Director, Procurement

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. At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20003442
Closing Date: 07-May-2017
Salary Range: $175,000 - $226,901
Job Duration: Executive Contract - Fixed term - Up to five years
Attachments: E0014 Director Procurement.pdf (PDF, 146KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Seamus Scanlon
(03) 9929 9589

Position Details


Director, Procurement


  •         Senior leadership position for the organisation
  •         Oversee $3Billion Investment Program


Victoria Police provides policing services to the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to keep over 5.7 million Victorians safe. Employing more than 18,000 staff across the state, the objective is to deliver a safer Victoria with our partners by providing intelligence and confident policing. Focusing on the development of partnerships and working with the community to empower individuals to build a safer Victoria, this can only be achieved with a compliant but also progressive Procurement Department, being seen as a true enabler of the organisation.


Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Corporate & Regulatory Services you will lead a program of reform in the Procurement Department, striving for a service delivery function which is agile, responsive, people focused and connected. Under your progressive leadership the team will have a greater understanding of business process analysis resulting in improvement initiatives and also a stronger partnership with the organisation, having engaged widely and operating in accordance with corporate expectations including The Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025.


Highly regarded for your relationship management skills, you are an experienced executive who has a thorough understanding of procurement processes within the public sector. With proven negotiation skills, you have the ability to frame contracts in such a way to achieve better outcomes and are also comfortable leading change management initiatives to bring about better processes and procedures. A passionate leader, you are excited by the opportunity to lead a critical function of Victoria Police delivering best practice procurement services covering the full lifecycle of a commercial transaction from procurement planning through to contract execution and management.


* Your usual place of work will be within the Victoria Police Centre in the Procurement Department.


How to Apply


To apply for this role, please go to and search for the job title in the Job Seekers tab. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589.   You may also apply by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement.


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Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 7 May 2017.


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