Manager, Service Contracts

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0352_SEP
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS 6 - Manager, Service Contracts - CV0352.docx (Word, 541KB)


Contact: Allan Bezzina on 0447 365 102
allan.bezzina@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your contract administration experience to deliver the management of complex goods and service contracts and provide expert commercial advice for major contracts.
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 6: salary range $127,467 - $170,579 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Manager, Service Contracts to provide a critical role in the Contracts and Infrastructure Branch.

 

About the business unit

The Contracts and Infrastructure Branch are responsible for contract management, commercial oversight and advisory services, as well as the effective management and maintenance of all Corrections Victoria prisons and related infrastructure. This includes the development and implementation of all required systems and policies to sustain this diverse asset portfolio. The management of major contracts including private prisons, oversight of major contracts and contract management of a significant number of the group's contracts are a core function of the Branch. It also represents the group's interest on infrastructure and construction projects to ensure the best possible outcomes for stakeholders and commercial partners.

 

About the role

The Services Contracts team sit within the Contracts and Infrastructure Branch. The Manager, Services Contracts, provides leadership with a strong focus on driving innovation and continuous improvement and ensures the State receives value for money for contracted services through the delivery of best practice contract administration and contemporary approaches to commercial management. This role is directly aligned to delivering evidence-based outcomes by ensuring operator compliance for contracts and escalating issues when non-compliance occurs. This oversight ensures the operators meet their obligations and the State has the necessary evidence to support the contract and KPIs are met.

The role may involve travel to prison locations and other sites where contracted services are being delivered and may require overnight travel.

The role of a Manager is to;

  • Provide leadership with a strong focus on driving innovation and continuous improvement
  • Supporting the General Manager to deliver on key business priorities including managing a range of high-level business/corporate, and strategic matters and contracts.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

 

About you

As our ideal candidate you will have;

  • Demonstrated experience in the management of complex goods and service contracts and the proven ability to provide expert commercial advice for major contracts.
  • Extensive experience in contract administration and high-level skills in the provision of commercial advice for major contracts and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in the management of end-to-end procurement activities and the ability to prepare comprehensive sourcing documentation and reports including commercial and contractual analysis.
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage teams to foster initiative, promote teamwork, achieve objectives, meet deadlines and produce high quality, value for money outcomes.

 

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)


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