Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist (2 positions)

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If you are a proactive, detail focused, solutions thinking person then these are the roles for you!
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50940650X
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: VPS 6 Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist PD.docx (Word, 180KB)


Contact: David Spektor
0448 002 905

Position Details

The Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the provision of expertise, advice and assistance relating to the management of departmental strategic sourcing activity, including the development and ownership of sourcing strategies, supplier relationship strategies and associated policies and processes. Responsible for all phases of the strategic sourcing process, you will identify saving opportunities to improve value, create competitive environments, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to ensure seamless availability of products and services needed to support departmental objectives.

The role suits a proactive, detail focussed, solutions thinking person who will work within the Procurement branch of Corporate Services undertaking market research and data analysis to continuously improve processes and identify opportunities for innovation while ensuring compliance with DELWP and Whole of Victorian Government procurement policies and procedures. You will be a strong leader with highly developed commercial, analytical, presentation and negotiation skills as you will be leading negotiations to finalise high value, high risk contracts with suppliers to deliver best possible outcomes for the department.

A demonstrated background in strategic sourcing and end to end procurement processes is required, with a minimum of three years experience preferred. The role requires strong capabilities to identify and implement process improvement opportunities that will lead to improved strategic sourcing, procurement and contract management within DELWP while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels with a focus on service excellence and delivery.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant discipline is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement practices and procedures, including demonstrated capacity to understand and apply the Victorian Government Purchasing Board guidelines.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in an end-to-end sourcing function. 

These positions are fixed term for 12 months. 

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections.  

For further information please refer to the attached position description. 

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 27 January 2022.

 Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen. 

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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