
Position No: 36295
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 November 2018
Contact Officer: Therese Goodman on therese.goodman@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 8297

Details: A career opportunity has arisen in ACT Corrective Services for an experienced, highly motivated, career-oriented person to fill the role of Head of Procurement and Contracts, Senior Officer Grade B. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing leadership, planning, technical and business support and coordination to procurement and purchasing activities including overall supply chain management. You will be required to ensure compliance, quality assurance and reporting requirements are delivered to the expected standard, schedule and plan contract compliance activities to analyse and validate operational delivery and manage the contractual change process and undertake commercial negotiations for any associated variations. In addition, you will lead activities including regular meetings with contractors and stakeholders, preparation of authoritative advice on contractual and operational issues and undertaking commercial negotiations for any required service changes. Further to this, you will analyse and report on performance in relation to contracts to inform decision making, undertake analysis of complex issues and prepare comprehensive reports, analysis and correspondence for the Contract Administrators, through anticipating, reacting, responding to and managing possible and actual issues. To be successful, you will be required to demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills in addition to strong leadership and management skills and an ability to develop and compose complex workplace documents.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant Tertiary qualifications. Preferred or a minimum of five years responsibility in similar roles with quantifiable results in contract negation, administration and supply chain management. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check. A current driver’s license is essential. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804
How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit five items: (1) ACT Government Application Cover Sheet; (2) statement of claims against specified selection criteria; (3) a current resume; (4) the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and (5) a copy their drivers licence. Please ensure you submit all five items.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Justice, Policing and Corrections
Leaders and Senior Management