Procurement Specialist

Who we are

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Downer Defence Systems, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset. Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to support our customer that is accountable to provide complex procedural, operational, administrative and business support to key branches of CIOG. As the Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for both the financial management and supplier management functions, along with reporting and communicating with senior stakeholders on financial performance and procurement matters.   The successful candidate will ideally have Defence CIOG procurement experience and an ability to establish and maintain working relationships with varied stakeholders, and a keen willingness to identify and implement process improvements. Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Responsible for procurement of ICTPA above-the-line service providers for the branch.
  • Providing complex procurement advice to Directors
  • Leading and undertaking procurement planning, tendering and contract formation and contract management activities
  • Manage the procurement process and produce procurement documentation, including approval documentation (Approval to Commence Procurement and Endorsement to Proceed), approach to market (RFT) documentation (utilising the DSS Panel templates and ICTPA Panel templates); financial commitment approval documentation, contract award documentation (Notification of Tenderer, Work Order) and purchase order documentation
  • Coordinate procurement evaluations and produce evaluation documents (Tender Evaluation Plan, Source Evaluation Report
  • Produce contract change proposals documentation (Contract extensions, Contract change orders)
  • Manage industry and stakeholder communications during procurements.

 About You

You thrive in a fast paced environment and you’ll be ready to ‘hit the ground running’ or have a high level of enthusiasm for learning and can pick up tasks quickly. You’ll also have:

  • Defence CIOG procurement experience (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability in delivering complex procurements throughout the entire procurement lifecycle;
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for managing work projects in a fast paced environment to achieve results in a professional and timely manner;
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure with a high attention to detail to meet deadlines;
  • Proven ability to work under broad direction with high levels of initiative.
  • Ideally you hold Procurement qualifications.

Eligibility: Due to the nature of the role and client requirements, applicants must be Australian Citizens and hold an active NV1 or higher level Australian Federal Government Security Clearance.

What we offer:

  • A values driven business with a focus on our people, our relationships, integrity and excellence in delivery
  • A long-term career opportunity for working with an ASX listed company
  • Access to Downer career development, financial, health and Lifestyle benefits
  • Referral bonuses
  • Work and lifestyle balance

Note - the preferred location is Canberra, however remote work with availability to travel when required will be considered.

26/04/2021 $0 Brisbane 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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