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Procurement Specialist

Job description

Procurement Specialist
Immed Start - 12mth Assign - Town Hall - City
$700p/d + Super PAYG, $777 + GST ABN.
40Hr Week (Mon-Fri) 3 days in the Office - 2 Days WFH

Our Client being a Major Council based in the heart of the city is requiring a Procurement Specialist working with the Category Mgr and who is responsible for coordinating cross-functional teams ensuring value for money across a diverse range of projects of significant value and community benefit. The position ensures compliance for tendering and contract activities undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, State Government guidelines and Council policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities:

To support the Category Manager in the development of appropriate procurement strategies for the nominated Category of Procurement, taking into account Councils relevant Policies and objectives.

  • To provide assistance and advice in the development and preparation of Tender, Quotations and Expression of Interests in meeting Councils objectives.
  • To review contract documents and specifications prepared for the engagement of contractors to ensure a value for money outcome.
  • To provide market information and benchmarking research to support tender, quotation and expression of interest delivery strategy.
  • To coordinate the evaluation process and make determinations in relation to the validity and conformance of proposals to ensure value for money for council.
  • Provide advice to evaluation panel members on appropriate decision-making processes and make decisions on non-compliance of panel members with probity provisions and processes.
  • Coordinate negotiations with contractors in order to ensure proposals deliver best value for money outcomes for Council.
  • Assist the Procurement Manager with issues relating to the effective management of tendering and contracting activities across Council.
  • Provide responsive and proactive advice to contractors on Councils requirements and tendering procedures and de-brief contractors in relation to their submissions.
  • Provide Council staff with on the job training in Council's tendering procedures.
  • Recommend actions to improve the current process and/or customer service as part of a continuous improvement cycle.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Interpret, negotiate and resolve conflicts and issues in relation to aspects of the City's Procurement activities and service delivery and deal with confidential and sensitive issues within the approved delegation and probity structure.
  • Manage risk and ensure compliance within the relevant legislation and tendering guidelines whilst seeking to adopt innovative, best practice procurement solutions.

    * Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline, or equal years in worked experience, and relevant professional accreditation or certification, such as CIPS.

    Applications Close this Friday 17/5 at 10am.

    Forward your resume to the link provided.