Senior Procurement & Contract Management Officer

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) is a statutory entity and is part of the Department of Justice & Regulation. EMV has responsibility for coordinating Victoria’s emergency management sector in working together for better community outcomes before, during and after emergencies. We do this under the auspices of our vision of ‘safer and more resilient communities’.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EMV199
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description (EMV199) - Senior Procurement and Contract Management Officer - VPSG 5.doc (Word, 868KB)

Contact: Cath Greaves, Director Corporate Support Services
(03) 8685 1316

Position Details

Senior Procurement and Contract Management Officer

  • Set the standard in Procurement
  • Partner with the business
  • VPS5, Full-time, Ongoing

A rare opportunity for a procurement professional to work closely with business partners to set high standards for procurement and contract management has become available within EMV.

Reporting to the General Manager Finance, Business & Innovation the Senior Procurement and Contract Management Officer will work closely with EMV staff and the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) to provide high level, authoritative advice and assistance relating to procurement and contract administration across EMV. You will be responsible to ensure that EMV's procurement and purchasing processes are in line with established departmental policies, while being tailored to EMV's business requirements.  You will also bring a strategic approach to streamlining EMV's procurement and achieving value for money outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will need to draw on your comprehensive understanding of procurement governance rationale and bring a practical, business-centred and customer focused outlook.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Provision of accurate, high level advice and guidance to all stakeholders with regard to departmental procurement and contract management policies, processes and practices;
  • Development and implementation of a procurement strategy for EMV, incorporating analysis of EMV's (current and envisaged future) spend and contractual data.
  • Develop and prepare briefs, business cases and procurement documentation across EMV, providing expert procurement input, assistance and guidance;
  • Develop and manage a procurement and contract management governance program, providing regular and timely reports to contract managers / project sponsors and the Executive Team to ensure contracts are managed and monitored as appropriate.
  • Develop a program for building and maintaining high-level organisational expertise in procurement and contract administration in line with EMV's capability framework.


To be successful you will have:

  • Significant experience in government procurement policies and processes;
  • Experience within a stand-alone procurement team will be well regarded;
  • An understanding of Victoria's emergency management arrangements will be well regarded.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business or relevant discipline highly regarded.

How to Apply:

Please click the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this advertisement.  Applications should include a resume and covering letter briefly outlining your skills and experience. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Cath Greaves, Director Corporate Support Services on (03) 8685 1316.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Application close midnight on 25 October 2017. 

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