Procurement Engagement and Policy Officer (HEO7)

Extend your experience in the procurement specialisation, Based in Adelaide CBD with easy access to public transport, Benefits incl. eligibility for up to 17% super & additional recreation leave.

About the Job

Reporting to the Manager: Procurement, this newly created position will facilitate dialogue with key internal and external stakeholders including industry, Aboriginal-owned businesses, peak bodies and government agencies regarding procurement policies and requirements for the University. In this role you will:

  • review and make recommendations to strengthen procurement policies, processes, systems and guidelines to assist understanding and support for Aboriginal-owned business to better respond to the University’s procurement requirements
  • develop and maintain strategic relationships with industry, peak bodies, government and NGOs to understand the needs of Aboriginal-owned businesses and opportunities to ensure equity in the University’s procurement requirements and tendering practices
  • conduct and/or support supplier negotiations to achieve effective business terms ensuring an optimal outcome for the University
  • provide an internal consultancy service to professional and academic business areas.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will:

  • identify as an Australian Aboriginal person and possess a demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on the provision of services to and workforce considerations for Aboriginal communities
  • possess tertiary qualifications, or demonstrated significant equivalent commercial or procurement skills, knowledge and experience
  • demonstrate highly developed verbal and written communications skills including experience in the delivery of presentations and preparation of reports
  • have experience in providing advice and managing all aspects of complex policy drafting, engagement and implementation.


A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions.  We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 18 March 2020

Pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA) applications are invited from Australian Aboriginal People only.

10/03/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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