Principal Procurement Advisor

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Department: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: 10329_1663568521
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: David Rogers

Position Details

  • Work for Victoria's integrity agency exposing public sector misconduct
  • Melbourne CBD with flexible hybrid working arrangements
  • $103,920 - $114,828 per annum + superannuation

Our organisation

IBAC's work is challenging - we expose public sector corruption and police misconduct and they're serious issues. We front up to this mission each and every day because we all want a public service that acts in the best interests of Victoria.

Our purpose and reason for being is the number one reason team members join and stay at IBAC. We whole-heartedly believe in and work towards our vision for public sector and police that acts with integrity for all Victorians. Our dedication to fairness and natural justice is clear and tangible.

Our expectations are high; we expect the public to bravely call out corruption and misconduct and the public trust that we will leave no stone unturned in meeting these expectations. We expect our team to work with sensitive information confidentially and respectfully. We understand that if we are to foster a corruption-resistant public sector, we need a workplace built on integrity.

Our team:

We think we're a great group of people to work with, but we appreciate an integrity agency isn't for everyone. We work really well with people who are:

  • courageous and up for a true challenge - a vision to create a public sector that actively resists corruption is not for the faint-hearted, especially when our jurisdiction covers the entire Victorian public sector (think police, government departments, state agencies, local councils, schools and universities, public hospitals, parliamentarians, and the courts)
  • patient and professional with real staying-power - our projects are complex and can change direction quickly which takes understanding and a real respect for tackling corruption
  • flexible but with a measured and fair approach - we need to be nimble to respond to what's happening in Victoria, but we also need to be well considered and treat every aspect of our work with objectivity
  • trustworthy with a keen sense of duty - we need people who can strike the right balance between working with the utmost confidentiality, understanding what you can and can't share but also being open and collaborative across the agency

Your new role:

We have an opportunity for an individual to join our Finance and Procurement Unit as Principal Procurement Advisor on a Full-time Permanent Ongoing basis. Reporting to the Director, Finance and Procurement, the role will be responsible for the IBAC's procurement and contracts policy, processes and systems to ensure that all staff are supported to procure goods and services that are fit-for-purpose and achieve value for money. This position provides support to the Director, Finance and Procurement (Chief Procurement Officer) in ensuring IBAC complies with the Victorian Government's policies and frameworks.

Duties include:

  • Collaborating with business stakeholders to develop and implement procurement strategies to meet specific business needs, organisational objectives, manage risk and deliver value for money.
  • Providing information and expert technical advice on complex policies, procedures, systems and standards to business stakeholders to assist them deliver effective, outcomes-focused procurement activities.
  • Managing IBAC's procurement and related planning and reporting function, externally and internally.
  • Undertaking research and analysis to develop, supporting the continuously improving organisational procurement and contracts policy, procedures, systems, standards and
  • Advising stakeholders on appropriate procurement governance and performance management mechanisms to monitor, co-ordinate and improving procurement activity and performance.
  • Developing and delivering business improvement initiatives and ongoing procurement and contract management related trainings.
  • Proactively identifying and address procurement risks and mitigation strategies to meet organisational compliance requirements.

Our requirements / Your skill set:

We are looking for candidates with the below experience and capabilities:

  • A tertiary qualification and significant experience in public sector procurement and contract management functions is essential.
  • Knowledge of the procurement process relating to the establishment and implementation of contracts.
  • Experience in the preparation of procurement documents such as acquisition plans, market approach documents, specifications and evacuation plans.
  • Knowledge of procurement related policies (including Victorian Government Purchasing Board), systems, practices, procedures and government legislation including probity.

Apply now:

Your application is a two-step process. You are unable to save partial applications.

Submit your application online using the 'Apply Now' button, making sure you include:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume no longer than 5 typed pages (in Word format)
  • responses to the screening questions within the application process

Mandatory Vaccination Policy:

IBAC is required to comply with directions issued in the Pandemic Orders as part of the current COVID 19 health response in order to protect public health and ensure the safety of our team members. These orders issued directions that employers are required to collect, record and hold the vaccination information of employees to demonstrate compliance with worksite entry requirements. The Pandemic Orders also identify that attendance at workplaces will require employees to be fully vaccinated to gain entry.

To ensure compliance, all new team members will be asked to provide proof of their vaccination status. Further information will be provided as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to bringing together people with differing perspectives, lived experiences and skills to make choices that reflect our integrity and community, and to creating an inclusive work environment for all.

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Applications close midnight, 3 October 2022.

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