Category Manager (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: Procurement
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20010566A
Closing Date: 06-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: until 31/12/2020
Attachments: C3014.docx (Word, 447KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Byron Crawford
(03) 9247 5566 or

Position Details

  • VPSG6 range $115,136 - $154,076 p.a. + super + leave loading.
  • One (1) full time, fixed term (until 31/12/2020) position available.
  • Working with the Corporate Support and Consultants Unit, Procurement Department located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street Docklands*

About the role:

You will lead and manage the work of a category team focused on sourcing and contract management for contractors, consultancy services and various central supply contracts within Victoria Police's Procurement Department. 

As a direct report to the Director Procurement (CPO) you will leverage your extensive experience in sourcing and contract management to ensure Victoria Police achieves best value for money outcomes in this category.  You will also work collaboratively across categories on more complex projects to ensure seamless project support for internal clients, and bring a strong focus on achieving high levels of internal client satisfaction.  

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead, support and quality control sourcing activity and the production of key market and approval documentation;
  • Assist and advise internal clients to plan and execute significant and critical sourcing projects that support the delivery of key organisational objectives and commitments;
  • Ensure the ongoing development of staff within the team with a particular focus on ensuring the transfer of industry, category,  sourcing and commercial skills and knowledge;
  • 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;
  • Please refer to the position description for detailed information about the role, accountabilities, and key selection criteria.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Significant, demonstrable experience in a similar role;
  • Proven experience in successfully managing a category or procurement team in a similar organisational environment;
  • A track record in driving process improvement and enhancing outcomes for internal clients;
  • A strong demonstrated commitment to ethical behaviour and Victoria Police organisational values;
  • An ability to think strategically and be action focused to achieve timely outcomes.
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills.

Requirements and relevant information:

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 Corporate Support and Consultants Unit, 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 bottom 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 Department) 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, Wednesday 6 June 2018


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