Procurement/Contract Practitioner

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20003134A
Closing Date: 26-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PD C3017.docx (Word, 430KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Byron Crawford
03 9247 5566 or

Position Details

  • VPSG-4 range - $81,354 - $92,304 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) full time, ongoing position available
  • Working within the Procurement Division, Procurement Department located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands, 3008*

About the role:

Primarily working within the Operations Support and Transport category team, the successful applicant will provide procurement support across a number of categories.  Facilitating and advising on non-complex procurements and commercial activity, you will support business units and project teams to successfully deliver on sourcing requirements in a timely and professional manner.  You may also be involved in supporting more senior team members on more complex procurements.  Reporting directly to a Category Manager, you will nonetheless be able to work reasonably independently with clients in order to lead, advise on or review non-complex procurements and ensure they are conducted in accordance with Victoria Police and Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) policy requirements.

You will leverage your experience in sourcing and contract management to ensure Victoria Police achieves best value for money outcomes from its sourcing and commercial activities on the projects you are involved in.  With good time management skills, an ability to manage priorities and be action focused to achieve timely outcomes, you will have strong communication skills.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Working for a Category Manager, you will have accountability for supporting internal client sourcing activity primarily advising on or leading non-complex procurement activity
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with internal clients, in order to achieve high levels of client support and satisfaction
  • As required, conduct quality reviews on work undertaken by Procurement Practitioner's or peers
  • Contribute to accurate, complete and timely updates to Victoria Police's contract management system
  • Contribute to the Department's overall process improvement and change agenda, and work collaboratively with other Category Managers to support the delivery of large and complex projects

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience in successfully working in a category or procurement team in a similar organisational environment
  • A strong demonstrated commitment to ethical behaviour and Victoria Police organisational values

Requirements and relevant information:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be highly desirable
  • The incumbent will be required to complete the OHS requirements of the organisation, which may include local level training relating to equipment usage and Hazardous Chemicals
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa

*Your usual place of work will be within the Procurement Division, Procurement Department; however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

Applicants must address the full key selection criteria and include a resume within their application.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Byron Crawford, Director Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer on (03) 9247 5566 or via email

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact the VPS Recruitment Team via email



Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 26 June 2018.

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