Procurement Governance Lead

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50944335A
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50944335 Procurement Governanace PD Jan 23.docx (Word, 965KB)


Contact: Prue Carr
0403 371 181

Position Details

The Procurement Governance Lead is responsible for provision of expert advice to DEECA staff, including delivery of a broad range of procurement and contract services to ensure compliance to the Victorian government and departmental procurement policies and procedures. The role will also provide appropriate governance and oversight, including review of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and Secretary/Minister procurement approvals as required, conduct investigations and report on instances of non-compliance with procurement policies and procedures, manage the administration of procurement training courses and advisory services on engagement of contingent labour and participate in other governance forums. 

The position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to initiate and maintain strong relationships with internal and external senior stakeholders and work in a collaborative manner by providing responsive and proactive procurement advice whilst ensuring compliance with DEECA policies and procedures. Leading a team of two, you will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance around Whole of Government State Purchase Contracts (SPC's) and other panels while managing the maintenance of accurate divisional contract information in the DEECA Contract Management System and effectively communicating complex contract information and concepts to internal clients from a range of disciplines.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of procurement, purchasing and contract management processes with at least 5 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand and apply departmental and Victorian Government Purchasing Board policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft software applications. Knowledge of Oracle applications, SAP Fieldglass and Zycus is highly desirable.

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 1 February 2023.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.


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