Senior Procurement Specialist

About the City
City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional municipality providing services to a growing population of 244,000 residents across 1247km2 comprised of urban, suburban, rural and coastal environments located 75km from Melbourne. The spectacular beauty of the natural environment and the creative design and historical significance of its built environment make the municipality a major tourism magnet for local and international visitors.

Our people take pride in their work and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of residents of the Geelong region. Employees are provided with engaging and rewarding work and a culture of respect and collaboration. On offer are professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, parental leave – 14 weeks paid leave, health & wellbeing program, discounted gym memberships at council facilities and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and professional team, working together for the community.

About the Property, Procurement & Assets Department
This department is part of our Customer & Corporate Services Division, and is responsible for the City's end-to-end procurement and contract management functions, including our diverse buildings portfolio, facilities maintenance, lease management, property acquisitions and disposals, fleet management and the procurement function.

About the Role
This role provides support to the Coordinator of Contracts and Purchasing in the provision of policy and procedural development ensuring Council’s tendering and procurement processes accord with probity and legislative requirements.  The position is responsible for effectively managing the calling and evaluation of complex tenders and quotations in line with industry best practice and organisational policies and procedures requirements.

Key aspects of this role include –

  • Ensuring that tendering and contracting undertaken by Council, complies with probity principles, legislation and Council policy and procedures.
  • Managing the calling and evaluation of complex tenders and quotations
  • Assisting in the allocation of work priorities to meet Unit workload and corporate objectives.
  • Providing advice and assistance to staff involved in sourcing quotations and ensuring they accord with Council’s management procedures and guidelines to minimise Council’s contract liabilities.

About You
This role requires an individual with skills and proficiency in the preparation and supervision of tenders and tender specifications.  You have excellent negotiation skills, particularly in pre-contract negotiations, extensive knowledge of the purchasing, public tendering and competition processes.  A tertiary degree in a related field is desirable but not essential.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position.  Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5:00pm Wednesday 24 June 2020.

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City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

16/06/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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